Disney Scrapbook Page Layout - Disney Epcot Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

In 2012, we made the runDisney Wine & Dine Marathon weekend a family affair.  My husband had to be there for an Off to Neverland Travel meeting and we decided to take advantage of the timing and make it into a short holiday.

Each of us signed up for a different runDisney event and we found it really is a family event.  It was so much fun seeing each one of succeed in our individual events and wear our medals around the parks.

This year the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is going to be held November 7-8, 2014. A little about the events…

Wine & Dine Half Marathon

For the real runners there is the 13.1 mile course that takes your through Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios at night.  The race starts at 10:00 PM at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and ends at Epcot®.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Start Line

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Start Line (photo credit: Disney Sports News)

The best part about this race is it does not end at the finish line.  You can meet up with family and friends to unwind at the Finish Line Party in Epcot® World Showcase.   While at the party you will be able to enjoy the 25 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival kiosks, access to favorite Epcot® attractions, Character Meet & Greets, musical performances, and live entertainment.

Cost (SOLD OUT): $185 by April 1, 2014; $200 between April 2 and May 13, 2014; $215 on or after May 14, 2014

2012 Disney runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Map

2012 Disney runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Map

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K

For those not as adventurous or just want to enjoy getting in the holiday spirit you can enter Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K through the Animal Kingdom Park. This slow paced event begins 7 AM in the parking lot of the Animal Kingdom.   There are not as many people participating so there is no need to get there as early as you would for the half marathon.

Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K Start Line

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K Start Line

I will tell you there is no problem walking this entire course.  There are many people there with varying levels of ability and everyone finishes (Disney has tricks to make sure you do).

You will also have time to stop and meet the characters or pet a goat.  Yes, the animals from the petting zoo at Rafiki’s Planet Watch will come out to meet you while you are walking backstage.

Cost (SOLD OUT): $55 by August 19, 2014; $65 on or after August 20, 2014

2012 Disney runDisney Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K Map

2012 Disney runDisney Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K Map

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K is fun for kids of all ages (please note that strollers are no longer permitted so all participants must be able to finish on their own).

Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K Finish Line

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K Finish Line Medals

runDisney Kids Races

For the younger ones they have their own runDisney Kids Races over at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  Each age group has their own event running parts of the track at the Wide World of Sports.  I will warn you this is organized chaos.  I am amazed at the coordination it takes with this many kids and parents.

For more info on the Kids Races you can check out my post HERE.

runDisney 100M Dash Kids Races Start Line

runDisney 100M Dash Kids Races Start Line (photo credit: Kimberly Michelle)

You kids can participate in:

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old – 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old – 400m dash
  • One Mile Run – Open to all children 13 years old & under

Cost: $15 by August 19, 2014; $20 on or after August 20, 2014 (Kids Races) & $30 by August 19, 2014; $35 on or after August 20, 2014 (One Mile Run)

 

runDisney Kids Races Finish Line and Medal

runDisney Kids Races Finish Line and Medal

Let me tell you the Kids Races are a hoot.  It really is organized chaos!!

The 2014 Bling

To be honest many people run the races for the bling.  And Disney has come of the best bling there is. Here are the medals you could received this year:

2014 Wine & Diney Half Marathon Weekend Medals

2014 Wine & Diney Half Marathon Weekend Medals

I hope that you and your family will try a runDisney event!

Mary Signature




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