Tips For Planning Your 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend ‘RUN’cation!

Sarah Harris

by , Disney Sports Social Community Manager

Fall is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort, from festive theme park décor and seasonal tasty delights to the popular autumn events. With just three weeks until the 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT™, many well-seasoned participants have made plans for their fall-season favorites. Today we are sharing some extra ways that runners can “spice” up their “run”cations:

Be Prepared
Start your trip off on the right foot by heading to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, your race weekend headquarters! From race bib pick-up to exclusive event merchandise, you’ll definitely want to save some time to check out all the exhibitors. Make sure you don’t miss the special food and beverage offerings like this champagne flute with a chocolate Mickey Half Marathon topper.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Hours for the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Moment
Runners staying at Walt Disney World Resorts, Shades of Green, and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts can plan for a smooth start to their race morning with complimentary runDisney transportation to/from all events. Need a little pre-race snack? Visit your Resort’s food and beverage locations for special runner offerings throughout the weekend.

Don’t let your friends and family miss out on the fun! Spectators can watch their runner at the start and finish lines of each event. Add a little extra magic to your Half Marathon spectators’ experience with the Ch’EAR Squad package featuring reserved Finish Line seating, runDisney swag and more!

Ch’EAR Squad Bag

Celebrate Your Accomplishments
After three days of exciting endurance events, it’s time to truly wine and dine, Walt Disney World style! Celebrate your weekend accomplishments and taste your way around the “world” with a Post-Race Party at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Be sure to invite your friends and family who can also purchase a ticket to join you in the fun.

Finish off the busy weekend by showing off your newly earned “bling!” Whether near Spaceship Earth, with your favorite Food & Wine dish or in front of one of Epcot’s “Disney Walls” (like shown above), grab the perfect photo to show that YOU DID IT!

runDisney Medals at Epcot's 'Disney Walls'

Share your excitement during race weekend with @runDisney on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube using the hashtag #WineDineHalf.

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