Runners cooked up magical Walt Disney World miles on a journey of good food and good company this past weekend during the 2023 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend! Featuring three endurance events and a multi-race challenge, the runDisney race weekend served up “courses” inspired by memorable Disney dinner (and tea) parties and favorite moments found around the table. Let’s recap a few of our favorite moments from the weekend:
Using their own magical gifts, the Half Marathon first finishers thrived under the surface pressure. For Orlando runner Ian Borderlon, it was a repeat victory at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon as he took the top spot in the male division for the second year in a row with a time of 1:11:38. Winning the female division, Renee Kearns completed the 13.1-mile course through the Walt Disney World theme parks in 1:23:55. In the wheelchair division, Heather Sealover from Bossier City, Louisiana finished first with a time of 1:02:33, while Nicholas McCoy of Boerne, Texas was the first male finisher at 1:10:34.
Speaking of impressive finishes, it was an emotional race morning for Central Floridian Zach Bernstein.
Losing his leg as a result of an accident, Zach conquered the Disney Wine & Dine 5K as his first race now running with a blade prosthetic. Watch to hear more of his story:
A celebratory toast to all runners of the 2023 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend! You can still join in the runDisney race weekend fun this season. Limited availability remains for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, celebrating the spirit of adventure with favorite friends from different daring Disney tales – head to runDisney.com to register today.
Did you join us during this past weekend? Be sure to share out your event photos in social using #WineDineHalf. To learn more about runDisney events, visit us here.