Chef Mickey has some news for you!
We thought something looked a little fishy about the Wine and Dine Half Marathon last week. After talking about it on social media some semi-confirmations came through from unofficial sources. It was pretty exciting to think of the possibilities, but we knew we had to wait until today to hear the details.
It’s true: all of it.
The Wine and Dine Half Marathon will now offer a challenge.
The new challenge will be called the Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge and the biggest shocker of all, none of the races will be held at night.
Dun dun duuuunnnnnn!
I know, I know, people are going to lose their minds over that aspect. I get it. But without the Osborne Lights, I think a lot of us would be disappointed anyway.
They were ahhhhmazing!
Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop after your run.
The after race party is still being offered in Epcot. It’s just wayyyy after the race.
Personally, I love that idea as it allows me to run, rest, and party into the wee hours of the morning celebrating my accomplishments. When I ran this race in 2013 I skipped the party because right after a half, I’m pooped! I need to recovery before letting my party animal come out.
So there’s a lot to discuss here.
Races are Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings with the party on Sunday night.
Prices are as follows:
Will this be another fast sellout? WHO KNOWS.
Traditionally when a challenge and 10K are added, those races sell very fast. But this race will add extra days to the trip (more than repeat runners were expecting) so it remains to be seen how the runners respond.
Plus. It’s another daytime race. Does this make it better or worse for most runners?
I know it’s certainly unexpected.
Let me know what you think about the changes. You can find all the details on rundisney.com.
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)