Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon expands their menu of race offerings

in Disney, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Events, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Great news for runDisney athletes!

Looks like there’s a whole new menu of offerings for the 2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend! The event takes place November 3-6, and will feature not only the inaugural Disney Wine & Dine 10K, but also Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge for runners who participate in the 10K and half marathon. So, ya know…wear comfy shoes. Chef Remy from Ratatouille will be cooking up a delightful new 10K race through Epcot, and Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge will serve up its first course.

According to runDisney, the now extended race weekend will begin Thursday, Nov. 3 with the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo followed by Mickey’s Holiday 5K on Friday morning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. For the little speedsters, they will also be adding another day of runDisney Kids Races, which will take place both Friday and Saturday.

Extensions also include expanded courses through Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

On Sunday morning, runners will enjoy a 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World Resort for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. After plenty of recovery time, the exclusive Post Race Party will take place Sunday evening with extra hours to enjoy everything the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has to offer.

The exciting expansion news goes beyond runDisney. There are also enhancements coming to Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Some of these additions will be open for guests to experience during our race weekend, including the nighttime spectacular Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the “Frozen Ever After” experience at the Norway pavilion at Epcot and more!

Registration will open on March 29, 2016 at noon ET. Sign up now! Will you be in the park sweating it out? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. I’m torn. Last year was so much fun and my first year. Swore I’d do it again but I’m a night person. Andhearing that Disney changed it to a morning race for financial reasons makes me want to skip it in protest. The only reason I am considering is I want to see if I have fun and I know there’s enough people to run it that all the complaining might make a difference. All the years I’ve defended Disney I might join the naysayers finally.

    1. SM

      Disney IS a company, and the “bottom line” does matter… Changing for financial reasons is just smart business… Look for the silver lining! Morning race doesn’t mean it will be any less magical, and now you can rest up and be fully charged for the after party!!! This actually works better for me. And if you run quickly enough, you’ll still be running before the suns up for most of the race ..

  2. This is the most fun marathon ever. Having a set up like this brings you back to your childhood and showing your passion for running. Don’t stop putting up events like this.

  3. Wow! This is good news for all runners. Personally, I would love to attend this kind of event not just because of disney offering but more of the fact that it can help me achieve a better health.

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