Lace up your witch boots and ready your spells. The evilest runDisney event is running virtually, and now you can run from home, too. The 2020 Wine and Dine Half Marathon opens Virtual slots on Thursday, July 30th for those that didn’t sign up for the now-canceled, in-person event. The virtual races will be much like the summer 5k virtual series (modeled after Theme Park attractions) and offer running bibs, mile markers, collectible shirts, and of course, that race bling we’re always trying to collect.
Disney Wine and Dine Weekend Opens Virtual Slots
runDisney’s’ twitter feed just offered us this delectable morsel on Jul 28th, saying, “A wickedly delicious VIRTUAL event! Want to channel your inner Disney Villain and participate in #WineDineVirtual? Now you can! We are opening a limited number of additional registration opportunities at 10 a.m. EDT on July 30 for this fall event…”
A wickedly delicious VIRTUAL event! Want to channel your inner Disney Villain and participate in #WineDineVirtual? Now you can! We are opening a limited number of additional registration opportunities at 10 a.m. EDT on July 30 for this fall event – click here for more info:
— runDisney (@runDisney) July 28, 2020
The run Disney 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterSHOKZ finally has the evil theme we’ve been calling for all these years. With the shuttering of Club Villain during the Halloween months, this new twist is especially welcome as a virtual event. The regular in-person race event at Walt Disney World Resort is canceled, so all registered participants have the opportunity to transfer their registration to the new virtual version of the race weekend.
Previously registered Guests of the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend have until August 5 to choose if they would like to participate in the virtual event or may opt for a refund instead.
Virtual Disney Wine & Dine Races Themes and Swag
If you have not registered for the fall event (or missed out because of the distance, etc.) Thursday gives you the limited opportunity to participate in the Wickedly Delicious Virtual Disney Wine & Dine event. The race themes include:
- Kronk and Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove | Disney Wine & Dine 5K
- Ursula from The Little Mermaid | Disney Wine & Dine 10K
- The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon
- Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas | Two Course Challenge
- Captain Hook and Smee from Peter Pan | runDisney Kids Races
Each terribly fun finisher medal for the Virtual Disney Wine & Dine races include the same themes as above but in bewitching colors and graphics.
Runners will each receive an event shirt made of performance tech materials, themed to each event as they run at home on their favorite running trail. Just like the summer virtual series, at home runners can also enhance their virtual race option with free printable bibs, mile markers, a themed music playlist (no other Disney entertainment or characters included), finisher certificate, and more. These will populate on the race page at a later date.
While we wait for the deliciously malevolent weekend to unfold, create your Disneybound race outfit and share your plans and experiences using #WineDineVirtual on social media. Leave us a comment about your running goals below!