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Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Information & Maps

The Wine and Dine Half Marathon race weekend happens the first weekend in November during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. The weekend consists of a 5k, a 10k, and a Half Marathon. You can register for the Two Course Challenge and run the 10k and Half Marathon to earn a bonus medal.

2024 Race Information

Race Weekend Dates: Oct 31-Nov 3, 2024

Registration Dates: Club runDisney March 5, 2023 | Regular Registration March 12, 2023 10am ET

Where: Epcot, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Events:

  • Expo: Oct 31-Nov 2, 2024 | ESPN Wide World of Sports | Thurs: 10a-7pm | Fri: 12p-7p |Sat: 11a-3p
  • 5k: Fri, Nov 1, 2024 | $107.99 | Epcot | Time: 5am
  • 10k: Sat, Nov 2, 2024 | $150.99 | Epcot | Time: 5am
  • Half Marathon: Sun, Nov 3, 2024 | $234.99 | Epcot | Time: 5am
  • Post-Race Party: Sun, Nov 3, 2024 | $105 | Time: 10pm-1am (attendees can enter early at 5pm) (included with Half Marathon and Challenge registration)
  • Two Course Challenge: Nov 4 & 5, 2023 | $389.00 | Epcot

Important Links:

Past Race Weekend information: https://www.magicofrunning.com/past-wine-and-dine-race-weekend-information/

Race Weekend Description

Wine and Dine 5k

The Wine and Dine 5k (3.1 miles) occurs on the Friday morning of the race weekend and is an untimed, family race. Since the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend moved to morning races, the race has been held at 5am starting in the Epcot parking lot where you will run through the Epcot neighborhoods (Future World) and around World Showcase Lagoon. There are usually 4-6 characters along the course and at the finish you will get a medal, a water, a Powerade, a snack box, and a banana.

Wine and Dine 10k

The Wine and Dine 10k (6.2 miles) is run on the Saturday morning of the race weekend and is a timed race usually around Epcot and the Epcot resort area. Since moving to the morning, the race runs around Epcot, the Epcot resorts on Crescent Lake or through Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and finishes back at the front of Epcot. There are usually 6-8 characters on the course and at the finish you will get a medal, a water, a Powerade, a snack box, and a banana.

WIne and Dine Half Marathon

The Wine and Dine Half Marathon (13.1 miles/21.1 km) is run on Sunday morning at 5am. The start line is on a road outside Epcot and then runs through Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and then ends in the Epcot parking lot. There are usually 10-15 characters on the course and at the finish you will get a medal, a water, a Powerade, a challenge medal (if applicable), a snack box, and a banana.

Race Weekend Maps

Past Race Weekend Information

Inaugural Event: Oct 1-2, 2010

The inaugural event included a the Mickey’s Halloween Family Fun Run 5k, Kids race ($10), the Wine and Dine Half Marathon ($135) and Half Marathon Relay ($195). The Family Fun Run ran at the Magic Kingdom which was one of the only 5ks at WDW’s Magic Kingdom and ran in the morning of Saturday Oct 2. The Wine and Dine Half Marathon was originally a night race starting at 10pm and finished at Epcot for the finish line party.

Links to inaugural race weekend info: https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2010/03/18/mickeys-halloween-family-fun-run-5k-details-announced/ and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2010/03/18/2010-wine-and-dine-half-marathon-details-announced/

Before introducing the Half Marathon distance, the race weekend had a few different evolutions. It was first introduced in 1999, as the Disney Class 10k on Oct 3 which ran from the Epcot parking lot to Wide World of Sports. The weekend also hosted the Komen Race for the Cure 5k. The weekend was a part of the Millennium Celebration and you could register for the 10k for $22 or for race and a one-day Epcot ticket for $52. (https://www.orlandosentinel.com/1999/09/24/disney-classic-10k-is-oct-3/)

The race then evolved in 2006 and Disney hosted the Fall Feast 5k and the Race for the Taste 10k. According to The Ledger, “[a]thletes will be able to enjoy hors d’oureves before a ceremonial toast starts the race,” (https://www.theledger.com/story/news/2005/09/02/sidelines/26171829007/). The 10k ran in the morning (7am start time) and started in Epcot, ran to MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios), and ending at the Wide World of Sports.

In 2010, the weekend officially became the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Still happening in October, the 5k was hosted at the Wide World of Sports for a Halloween/Harvest themed race and the race ran at night ending in an after race party in Epcot.

In 2012, the weekend moved to the first weekend of November and the 5k was moved to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and rethemed to be the Jingle Jungle 5k. Also, this move allowed nighttime runners to run through the Osbourne Spectacle of Lights at MGM/Hollywood Studios which was a runner favorite!

In 2016, the weekend took its current form. All races were moved to the morning and the weekend was expanded to include a 10k and the Two Course Challenge. Since the races were moved to the morning, it meant runners could return later on Sunday for the runner’s after party at Epcot.

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