Fans of runDisney will no doubt be aware that the annual Wine and Dine Half Marathon is coming up next month. Of course, rabid fans of runDisney will also be aware that today they announced the details of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon MeetUp today:
Darrel Fry, Sports Media Director for Walt Disney World elaborates:
It’ll be our first runDisney nighttime meet-up, so you will definitely want to be able to say you were there. It’ll have many of the same magical elements of our previous Meet-Ups, but with some cool new twists that only the nighttime can provide.
For instance, we’ll kick off the event with a special viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the nightly laser, light and fireworks show. After that, selected participants will get to taste and learn about some of the extraordinary cuisine and wines that are part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, hear from some Olympic endurance runners and get some expert advice on safely running at night.
Then, selected participants will get to put some of that nighttime running knowledge to work during a starlit fun run “around the world” at Epcot well after the park closes. And of course there will be a few magical surprises throughout the night.
There is so much to like about this MeetUp.
#1 You don’t have to wake up early.
#2 There is food involved.
#3 Magical surprises.
#4 You don’t have to wake up early (this is so good, it’s worth mentioning twice).
If you’re running in a runDisney event, it’s worth your time to stalk the runDisney blog for these announcements. I was lucky enough to get into the MeetUp for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, and it was really fun. Trust runDisney to add a little more magic to their events!
Are you running Disney this year?