A new event popped up on the runDisney race calendar this year. The Inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon took place Saturday, October 2, 2010 coinciding with the opening of the 15th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The starting gun fired at 10:00 pm, and competitors wound their way from ESPN Wide World of Sports through Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios before ending at Epcot where runners were promised an after-party in the World Showcase. Check out the video after the break for highlights of the unique course.
Earlier Saturday morning I ran the Inaugural Mickey’s Halloween 5K with my daughter through the Magic Kingdom, and was therefore attempting a daily double running the half marathon later that night. The video captures my journey through the race including my favorite sights: a gauntlet of lit “tusks” at the entrance of Animal Kingdom and a sneak peek at the Osborne Family Christmas Light Spectacle on Hollywood Studio’s Streets of America.
For more details on the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, be sure to read Frank Chahulski’s perspective from the front of the pack, and his summary of the after-party where participants sampled the offerings of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
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Disclosure: As of December 2009, the Federal Trade Commission requires disclosure of any payments or considerations. runDisney provided complimentary race entry to the Wine&Dine Half Marathon for Dave Parfitt.
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