Run Disney released an update to this fall’s Wine & Dine race weekend. A letter from Ken Potrock, Disney’s SVP of Sports Enterprises, discusses two major modifications for this year’s Wine & Dine race weekend. As someone who participated in last year’s race weekend and post race party these changes are very welcomed and should improve the [...]
Interview with runDisney Training Consultant Jeff Galloway Last year the Disney Endurance Series rebranded itself as runDisney, and with the change brought in Olympian Jeff Galloway as the official training consultant for their series of events. Galloway competed in the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, and has served as coach to over 200,000 runners and [...]
Saturday, January 8 the Walt Disney World Half Marathon took place. An early morning tour of 2 of the 4 Disney theme parks, the half marathon course started right outside Epcot, went up to and through the Magic Kingdom, and ended back at Epcot. 27,000 runners (a new record) signed up for the race, and you [...]
17,000+ competitors lined up for today’s Walt Disney World Marathon. The 26.2 mile race through all 4 Disney theme parks was the final event during a weekend of races that saw nearly 54,000 registered runners and walkers toe the line in one of the events. For the full marathon, all eyes were on flamboyant Brazilian Adriano Bastos [...]
As many of you know the first weekend of October 2010 saw the introduction of a new night race at Walt Disney World, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. One of the things many runners were looking forward to was the Finish Line Party to be held in Epcot’s World Showcase from 10:30 pm until [...]
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 [...]
On Saturday, October 2nd, approximately 11,000 people lined up at the starting line of Disney’s inaugural Wine & Dine half marathon or half marathon relay. Just under 4 hours later the last of the 7,775 finishers (not including the 601 teams to finish) crossed the line.