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Disney’s Wine And Dine Half Marathon Ends With A Party At Epcot’s Food And Wine Festival

Madison Flager
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From Delish

Most races end with a spread of bananas, granola bars, and maybe a beer or two, if you're lucky. At the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon, you get to enjoy an entire night at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival exclusively surrounded by other runners after you get through 13.1 Disney-filled miles.

Registration for the 2019 half opened today, along with the other events planned during the Wine and Dine weekend-a 5k, 10k, Two-Course Challenge, and kids race. The half features a 13.1-mile course through Walt Disney World Resort. It's lined with Disney characters, naturally, and runners often stop to take photos with their favorite characters and at iconic spots throughout the parks. Needless to say, this isn't the most intense of races, though you do have to maintain a 16-minute mile pace.

It is one of the most fun races you can enter, though. Since it's the 10th anniversary of the event, there are special performances and entertainment planned for the weekend including rare character sightings, Attractions Magazine reports.

Best of all, though, is access to the post-race party. The timing coincides with Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, and half marathon runners get a ticket included with the $205 race fee. The event starts at 5 p.m. with special events starting at 10 p.m. and lasting until 1 a.m., so you'll have plenty of time to shower and take a nap post-race, pre-wine. Tickets to the post-race party can be purchased for family and friends for $85.

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