runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon – A Look Back

While I’m working on my recap of the New York City Marathon I figured I’d take a minute to address my next race, the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon THIS WEEKEND (it really snuck up on me this year!).

I have to admit I REALLY love this race and this will be my 4th year in a row running it!  (I mean what’s not to love?? Running – YES!  Disney – YES!  Food – YES!  Wine – YES!)

Back in 2011, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon was my first race EVER and because of that, I look at this race weekend as sort of an anniversary.  I went from being a total non-runner to choosing this race as my goal while fundraising in memory of my friend Kerry who lost her battle with Leukemia and every year it’s a reminder of how far I’ve come and all the amazing friends I’ve made along the way (Wine & Dine 2011 is actually where I met Jenn, Daniel & Patrick who you’re probably familiar with from all my race photos!).

So, whether you’re getting ready for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend yourself this year, or if you’ll be virtually following from home, I invite you to take a look back at my experiences at Wine & Dine over the past 3 years!

2011 Wine & Dine Half Marathon – Part 1

2011 Wine & Dine Half Marathon – Part 2

Disney Meet Up & Eat Up Recap

Wine and Dine 20112012 Wine & Dine Half Marathon

runDisney Wine & Dine Meet-Up

Wine and Dine 20122013 Wine & Dine Half Marathon – Before the Starting Line

2013 Wine & Dine Half Marathon – The Race

2013 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Meet Up 

Wine & Dine 2013

I can’t wait to get all the fun started this year!  

Be sure to let me know if you’ll be there, I’d love to say hi!

Do you have an “anniversary race”??

27 thoughts on “runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon – A Look Back

  1. Aw fun! That’s where I met you! (And Jenn, Pat, and Dan.) I miss running at Disney but it got to be a little too expensive for me. One day though, I’ll be back again for sure!

  2. I love the Wine and Dine race weekend, but with Tower of Terror last month and Marine Corps and Richmond on our race calendars, we could not fit it in. Have a fabulous time!

    • Yes, that would definitely be a lot! I know it’s a little much to do the weekend after NYCM, but I really couldn’t pass it up, I just love this race and the weekend with my friends too much!

    • It’s this weekend! The race starts at 10pm on Saturday night and finishes in Epcot which is open until 4am for the runners for the Food & Wine Festival! It’s awesome!!

      • Oh wow well good luck!! Are you feeling ok about it? Do you have a time in mind? I absolutely would love to do it. I might just sign up next year… Might just beat running in the UK!

        • I’m definitely resting up my legs after running a marathon this past weekend, but I think I’ll be good to go!

          I actually never have a time goal for Disney races since I like to stop and take pictures with the characters along the way! (I figure if I’m paying all that money to run at Disney I may as well make it worth it!)

  3. It’s so fun to look back on the previous years! This will be my third year there, and it is my favorite race. It wasn’t my first half, but it’s what hooked me on them. Hope to get the chance to meet you in person! I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled 🙂

  4. I’m super jealous! I would love to do another Disney race, period, and particularly this one! Now that we’ve moved to DC from Seattle, Florida is a lot closer… maybe next year :-). Have a fantastic time, can’t wait to see the pictures!

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