While I was away in Italy some changes to the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon were announced.
Wine & Dine was my very first race EVER in 2011 and I’ve run it each year since…
…and in 2015 (despite all the weather delay craziness!) I was able to share it with Jason for the first time (or at least 6.72 miles of it!).
Despite starting a physical therapy doctorate program this summer I had been planning on trying to squeeze in a quick weekend trip to Disney in the fall for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon – I had even renewed my annual pass assuming I’d be there!
But to be honest, with the announced changes the race is much less appealing to me and with early DVC/ AP registration opening today I’m planning on taking a pass and not running my formerly favorite race this year.
For those of you who don’t follow the world of runDisney (and to be honest, I am less and less recently!), they’ve moved what was a Saturday night 10pm half marathon immediately followed by an after party in Epcot for the Food & Wine Festival (until 4am!) to a Sunday morning race (adding a new 10k race on the Saturday morning) with the after party being held later on Sunday night.
I really loved the uniqueness of a night race and unfortunately with school this year I was planning on flying home on Sunday so I wouldn’t even be able to stay for the Sunday night after party!
As disappointed as I am, on the bright side Jason and I are not walking about trying to take a weekend trip to Disney this spring before I start school in June just to make our annual passes worth it – that would mean I’d get to go to the Flower & Garden Festival which I’ve never been to! Let’s hope that works out!