runDisney has announced that this year’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World will transition to a virtual event. The event was set to be held November 5-8, 2020.
With circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continuing to change around the globe, we continue to make timely decisions about our operations after considering guidance from local and national health authorities. As we have shared before, we are basing our decisions on the safety and well-being of our Cast Members, athletes and our Guests, since there is nothing more important than that.
Registered participants have the option to either receive a full refund for the race or, for guests in the U.S., compete in a virtual race in their local area.
Those participants choosing to compete in the virtual event will be sent their race shirt and medal for each race they complete, plus a digital bib, digital tool kit with start/finish line and mile markers, digital goody bag, virtual playlist, and a Disney Gift Card (for select races). Gift Cards will be included for participants signed up for the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Two Course Challenge.
Participants should look for an email starting tomorrow with instructions on making their selection. If a participant no longer has access to the original form of payment, a refund can be requested by check or a Disney Gift Card.
If participants do not make a choice before August 5th, they will automatically receive a refund.
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.