Saturday, November 8, 2014 • Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Set for its 5th annual running through the theme parks and entertainment districts of Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in the early fall of 2014, the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon is planned as a “runner’s night out” event that will be run in the evening rather than the daytime to avoid the Florida sunshine and heat this time of year, and will feature a food and wine festival at the finish line, at the park’s famed Epcot Center.
In addition to the individual half marathon, the race will also feature a two-person team relay, a “Mickey’s Halloween Family Fun Run 5K” and several races for kids ages 8 and under, including 400-meter, 200-meter and 100-meter dash races, and even a “Diaper Dash” race for parents and their kids age 12 months and younger.
From the starting line at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex — a 220-acre sports complex that plays hosts every spring to Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves spring training games, and also houses a tennis complex, a track and field facility and stadiums for football and soccer — runners will head out on a point-to-point course that takes them through the streets of Disney World and past a number of the park’s attractions, including the Streets of America, the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and Disney Hollywood Studios, among several others.
As runners make their way through the resort and the race’s later miles, they also run through the Disney Yacht & Beach Club’s tranquil streets and then finish the race at Epcot, where the finish line festivities will include the wine and food festival at the World Showcase facility.
More than 12,000 runners crossed the finish line in the half marathon alone at the race’s 2013 running, and the 2014 race is scheduled for a 10:00 PM start on Saturday night (the 5K is run in the morning, at 7:00 AM).
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central Florida, about 20 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, the Walt Disney World Resort lies in Lake Buena Vista, which typically sees November temperatures that average between 57°F and 79°F.
On the day of the race (Nov. 8), the average low is 58°F and the average high is 80°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.4 inches for the month.
- 7:00 AM – Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K
- 10:00 PM – Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon
- $185 for the half marathon, if registered by April 1, 2014
- $200 between April 2 – May 13
- $215 on May 14 and after
To reserve your spot in the late fall 2014 running of Lake Buena Vista’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon or Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K race, visit the event website shown below.