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Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by wdwmagic, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. RunningKoen

    RunningKoen Member

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    Well, I guess I have to update my statement on the medals. They are perfectly designed into the theme. The problem: I dont get the theme, nor particularly like it.
    Social media reactions are very positive, linking the theme to the anniversary of Epcot. Perfect medals for that. But where's the Wine and Dine part, except in the Fall Feast 5K, (poorly) renamed after just 1 year of being Mickey's Holiday 5K.

    Yeah, I'm really nitpicking to persuade myself from not running. Not working so far. Sorry for the spam.
     
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  2. surfsupdon

    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    The Challenge medal is LEGIT. Quite possibly my 2nd favorite...behind the inaugural Tower medal with the dropping elevator.

    I want one so bad. But I'm not signed up. Dang it!
     
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  3. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    There's still time, registration is still open for all but the 5k.
     
  4. Swissmiss

    Swissmiss Well-Known Member

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    @surfsupdon - and just think of how good it would look with your flamingo socks ;) (it was flamingos on your pink socks, right?)
     
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  5. RunningKoen

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    You two are terrible. runDisney should sponsor you guys for brining in so many people to races ;-) or at least trying to.
    Luckily, the disney site is glitched and shows not a single resort available during this weekend, so I can't plan any futher.
    Is the Wine and Dine festival also that weekend? Is that the reason why it's so full everywhere?

    I can stay strong and resist. I'll just ignore the cheap flightickets I saw. And the fact that Im free on the monday after the race. Yeah, resistance!
     
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  6. Swissmiss

    Swissmiss Well-Known Member

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    @RunningKoen - the question is: will you regret it more if you go or if you don't go? Carpe diem and all that...
     
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  7. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    @RunningKoen, I already have a job - retirement.....

    Yes, the Food and Wine Festival is still going on, which may explain the lack of rooms. Plus, Caribbean Beach Resort just lost an entire group of buildings - that area will become the new DVC resort. Don't know how many rooms that took out of inventory, but that also has an impact. I'd keep looking, especially since you've got Monday off. Hate to see you miss a race you really like the bling. :D
     
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  8. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Those socks were epic!
     
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  9. surfsupdon

    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    I bought those socks at a Disney race expo. Check out Rock Em socks...I swear by them for running and style lol
     
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  10. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    $340 :cautious:
     
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  11. RunningKoen

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    Going to W&D will burn up the budget for the 2018 runDisney events. I was hoping to do both Wine and Dine and Avengers in one trip to the states if they plan it the same as this year. Only option is to just go for the running and make it a very low budget weekend, but that might spoil the magic around the event.

    Thanks for the info! Thats why all the resorts are full.

    I can retire in like 50 years ;-). I have 10 workweeks a year when its easier to take a day off, so there will be other events. And enough (prestigious) bling is already planned. Im having enormous first world problems

    If I could, I would do every runDisney event, so Im already used to missing out on them. Following others doing them however is almost as much fun, so Im already hyped for everyone doing this one, certainly with the medals!
     
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  12. Figment82

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    I really wish I was eligible to run the kids races... lol!

    I like the medals well enough - to me, they're not the best ever but they're not the worst either. My favorites will always be the Spaceship Earth-inspired ones but these are okay. I just hope they look more "epic" sized in person. Sometimes a rectangular design can get lost with the lanyard. The ESPN 5K medals suffered a little when they went to the ticket look.
     
  13. psherman42

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    I'm glad I'm not alone. I'm moving back to Orlando in a few weeks and the temptation to sign up for the challenge just for this medal is real. It would be a good practice for my first marathon in January..
     
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    So am I the only one running this year? :(
     
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    Since only the 5k is sold out, seems like it........ = p
     
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    I was referring to those of us on this board, but given the availability of the races, you may be right! Me and the Balloon Ladies, lol.
     
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    I'm in for the challenge. (If they had day-of packet pickup, I'd have considered adding the 5K when it was available, too.) Probably my last rD race for a while, though.
     
  18. LAKid53

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    Ok, now we have 2....
     
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  19. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    10K only. My sister and brother-in-law wanted to do the 10K and they forbid me to do the challenge so we can all do F&W Saturday.
     
  20. LAKid53

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    How rude of them! ;)
     

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