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Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

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

  1. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    I did! Got the bonus 2017 pin with it.

    I want to do the W&D but can't register right now. Too close to Christmas and Light Side (on a plane to Orange County right now). Hopefully it won't sell out so soon this year.
     
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  2. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    OMG, you're flying into John Wayne?! I'm a nervous flyer and that rocket takeoff gave me the willies (thanks noise abatement). But I'll never ever fly into LAX again...and I'm from LA!

    Good luck! Have a great trip. Hope the weather cooperates.
     
  3. surfsupdon

    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    Wine and Dine opened today, and everything was still open. No more hovering at 12noon. Nice that the events aren't selling out in 10mins

    Also, the race weekend costs more than others.
     
  4. dreamfinder

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    Everything still open. Definitely think we have past peak runDisney.
     
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  5. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    I need this to be open a few more weeks. I'm broke. :)
     
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  6. Figment82

    Figment82 Well-Known Member

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    That's fine with me! For a while, it felt like the hardest part of the event was just signing up! It'd be nice if prices came down a little too, but I guess I can't get too carried away... ;)
     
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  7. thumper

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    I'm in for the challenge this time around (running again with the charity I work for, Sparrow's Nest). I think I'm more excited about running the 10K than past the sewage treatment plant in the Half! :( Oh...and the Dole Whip spiked with Bacardi at the after party...I can get excited about that!:D:D
     
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  8. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    So, yeah, I signed up for the 10K only. My sister and her husband want to do it then party. Since we don't get the party ticket we'll hit Disney Springs. It's going to be strange skipping the half.
     
  9. biggsworth

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    Just signed up for the half can't wait we are building a 10 day trip out of the experience!!!
     
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  10. HolleBolleGijs

    HolleBolleGijs Well-Known Member

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    Aaaaaand the 5k is sold out. Heres hoping they reopen it.
     
  11. thumper

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    Looks like the Half and 10K (individually) are sold out as well, but Lumiere 2 course Challenge is still open. I knew the half was sold out last week, as our charity (Sparrow's Nest) started receiving calls for bibs and prices! Definitely took longer to sell out this time around, but hopefully they'll open it up again to those that want to join.
     
  12. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    There is no DVC availability for the weekend. None. This can't be right. Even OKW and SS?
     
  13. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    That's strange. It's not the last weekend of F&W - which is a 3 day holiday weekend, thanks to Veteran's Day falling on a Saturday. Has the race weekend gotten that popular?

    Surprisingly, the Two Course Challenge is still open.
     
  14. dreamfinder

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    I saw a 1BR somewhere, but yeah, the weekends are pretty booked.
     
  15. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    But, but, I keep hearing that everyone is losing interest in runDisney and the festivals. ;)
     
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  16. dreamfinder

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    Plenty of mid week bookings available. And I think you might have been able to piece together a split stay if you were crazy. How much do you want to use your DVC????

    And judging by my tracker, yeah runDisney is def slowing down.
     
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    It was an absolute mad house for the SW Dark Side. Picking up your race bib was no problem...the merchandise expo was insane! Long lines everywhere. You stood in a line, only to wait again for a CM to let you into the official merchandise area. And then lines for cash registers. I was told to go over to the merchandise expo to pick up my shirts for the challenge. But I was told incorrectly. I wasn't the first runner to be given the wrong info and one of the supervisors was able to get me my shirts without me having to go back to the other building.

    Leave Junior behind.

    ETA: if you need running gear, because you forgot your compression sleeves or socks or need some energy gels, instead of navigating the madness that is the expo, go to the Fit2Run store in Disney Springs - it's over by Splitsville. I forgot my gel packs and needed another pair of sleeves, so I headed over there the evening before the expo opened. Also picked up another running tank top, since it was going to be warmer than last year's races. Wasn't too crowded.
     
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  19. Mark P.

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    Not to mention, at least last year, Fit2Run had the current year New Balance runDisney shoes in stock well in advance of race weekend (and so I would assume during, as well), so no need to stand in those lines or deal with the virtual queue, either.
     
  20. LAKid53

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    Good point. They had them last month when I popped over during the SW Dark Side weekend.
     

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