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All about Disney's first runDisney event back

RunDisney is making its return for the 2021-2022 season! With an all-new race, new deadlines and Walt Disney World® Resort's 50th anniversary celebrations, the return of in-person, on-site races beckons a return of one of Disney's most unique events.

The races are open to everyone, with proof of time in a prior run only necessary for those in early corral groups. Whether for a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, runDisney events make for an opportuntiy unlike any other.

The 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz, from Nov. 4-7, is the first runDisney event to make its return after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This wickedly delicious, villain-themed run is one of Disney's most creative, featuring three races and a two-course challenge.

Each race pulls from a different villainous theme, with the Disney Wine & Dine 5K going with The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Disney Wine & Dine 10K themed to Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas, the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon centered around Yzma from Emperor’s New Groove and the Two Course Challenge—which combines the 10K and half marathon races— designed after Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Registration opens July 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

Those who cannot make it out to Walt Disney World Resort for the event can still participate virtually, allowing them to run the same distances and earn the same medals as those going on-site. While not quite running through the theme parks, this option gives those who—for any reason—prefer to race from elsewhere but still participate in the community event.

Registration opens July 16 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time for the virtual race.

Pricing is separated by event and date booked, so it is best to reference Disney's official website for a full breakdown on each run's price.

This race weekend is made special in particular by its proximity to the start of The World's Most Magical Celebration, as it helps kick off Walt Disney World Resort's 50th anniversary. By contacting your travel agent, you can book a room or a full package for race weekend.

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