Register Today for the RunDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Today (March 13, 2018) is the day to register for the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  Registration opens at noon EST.

Disney invites you to “Be our Guest” during the weekend of November 1st- 4th, 2018, with races for all levels of fitness!  The Health and Fitness Expo will be held November 1st- 3rd at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  There you’ll be able to pick up your packet, listen to guest speakers, and shop from top vendors in the running industry!  The races that weekend kick off on Friday, November 2nd with the “Disney Fall Feast 5k.”  The weekend continues on Saturday, November 3rd with the “Disney Wine & Dine 10k.”  The weekend culminates on Sunday, November 4th with the main course (yes I just inserted my own food humor here!) the “Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.”  If you’re feeling particularly gung-ho be sure to register for the “Disney Two-Course Challenge.”  In this special event you will be registered for both the 10k on Saturday and the 1/2 Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles in 2 days), and what would Disney races be without some amazing BLING!


2017 Wine & Dine Medals

If you’re new to RunDisney, you should know that races fill up quickly, and I speculate that this year’s races will fill up much quicker than usually with the decision to put Disneyland races on hiatus this year (there’s a lot of construction going on at Disneyland right now).  So if you’re thinking about registering take the plunge and go for it!  Having run my fair share of Run Disney Events, it promises to be memorable!



The Mouskaholic at Disneyland after earning her 2015 Coast to Coast distinction

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Register today for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon


Today is the day to register for RunDisney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon!  The race weekend starts with the Fall Feast 5k on Friday November 3rd, continues with the Wine and Dine 10k on Saturday November 4th, and concludes with the Wine and Dine Half marathon on Sunday November 5th.

If you participate in both the 10k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday and run all 19.3 miles you’ll complete the “Two Course Challenge” and earn a third medal for doing both races.

These races are a bit pricey, but there is nothing like a Disney race as far as entertainment and quality.  The medals are exceptionally beautiful, and everyone is treated like a world class runner.

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Head to the RunDisney website to register today at noon!

Once you’re registered let help you plan your “Run-Cation” . She has run many RunDisney races and challenges, as well as the Coast to Coast challenge twice.  Her planning and booking services are always free of charge to you, so why not take the stress out of planning!  Email her today for your free quote!

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Register Today for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

Today is the big day to register for the Avengers 1/2 Marathon Weekend at Disneyland!  Registration opens at noon, so don’t miss your opportunity to show your bravery and be the super hero you know you are inside.

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The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon will take you through Disneyland, California Adventure Park, and through scenic Anaheim, including running through the Anaheim Angels Stadium!

Don’t miss your chance, RunDisney races tend to sell out quickly!

Never been to Disneyland?  Don’t fear, Ashley is here!  Ashley with Charming Travels can help you plan your trip for your RunDisney “race-cation”  She has run Disney races both at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, earning her Coast to Coast distinction twice!  She can help you plan your trip and book for you once you’ve registered for the race!  Contact her today-

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Register Today for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Today is the big day to register for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World!  Registration opens at noon, so don’t miss your opportunity to run during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival.  (Edit to original post- Registration has been moved to 3/29/16)


The Wine and Dine will take you through 3 Disney parks and this race is unique because it takes place at night (edit to original post- this race is no longer at night and a 10k has been added).  Additionally, there is an exclusive after hours party at the Food and Wine Festival for participants!


Don’t miss your chance, RunDisney races tend to sell out quickly!

Never participated in a RunDisney event?  Do you wanna take the hassle out of planning?  Don’t fear, Ashley is here!  Ashley with Charming Travels can help you plan your trip for your RunDisney “race-cation”  She has run Disney races both at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, earning her Coast to Coast distinction twice!  She can help you plan your trip and book for you once you’ve registered for the race!  Contact her today-

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RunDisney- Mark Your Calendars!

If you’re interested in running a Disney race in 2016 or early 2017 be sure to mark your calendar for the registration dates!  Disney races tend to sell out quickly, so you’ll want to register on the day they open!


Disneyland Half Marathon weekend- September 1-4, 2016                                  Registration opens February 2, 2016


Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend- November 4-5, 2016               Registration opens March 15, 2016


Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon- November 10-13, 2016           Registration opens April 5, 2016

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend- January 4-8, 2017        Registration opens April 26, 2016


Star Wars Half Marathon- The Light Side – January 12-15, 2017  Registration opens June 14th


Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend- February 23-26, 2017 Registration opens July 12, 2016


Star Wars Half Marathon- The Dark Side- April 20-23, 2017     Registration opens August 9, 2016


Tinkerbell Half Marathon- May 11-14, 2017                                      Registration opens September 20, 2016



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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Goes on Sale Today at Noon

If you’re wanting to register for the events of the Disney Marathon weekend, today is the day!!!

Registration for the weekend’s events open at Noon!  Be sure to check out to get yourself registered

This is RunDisney’s weekend with the most events.

Kids Race

5k- Thursday January 7, 2016

10k- Friday January 8, 2016

1/2 Marathon- Saturday January 9, 2016

Full Marathon- Sunday January 10, 2016

This weekend is also full of challenges!  If you compete in the 1/2 marathon on Saturday and the Full on Sunday you’ll earn the designation of “Goofy Challenge”.  If you run the 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon and full marathon, you’ll have completed the “Dopey Challenge.” (You must register for Goofy and Dopey to be eligible for the special medals… you can’t register for each race individually to get the special medals)

This race weekend is great because it has races available for all fitness levels.

2015 Medals from WDW Marathon Weekend

2015 Medals from WDW Marathon Weekend

This past year they added yet another challenge.  If you follow up your Marathon weekend by heading on a 4 day Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream and compete in their 5k, you’ll get a special medal for the “Castaway Cay” challenge!

Castaway Cay 5k and Challenge Medals

Castaway Cay 5k and Challenge Medals

Lots of bling to be earned!

If you’ve already registered and would like help booking your magical miles weekend, please contact She is a runner and would love to help you plan your Marathon Weekend!

My Disney Bucket List- Top 10

I have been to Disney many times, and every time I go back I find myself saying “Oh I want to do that someday!”  Some of these on the list are a little easier and more affordable than others, and some seem downright unattainable, but here it is- My Disney Bucket List!

10. Run all the RunDisney Events in 1 year- I know this one sounds crazy, but I LOVE Running at Disney!  Disney hosts many events throughout the year in both Disney World and Disneyland.  You even get a “Coast to Coast” distinction if you run at both parks within the same calendar year.  This isn’t good enough.  I want to run ALL of the them in 1 calendar year.  This will take a LOT of travel time and a LOT of money seeing as registration alone costs between $175-$350.

9. Go to Disney for the Holidays- I know that Disney is absolutely crazy at Christmas time, but I so want to be a part of the Christmas magic at Disney!  I long to see the twinkling lights on Cinderella Castle and see the Osbourne Light Spectacular in person.  I’ve seen photos, and I know that it’s got to be even more incredible in person!

Cinderella Castle with Christmas Lights

Cinderella Castle with Christmas Lights

8. Be selected as the family to open the Magic Kingdom- While this is highly unlikely because my husband and I don’t have children and go to Disney as two adults, it is still a dream of mine to be the one who gets to go up on the platform with the Mayor of Main Street USA and all of the characters and open the park!  I’m pretty sure I would be crying tears of happiness if this ever happened!

Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom

Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom

7. Eat at Victoria and Alberts at the Grand Floridian-  There is “Signature Dining” at Disney and then there is Victoria and Alberts.  This is the classiest dining one can have at Walt Disney World.  It has won the AAA  Five Diamond award 15 years in a row.  The dining there isn’t just a meal.  It’s an experience.  You are served 6 courses over a two hour time span.  For an even more special experience you can eat at the “Chef’s Table” which is right by the kitchen.  It’s on my bucket list because to enjoy this costs $250 per person.

Did I mention that there is also a dress code at Victoria and Alberts?

Did I mention that there is also a dress code at Victoria and Alberts?

6. Stay at the Grand Floridian Resort- I can’t help but want to stay there every time I visit!  It’s so beautiful and is so close to the parks!  The price per night is what adds this again to my bucket list!  I generally would much rather stay longer at a value or moderate resort, but some day I will stay at the Grand Floridian!

Grand Floridian Resort

Grand Floridian Resort

5. Meet Celebrities at Disney-  On my most recent trip I did actually see and photograph John Stamos and am KICKING myself for not getting a selfie with him!  I mean DUH what was I thinking!  I think that meeting celebrities at Disney will be an eternal bucket list goal!  One I know who visits often that I would LOVE to meet is Neil Patrick Harris.

John Stamos at Epcot

John Stamos at Epcot

4. Win a night’s stay in the Cinderella Castle Dream Suite- You can only stay in Cinderella Castle if you win, so every chance I see to enter I enter!  This is a rather lofty goal, but one can always dream right?

Cinderella Castle Dream Suite

Cinderella Castle Dream Suite

3. Do the Epcot “Dive Quest” tour-  In this special 3 hour tour (yes my mind went to Gilligan’s Island as I typed the words “3 hour tour). You will get be up close and personal with the animals at The Seas pavilion.  And 40 minutes of that is actually spent scuba diving in the coral reef like atmosphere!  The only catch is that you need to be SCUBA certified.  Living in Akron, Ohio, makes that one a little more difficult.  Someday though, I WILL get my certification and drop the $175 per person to take part in this special tour!

Dive Quest tour at Epcot

Dive Quest tour at Epcot

2. Work at Disney- Every time I return from Disney my heart aches a little more and I want to move to Orlando!  I want to become a cast member so badly!  I would love to be a waitress or a bartender in one of the parks, or resorts!

1. Visit ALL Disney Theme Parks and resorts Internationally- This is something that I really want to do.  Again this will take some patience and money.  Here are all the Disney Locations I want to visit

*Disneyland Paris (Both Disneyland and Disney Studios)

* Tokyo Disneyland (Both Disneyland and Disney Seas)

* Hong Kong Disneyland

* Shanghai Disneyland (set to open in 2015)

* Visit Aulani Resort in Hawaii

* Visit Vero Beach Resort

* Do at least 1 Adventure’s by Disney Trip

* Take a Disney Cruise

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

What is on your Disney Bucket list?  Would you like help planning your next trip to Disney and checking off something from your bucket list?  Contact Ashley at Charming Travels LLC for your free consultation!