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New Medal to Mark 5th Anniversary Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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Commemorative medal only available for 2014 event; popular post-race party during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to return; registration opens today for November race weekend

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 4, 2014) - Registration opens today for the fifth anniversary Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, and runners who sign up will have the chance to earn a one-time-only fifth anniversary medal.

The all-new commemorative medal will be distinctive and unique, a collectors item for anyone who completes the 13.1-mile nighttime race through Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The race weekend will also include Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K and runDisney Kids races on Nov. 8.

Immediately after the half marathon, runners and their families have the opportunity to celebrate at the popular Finish Line Party during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival inside Epcot until 4 am (friends and family must purchase a party ticket for entry). The Finish Line Party features more than 25 kiosks offering fine cuisine and wine from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, plus Disney characters, musical performances and the opportunity to ride signature Epcot attractions.

There will also be a Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste on Nov. 7, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This special ticketed evening event offers runners and fans a private reception on the set of Lights, Motor, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, featuring food and beverages from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, music and meet & greets with Disney characters.

The race weekend kicks off with the Disney Health and Fitness Expo on Nov. 7-8, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The expo, which is free and open to the public, offers the latest in running apparel, technology and a speaker series featuring running experts such as runDisney official training consultant Jeff Galloway and runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus.

To register for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend races and to purchase tickets for the Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste and Finish Line Party at Epcot, visit www.runDisney.com. Runners can access specially priced theme park tickets and accommodations after registering for the event by calling 407-939-iRUN.

Schedule of Events

Disney's Health and Fitness Expo

Nov. 7 - 8

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste

Nov. 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K

Nov. 8, 7 am

Disney's Animal Kingdom

runDisney Kids Races

Nov. 8, 10 am

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Nov. 8, 10 pm

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Finish Line Party

Nov. 9, 10 pm - 4 am

Epcot

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