Due to everything happening because of COVID-19, there had been questions about the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend and whether it would, in fact, happen. Courtesy of guidance from local and national health authorities and basing the decision on the safety and well-being of Cast Members, athletes and Guests, runDisney has decided to have the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend now be a virtual race. All registered Guests for the event will have the option of either receiving a full refund for the race or those registered Guests with a U.S. mailing address may convert their existing registration to the new virtual event that can be completed from home.
Eligible runners who choose to participate in the virtual race will receive a race shirt and medal for each distance they complete. Registered participants will receive an email beginning July 23 with instructions on how to choose which option they would prefer and will need to make their selection before August 5, 2020. For those who fail to make a selection, they will be automatically refunded the race.
Those who select the refund option will receive a refund back to their original form of payment. If a Guest no longer has their original form of payment used when registering, they will need to contact runDisney by August 5 to receive a refund via check or a Disney Gift Card.
The following will be able to be refunded:
- Race registrations (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Two Course Challenge and Kids Races)
- Commemorative merchandise (automatic refund – no virtual option)
- ChEAR Squad (automatic refund – no virtual option)
- Processing fee
Any registered participant with a shipping address outside of the U.S. will automatically receive a refund back to their original form of payment.
Refunds can be expected to be processed in six to eight weeks.
If you would like to participate in the virtual race and have a valid U.S. shipping address (note this does not include PO Boxes or APO Boxes), you will receive the following:
- Race distance medal(s)
- Runner long sleeve shirt(s) and kids short sleeve shirt(s)
- Digital Bib and finisher certificate
- Digital Toolkit including start/finish line and mile markers
- Digital Goody Bag
- Virtual playlist
- A Disney Gift Card for select races
Guests with a U.S. mailing address who already have received a refund for their registration may still register to participate in the virtual race option by contacting runDisney by August 5.
Eligible athletes registered for either the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or the Two Course Challenge during the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort will receive a Disney Gift Card. (This is usually used for Guests attending the Wine & Dine After Party.)
Runners who’ve booked through a charity should reach out directly to that organization.
As far as other race weekends are concerned, currently they are still scheduled to take place, including the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend more details will be shared at a later date in regards to those weekends.