Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > W.I.S.H > Events/Competition
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
rutgers1
DIS Veteran
 
rutgers1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,485

Wine/Dine race (5k and half marathon) thoughts

Just got back home after a very nice weekend in Florida. I wasn't sure what to expect since I had never gone down for such a short time. We arrived after midnight on Friday and left today. However, despite the limited time frame, we had a blast.

Here are my quick thoughts about the races:

5K: We fell asleep around 1:30AM and were up at 5AM to start heading over to the start. Despite being half asleep, my two sons and my wife ran the race while I waited. They said that it was fun, but everyone agreed that there wasn't enough time spent in the park. According to their report, the 5K participants spent less time in Animal Kingdom than the half marathon participants. If that is the case, that stinks. My wife said that a chunk of the race took them a bit "behind the scenes" to areas that she didn't want to see because they kind of broke the magic a wee bit (the not so nice storage areas...garbage dumpsters...etc.). Yet despite that, everyone crossed the finish line with a smile, and my youngest son (age 11) immediately asked if we could come back for the Everest race.

Half Marathon: I arrived to the bust stop when I was told, 7PM, and I think we were at the field by 7:30.....or was it 6:00 and arriving at 6:30. Either way, it seemed like I was on the field for hours. Luckily, the weather was nice, music was playing, and everyone was in a great mood. I just chilled and "people watched" until the start.

Disney put on a great half marathon. There was something to see every mile, and when we were running down a stretch with nothing "official" to see, there were always runners nearby wearing costumes. This was my second half marathon, and time seemed to go by MUCH faster thanks to the things to see along the way (characters, DJ, band, parade floats). A significant amount of time was spent in both Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, and the after party in Epcot was excellent.

If you are considering going down to Disney for a race, I highly recommend it. It is pricey, but worth it.

Here is a photo of me crossing the finish line.
rutgers1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
Tabetha
DIS Veteran
 
Tabetha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,547

Thanks for the review - how great that your whole family got involved!
I'd love to do this race next year.

Which parts of Disney Studios and AK did you go through?
__________________
Tabetha is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
stasijane
Crazed one
 
stasijane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: 1132 miles from the World
Posts: 1,341

Cute picture!! Glad your family had good race weekend. I did the half last year and loved it. I decided to do the TOT this year so I had to skip the Wine and Dine, but have already decided that I wont miss it next year!
__________________
stasijane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 07:50 AM   #4
Mac4life30
DIS Veteran
 
Mac4life30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,158

I took part in the half and had a blast. This was my first half ever and I am glad I chose Disney. I finished in 2:27 and didnt walk once. I did stop briefly to get a few pictures here and there. I also "ran" into the bathroom at the Studios. I guess these races you either do them for time or you dont. I was somewhere in between. The only character pic I took was with the Hippo from SpectroMagic (Fantasia Scene), because they did not have a line. My one issue which I already mentioned was with "walkers" I dont mind people walking heck I am surprised I was not. I am proud of everyone who participated!! I just wish people who walked could stay on one side and let runners run on the other side. I also wish people did not walk in "groups" making it hard to get around them. Other then that I cant wait to run another Disney Run.
Mac4life30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
wiigirl
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 15,974

Thanks for the review!
__________________
For the love of Disney...
wiigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
Nole95
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 289

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac4life30 View Post
I took part in the half and had a blast. This was my first half ever and I am glad I chose Disney. I finished in 2:27 and didnt walk once. I did stop briefly to get a few pictures here and there. I also "ran" into the bathroom at the Studios. I guess these races you either do them for time or you dont. I was somewhere in between. The only character pic I took was with the Hippo from SpectroMagic (Fantasia Scene), because they did not have a line. My one issue which I already mentioned was with "walkers" I dont mind people walking heck I am surprised I was not. I am proud of everyone who participated!! I just wish people who walked could stay on one side and let runners run on the other side. I also wish people did not walk in "groups" making it hard to get around them. Other then that I cant wait to run another Disney Run.
Agree about the walkers. No problem with them, but walkers are supposed to stay to the right and not walk more than a couple abreast. That was not happening in certain areas. I think a simple announcement prior to the start of each corral reminding people of this might go a long way.

Other than that, the race was a fun time. I did not run as good a time as I wanted to for my first half, so I might just have to come back next year and do it again.
Nole95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #7
cewait
DIS Veteran
 
cewait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: At the intersection of Ocoee, Winter Garden and Windermere... I hear 'WISHES thunder' every night at 10pm
Posts: 5,691

Nice reports…

Though, I just want to say no, there is no rule saying walkers should stay right. Actually, in the old school days, slower runners were encouraged to run course center – keeping the tangents open to a faster runner who may be moving through. Today, I would suggest that slower runners and walkers should keep their line and stay no more than 2 abreast and even think about going single file in tight areas. Also, walkers are not the only folks moving along the course in packs. Runners are just as oblivious to the no pack rule and in many ways, worse. In fact, Disney actually allows the largest rolling roadblocks through the pace group program.

As I talk with my folks, I encourage them to keep a constant line, avoid the very edge of a course as there is a single file lane that is heavily used (on both sides of the road), do not crowd into the tangent (inner radius) of a corner and if a run/walker, signal an upcoming walk break and stay no more than 2 wide.
__________________
_________________
Coach Charles
Perfectly Goofy 2006-2014
Endurance Coach
Running Disney since 99

I don't want easy - just possible

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cewait/
cewait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
jmasgat
DIS Veteran
 
jmasgat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,687

Love your picture....nice vertical leap!

Maura
jmasgat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #9
rutgers1
DIS Veteran
 
rutgers1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,485

Our family is running a race in each state, and of course we had to do Disney as our Florida race. After running in Pennsylvania this weekend, we will have covered 10 states. Our plan is to hit Alaska and Hawaii (DVC) last.

I didn't see any walkers, as I got into the "A" group. I think the walkers probably knew they were walking and started further back. Yet I have done races (Tunnel to Towers) where walking was an issue, and during that race I really wished that they had a plan for the walkers.
rutgers1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
ludari
DIS Veteran
 
ludari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,484

I also enjoy participating in RunDisney races. I am happy to report that completing the Wine and Dine Half accomplished my goal of running all the Disney Halfs for 2012. I also completed nearly all the 5Ks with the exception of missing only one. Here's a picture of me at the Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K in my Wreck-it Ralph costume.

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Annual Pass Holder. DVC Member - March 2011
DLR/DCA - Too many times to count; Tokyo Disneyland-Aug 1986; DCL Magic WBTA-Sept 2010; DCL Wonder Cruise to Nowhere-Jan 2011; DCL Wonder Mexican Rivera Cruise-Jan 2011; Princess Half Marathon-Feb 2011; DLR 5K & Half Marathon-Sept 2011; DCL Wonder Repo Cruise-Sept 2011; Wine&Dine Half Marathon-Oct 2011; WDW 5K & Half Marathon-Jan 2012; Tinker Bell 5K & Half Marathon-Jan 2012; Princess 5K & Half Marathon-Feb 2012; DCL Fantasy Maiden Cruise-Mar 2012; Expedition Everest Challenge-May 2012; DLR Half Marathon-Sept 2012; Disney/Pixar Wonder Cruise-Sept 2012; Tower of Terror 10-Miler and 5K-Sept 2012; Wine&Dine 5K & Half Marathon-Nov 2012; Goofy Challenge & 5K-Jan 2013; Tinker Bell 5K & Half Marathon-Jan 2013; Disney Aulani Resort-May 2013; Club 33-July 2013; Dumbo Double Dare-Sept 2013; Tower of Terror 10-Miler-Oct 2013; Dopey Challenge-Jan 2014; Tinker Bell 5K, 10K & Half Marathon-Jan 2014; Dumbo Double Dare-Sept 2014; DCL Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise-Sept 2014; Avengers Super Heroes 5K & Half-Nov 2014; Star Wars Rebel Challenge & 5K-Jan 2014; Pixie Dust Challenge & 5K-May 2015

ludari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #11
Qltrgrl2
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 576

My daughter and I ran the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and attended the Jeff Galloway rundisney meetup on Friday morning. We wrote a recap on our blog of the event if you are interested in seeing it: http://www.werundisney.com/2012/11/r...-galloway.html

We thought the half marathon was well run. However, despite being in corral B, there were many slow runners and we were weaving alot in the first few miles to have a clear path. As usual, Disney provided great course support and entertainment. We can't wait to go back in January for race weekend!
Qltrgrl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #12
sunshinecruise
Mouseketeer
 
sunshinecruise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 174

Ludari, I am so glad you posted that picture. I was running in the Jingle Jungle 5k with my dh and I saw you run over to Rafiki. I asked my dh if he saw you, but he hadn't been looking that way.

When we got home I told my sons that I saw a man dressed as Wreck-It-Ralph at the race and they wanted to know what you looked like. (We all saw the movie last week and liked it a lot.)

It is nice to be able to show your picture to my dh and my boys. Thanks for posting.
sunshinecruise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
ludari
DIS Veteran
 
ludari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,484

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunshinecruise View Post
Ludari, I am so glad you posted that picture. I was running in the Jingle Jungle 5k with my dh and I saw you run over to Rafiki. I asked my dh if he saw you, but he hadn't been looking that way.

When we got home I told my sons that I saw a man dressed as Wreck-It-Ralph at the race and they wanted to know what you looked like. (We all saw the movie last week and liked it a lot.)

It is nice to be able to show your picture to my dh and my boys. Thanks for posting.
Your welcomed. I had so many people ask to take my picture which I really appreciate and enjoy.
__________________
Annual Pass Holder. DVC Member - March 2011
DLR/DCA - Too many times to count; Tokyo Disneyland-Aug 1986; DCL Magic WBTA-Sept 2010; DCL Wonder Cruise to Nowhere-Jan 2011; DCL Wonder Mexican Rivera Cruise-Jan 2011; Princess Half Marathon-Feb 2011; DLR 5K & Half Marathon-Sept 2011; DCL Wonder Repo Cruise-Sept 2011; Wine&Dine Half Marathon-Oct 2011; WDW 5K & Half Marathon-Jan 2012; Tinker Bell 5K & Half Marathon-Jan 2012; Princess 5K & Half Marathon-Feb 2012; DCL Fantasy Maiden Cruise-Mar 2012; Expedition Everest Challenge-May 2012; DLR Half Marathon-Sept 2012; Disney/Pixar Wonder Cruise-Sept 2012; Tower of Terror 10-Miler and 5K-Sept 2012; Wine&Dine 5K & Half Marathon-Nov 2012; Goofy Challenge & 5K-Jan 2013; Tinker Bell 5K & Half Marathon-Jan 2013; Disney Aulani Resort-May 2013; Club 33-July 2013; Dumbo Double Dare-Sept 2013; Tower of Terror 10-Miler-Oct 2013; Dopey Challenge-Jan 2014; Tinker Bell 5K, 10K & Half Marathon-Jan 2014; Dumbo Double Dare-Sept 2014; DCL Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise-Sept 2014; Avengers Super Heroes 5K & Half-Nov 2014; Star Wars Rebel Challenge & 5K-Jan 2014; Pixie Dust Challenge & 5K-May 2015

ludari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 05:02 AM   #14
Jousey
Dis Dad #694
All I can think of is a pole dancer
Is there a pill for this condition or do I just keep up the cycle of going to Disney
 
Jousey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Miwaukee, Wi
Posts: 922

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac4life30 View Post
I took part in the half and had a blast. This was my first half ever and I am glad I chose Disney. I finished in 2:27 and didnt walk once. I did stop briefly to get a few pictures here and there. I also "ran" into the bathroom at the Studios. I guess these races you either do them for time or you dont. I was somewhere in between. The only character pic I took was with the Hippo from SpectroMagic (Fantasia Scene), because they did not have a line. My one issue which I already mentioned was with "walkers" I dont mind people walking heck I am surprised I was not. I am proud of everyone who participated!! I just wish people who walked could stay on one side and let runners run on the other side. I also wish people did not walk in "groups" making it hard to get around them. Other then that I cant wait to run another Disney Run.
Congrads on the time and great tha tyou choose a RunDisney Event to do it.
I agree with the walkers being more aware. I think part of it is the walker friendly events Disney puts on and the "newness" of some of the people taking part. I have seen much better coralling of the walkers at other events.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nole95 View Post
Agree about the walkers. No problem with them, but walkers are supposed to stay to the right and not walk more than a couple abreast. That was not happening in certain areas. I think a simple announcement prior to the start of each corral reminding people of this might go a long way.

Other than that, the race was a fun time. I did not run as good a time as I wanted to for my first half, so I might just have to come back next year and do it again.
I think they could make an anouncement but it may not mean anything since the people in the corral at the start are looking around and taking picture, a note in the final race instructions could help but as a poster put earlier there is no offical ruling as to were walkers should go.
__________________
ME , DW, DS4 & The Dog

Jousey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.