The coronavirus pandemic is still continuing to spread globally causing many businesses to pivot for the safety of staff members and guests. runDisney has made the decision to transition the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort to a virtual race. All registered guests for the onsite event have the option of receiving a full refund for the race, and registered guests with a U.S. mailing address may convert their existing registration to the new virtual event that can be completed from home, a local running track or favorite running trail.

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Eligible runners who select 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 Jul. 23 with instructions on how to make their registration selection before Aug. 5. If a selection is not made, registered guests automatically will be refunded.

Runners registered for the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort who select the refund option will receive a refund back to their original form of payment for the following. If  they no longer have their original form of payment used when registering, they may contact runDisney by Aug. 5 to receive a refund via check or a Digital Disney Gift Card for the following:

  • 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

Additionally, any registered participant with a shipping address outside of the U.S. will automatically receive a refund back to their original form of payment. At this time, participants without a valid U.S. shipping address are not eligible for the virtual option.

Those who select to participate in the virtual race will receive

  • 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 Digital Disney Gift Card for select races

Additionally, 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 Aug. 5.

Eligible athletes registered for the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or Two Course Challenge during the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort will receive a Disney Gift Card.

Runners who’ve booked through a charity or tour operator should reach out directly to that organization. Runners who’ve booked through the Walt Disney Travel Company may call them at 407-939-4786 (407-939-IRUN) for available options.

Donations made to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will not be refunded and will be delivered to that organization as originally planned.

runDisney still plans to move forward to host the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend as scheduled and will share more details at a later date. 

Refunds and Digital Disney Gift Cards from runDisney can be expected to be processed in six to eight weeks. If you haven’t received your refund or Digital Disney Gift Card after eight weeks, please visit the “contact us” section on runDisney.com.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Miguel A. Amutio on Unsplash

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