runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Half Registration Open

Registration Opens for Runners’ Ultimate Night Out at runDisney

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Field of 20,000-plus runners expected to push runDisney to record year of more than 175,000 registered runners in 2013

 

All runDisney runners can now register for this year’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, Nov. 8 – 9, by going to www.rundisney.com.

More than 20,500 runners are expected to register for weekend races, including 14,000 for the nighttime half marathon, increasing the number of registeredrunners for runDisney races in 2013 to more than 175,000 – a single-year record for runDisney, which has seven event weekends.  Last year more than 125,000 runners competed in runDisney’s seven event weekends at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

The 13.1-mile Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon course takes runners through Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  After crossing the finish line runners can join family and friends for a special ticketed post-race party inside Epcot until 4 am (friends and family must purchase 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, music and the opportunity to ride various attractions such as the newly reimagined Test Track Presented by Chevrolet and Soarin’.

New this year is the Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste on Friday, Nov. 8, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This special ticketed 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 Disney characters.

In addition, Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend features the runDisney Kids Races, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K and the half marathon which starts at 10 pm at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

There’s also Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 – 9, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  The expo offers the latest in running apparel, technology and a speaker series featuring running experts such asrunDisney official training consultant Jeff Galloway and runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus.  Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo is free and open to the public.

To register for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend races and to purchase tickets for the Disney Wine and Dine Pre-Race Taste and Finish Line Party at Epcot, visit www.runDisney.com.

 

Schedule of Events

Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo

Nov. 8 – 9

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

 

Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste

Nov. 8, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K

Nov. 9, 7 am

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

runDisney Kids Races

Nov. 9

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

 

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Nov.9, 10 pm

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

 

Finish Line Party

Nov. 9, 10 pm – 4 am

Epcot

 

About runDisney

runDisney

runDisney is a series of events providing runners unique opportunities to run various distances through Disney theme parks.  Race participants earn Disney-themed medals, experience legendary Disney entertainment and guest service and ultimately celebrate their accomplishments with a Disney vacation.  The original event in the series, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna, takes place in January followed by theDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February, Expedition Everest Challenge in May, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler in September and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in November.  Disneyland hosts the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in January and the Disneyland Half Marathon in September during Labor Day Weekend.  More than 125,000 running enthusiasts participate in runDisney events each year. For more information, visit www.runDisney.com and follow us on Facebook (runDisney) and Twitter @runDisney.

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2013 Florida Film Festival Feature Film Competition Announced

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2013 Florida Film Festival Feature Film Competition Announced Featuring Two World Premieres!

The Narrative and Documentary Feature Film selections for the 2013 Florida Film Festival American Independent Competition were announced. Nineteen of the selections will be celebrating a premiere: 2 World, 6 East Coast, 8 Southeast and 3 Florida premieres. Among the recognizable faces on screen this year are Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind),

Jason Ritter (TV’s Parenthood), Jesse Eisenberg(The Social Network), Tippi Hedren (The Birds), and Melanie Lynskey (Up In the Air).

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT COMPETITION

Competition Documentaries

BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON/USA (Director: Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, Dawn Logsdon) EAST COAST PREMIERE

DOWNEAST/USA (Director: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY/USA (Director: Brad Bernstein)

FIRST COMES LOVE/USA (Director: Nina Davenport) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP/USA (Director: Jorge Hinojosa) FLORIDA PREMIERE

INFORMANT/USA (Director: Jamie Meltzer) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

MAGICAL UNIVERSE/USA (Director: Jeremy Workman) WORLD PREMIERE

SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE/USA (Director: Debbie Lum) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

SHEPARD & DARK/USA (Director: Treva Wurmfield) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

YEAR OF THE LIVING DEAD/USA (Director: Rob Kuhns) EAST COAST PREMIERE

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT COMPETITION

Narrative Features

ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY/USA (Director: Joe Swanberg) EAST COAST PREMIERE

BE GOOD/USA (Director: Todd Looby) EAST COAST PREMIERE

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM/USA (Director: Andrew Mudge) WORLD PREMIERE

FREE SAMPLES/USA (Director: Jay Gammill) FLORIDA PREMIERE

THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK/USA (Director: J.Anderson Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

NANCY, PLEASE/USA (Director: Andrew Semans) FLORIDA PREMIERE

PUTZEL/USA (Director: Jason Chaet) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

THE TAIWAN OYSTER/USA (Director: Mark Jarrett) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER/USA (Director: Chad Hartigan) EAST COAST PREMIERE

THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE/USA (Director: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca) EAST COAST PREMIERE

 

The complete Festival film lineup will be revealed Wednesday, March 13. Early redemption occurs Wednesday, March 13 – Saturday, March 16. Individual film tickets will be available to the general public starting Sunday, March 17.

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TrenD Report – Get Ready for Spring With Maxi Dresses, Scarves, Tanks, and More

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TrenD Report – March 12, 2013

 

It is time to start thinking about putting away your sweaters and getting ready for Spring in this week’s TrenD Report which is full of great new pieces!

I was really excited to find that there were two new maxi dresses at TrenD! The Bambi Maxi Dress is jersey materials that is super lightweight but not see through. And the black and white Mickey Maxi Dress has a really great drawstring waist detail and is a two layer dress that would be great for date night. I love the short dresses that I have, and I am looking forward to trying these dresses on soon.

And the tanks are soooo much fun this spring. There are so many great styles out right now! From frilly and fun to perfect for warm weather tanks perfect for park hopping you’re sure to find something you’ll love! I really love all the stylized princess tanks, especially the ruffled Sleeping Beauty tank!

This time I didn’t find too many new purses, but I still love the black, white, and pink line that they have added pieces to over the last month! The color combination had me at hello!

It was also really fun to see all of the the Oz shirts, accessories, and OPI nail polishes in one place. I really want to give the OPI sand texture polish a try and the super soft t-shirts are whimsical and true to the style of the movie.

Another thing that I am excited about is the variety of Summer Scarves that are available! These lightweight scarves are the perfect accessory for windy spring evening watching fireworks. I am a huge fan of a scarves, and the retro scarf is really awesome in person.

I found all sorts of other great finds on my trip to Downtown Disney’s TrenD!

Have a great time window shopping with me!

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