Friday Foto: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Redux

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The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon start. (Photo: runDisney)

This Friday Foto is not just one picture, but an entire slideshow in honor of an exciting announcement.

I’m running the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon on November 9!

It’s a very special race for me. It was my first runDisney race, and the place where my husband, Phil, popped the question in 2011. It happened after the race during the Finish Line Party at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. You can read the whole story here.

Two years later, we’re returning to the scene of the crime as newlyweds.

We plan to run the 10 p.m. start race—in costume, of course—and then party the night away wining, dining, and Epcot attraction riding.

In 2011, we stayed until the party closed at 3 a.m. to celebrate our engagement. We were so giddy we took a silly photo in every single country around the World Showcase. Here is the slideshow to prove it.

This year, the party goes until 4 a.m. I already can’t wait! The Finish Line Party at Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon is, without contest, my favorite race after party I’ve ever been to. Epcot, here I come!

runDisney is providing me with complimentary race entries, hotel, park tickets, and some meals for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


07 2013

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  1. 1

    That looks like so much fun, definitely adding it to my bucket list. Reading your blog has added like 20 races to my bucket list so thanks for that :):)
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    I LOVE this post! What an awesome engagement :) Gabe told me he was trying to wait until NY to propose to me then but couldn’t wait that many months after getting the ring. Talk about perfect photo opps.

    I’m sad I wont be joining all of you at Wine Dine this year. It falls on the same day as RnR Savannah. Hopefully we will do this next year – it all depends on wedding planning!
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    • Karla Bruning

      NY would have been an amazing engagement, but being proposed to by champagne bottle isn’t bad either! Congrats!! RnR Savannah will be fun. It’s hard picking and choosing which Disney races to do. Wish I could do them all! But Wine & Dine will always be a fave for me for obvious reasons :)
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  3. 5

    It’s great that you’re doing this run! I was definitely not able to resist registering for it again. Can’t wait to see what costume you come up with! :)


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