runDisney Cancels 2020 Wine & Dine Race Weekend; Transitions to Virtual Offering

runDisney is cancelling the 2020 Wine & Dine Race Weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization just posted this message to runners.

With circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continuing to change around the globe, we continue to make timely decisions about our operations after considering guidance from local and national health authorities. As we have shared before, we are basing our decisions on the safety and well-being of our Cast Members, athletes and our Guests, since there is nothing more important than that.

With that in mind, we are transitioning 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.

Eligible runners who select to participate in the virtual race will receive a race shirt and medal for each distance they complete, in addition to the satisfaction of completing the race they’ve been training for. Registered participants will receive an email beginning July 23 with instructions on how to make their registration selection before August 5, 2020. If a selection is not made, registered Guests automatically will be refunded.

Runners will have two options: either participate in new virtual offering runDisney is coordinating or allay for refunds.

Decisions must be made by August 5th.

If no decision is made, runners will be automatically refunded.

According to Disney, refunds will take 6-8 weeks.

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