Friday, July 29, 2016

In Which Jenn Narrows Down Her 2017 runDisney Race Selection

I think I've done it, guys. I think I've narrowed down my 2017 runDisney list to two. It's either gonna be: the Star Wars Half  - Dark Side or the Wine & Dine Half Marathon again. (Click here to get a handle on how I arrived at these finalists.) Let's play pros and cons!


STAR WARS HALF - THE DARK SIDE

Pros:

  • I've never done it before, which is fun
  • Coincides with Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival, which I haven't attended in a long time
  • Breaks up the year in WDW trips
  • Parks will NOT have Christmas decor, which is a change of pace

Cons:

  • I've never done it before and might not like it
  • April might be kinda hot
  • I don't actually care about Star Wars all that much
  • It means I can't really afford to do the Wine & Dine
  • I miss the Food & Wine Festival
  • No Christmas decorations, even if I have seen 'em a million times


(Just pretend it shows next year's dates.)

WINE & DINE HALF MARATHON

Pros:

  • I've done it before and liked it
  • Epcot's Food & Wine Festival is awesome
  • After Party and gift card are nice perks
  • Magic Kingdom will be all Christmas'd up!
  • Potential for cooler weather

Cons:

  • I've already done it; maybe it's time to expand my horizons?
  • I won't be able to try the new, morning race/evening after party format before committing
  • I miss the Flower & Garden Festival, which I haven't seen in a long time
  • I've seen the Magic Kingdom in its early November Christmas decor a LOT
  • If I do the 2018 WDW Marathon, I'm not spreading out my trips
  • It means I can't really afford to do the Star Wars Half


The courses, while slightly different, mostly go through the same parks, and challenges (should I select to add a 10K) are available to both, although I believe Wine & Dine's races are more expensive. In a perfect world I would have the opportunity to try out Wine & Dine's new schedule before deciding, but as Star Wars registration opens up early next month I don't have the luxury. I've got some thinking to do.

Which do you think I should choose? Will you be at either race weekend?

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