Ever since Preston and I found out that I was pregnant back in April, we knew that we’d have to defer Wine and Dine Half Marathon to next year. On race day, which is on November 7th this year, I’ll be 33.5 weeks pregnant, which is right on the cusp of when my OB does not want me flying anymore. More importantly than the travel logistics though, runDisney races are expensive. And since I want both Preston and I to be able to fully enjoy our first Wine and Dine experience, we decided that it would be in our best interests to defer so that we can better enjoy the race next year.
runDisney opened up Wine and Dine deferrals on September 24th. The automated e-mail that we received after pushing the deferral button said that we’d receive confirmation of the deferral within 4-6 weeks. Yesterday, only 2.5 weeks after submitting the deferral form online, both Preston and I each received our confirmation e-mails from runDisney about deferring the race. While we aren’t officially registered for the 2016 race (we have to complete that process in March when Wine and Dine registration opens for next year’s race), its nice to know that our deferral was granted and that we won’t have to worry about loosing out on an expensive registration fee.
While its disappointing to know that we won’t be running at Disney next month, we’re excited to know that we’ll be able to take our little guy to Disney with us next November for the race. Deep down, we know that deferring the race was the right decision, and that we’ll have a much better time being able to run the race in 2016.
QOTD: Have you ever had to defer a major race? Why did you have to defer it?