Curham is the second woman in runDisney half marathon history to cross the finish line first; Jeffrey Schneider of Ohio finished second in the popular 13.1-mile race through Walt Disney World Resort.
Megan Curham, 24, from Warren, New Jersey, came to Walt Disney World Resort and made some magic of her own Sunday at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, becoming the second female in runDisney race history to finish in first place overall. Curham crossed the finish line in 1:19:17, followed closely by Jeffrey Schneider (1:19:30) of Strongsville, Ohio.
“I’ve been coming to Disney World since I was a very, very young kid, so I love being here, and I love running…so putting them both together has been amazing,” Curham said. “Coming to Disney to do it is, I think, the best thing you possibly could do because it’s just a lot of fun for experienced and new runners.”
Curham also was the first female finisher at the 2016 Walt Disney World Half Marathon and again at the 2018 Wine & Dine Half Marathon.
In 2017, Giovanna Martins made history as the first woman to be the overall winner of a runDisney race – she, too, captured the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon with a time of 1:19:16.
On Sunday, Curham faced only a mild challenge, finishing ahead of Schneider and Gerald Romero, who came in third at 1:20:08. Among the women, Diana Bogantes (1:22:14) came in second followed by Leah Foley (1:29:05).
The 10th annual Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon capped a fun-filled weekend of races that included a 5K, 10K, and Kids Races, plus a health and fitness expo. On Sunday night, runners and their fans will celebrate their accomplishments at the Post-Race Party at the International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. In all, nearly 48,000 runners participated in events throughout the weekend.
The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is the first of four runDisney race weekends at Walt Disney World Resort during the 2019-2020 race season. Next up is the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna (Jan. 8-12, 2019).