This is my first RNR event and if it is anything like the expo I know I will love every second of the race. We got there around 12:30 and went straight in to packet pick up...very efficient and organized! Then we walked into this tropical adventure:
|RUN HAPPY ISLAND|
Brooks really knows how to put on a fun time at their booth! They always seem to have such creative themes and really interact with the participants...I loved this expo theme! Giant Shoe Riding, Mount Crackatoe-A (think football fast feet drill ), and a free gait analysis...Also free swag!!!
Even though we had fun at their booth I am still a loyal MIZUNO for life runner!!
After we played around we then went and checked out all the other vendors...Some of my favorites were Team Refuel with Chocolate Milk:
Yurbuds, Running Skirts ( 50% off all their clothing ), Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Racing Series ( giving out marshmallows dipped in chocolate, chocolate candies, and hot chocolate samples!!! ).....One company that really impressed me was called FitBump...For all you soon to be mommies out there you need to check them out!!!
I really do not have a goal for this race and am using it more for a training run and pacing purpose. My goal race is MCM in October so this is a good race to get back out there and try to control my pace despite the crowds and excitement!
I think this was one of my favorite expos so far my only compliant was parking...I saw there was a special parking rate for the convention center but we were not given that rate... Oh well at least I did not have to parallel park my bus!!!