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Running on the Wall Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway for medal holders from Running on the Wall!  This was my biggest giveaway yet and I’m so glad you all stopped by to check it out.  🙂  Now on to the good stuff!

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First, the pink Cinderella inspired medal holder.  The winner is…. Heather (@heatherlas)!  Thanks for tweeting about the giveaway!

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Next is the black bib and medal holder.  The winner is… Sarah (@sapodzio)!  Thanks for following me on Twitter!

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Congratulations to you both!  Please email me your address by Thursday, May 29th at 2:00 pm EST to claim your prize.

Thank you again to everyone for stopping by and entering the contest, and thank you to Running on the Wall for sponsoring the giveaway.  Make sure to head on over to their website to view all of their fun designs…you can even customize your own!  I hope to have some more fun giveaways this summer so stay tuned!!

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Running on the Wall Medal Holder Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I posted the photo below of my new office and got a TON of questions about my bib and medal holders.

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I told the great folks over at Running on the Wall about the interest and they kindly agreed to host an awesome giveaway for not one, but TWO medal holders!  The best part is that they are both in the classic Walt Disney script font…how rad is that?!

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The first holder has 9 hooks and is perfect for every runDisney Princess!  It is bright pink and features a quote from Cinderella: “One shoe can change your life.”  Everyone who has strapped on a running shoe sure knows that.

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The second is a combination bib and medal holder with 9 hooks as well.  The bibs are under the text “Running” and the medals are along the bottom of the holder.

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So here’s what you need to do…below are two different entry forms, one for each holder.  You may enter one or both giveaways, but the same person can not win both.  If the same name is drawn, I will draw again for the second giveaway.  You have until midnight on Tuesday, May 28th to enter.  I will announce the winner next Wednesday, May 29th here on Running at Disney.  You can have up to 7 initial entries and then come back once a day to tweet for a new entry!

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It’s that easy! Best of luck…I know you are going to LOVE these medal holders!

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Health & Fitness Expo

One of my favorite things about runDisney races are the Health & Fitness Expos.  There are always great vendors, speakers and merchandise.  My husband and my wallet probably don’t like them as much as I do, but that’s another story…

The Expo for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler was a lot of fun, but definitely on the smaller side from other expos I’ve been to in the past for the Wine & Dine Half andthe Princess Half.  We arrived to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex just after the Expo opened on the first day.  If you’ve never been to the complex before, be prepared to walk.  This is a HUGE facility.

There was a long line to get into the Josten’s Center when we arrived, which seemed to be a theme here throughout our visit.  I’ve never been to an expo right at opening and all that hot merchandise is what everyone seemed to be after.  When we got to the door, we were greeted by a bell hop from the Hollywood Tower Hotel (aka Tower of Terror), which I thought was a really fun detail.  You could immediately see that the expo was on the small side, and  I was surprised to see that packet pick-up was on the floor with the rest of the expo because I have always seen them separated into different areas.

Love the addition of the costumes!

My first priority was to head to the race merchandise area to make sure I got everything I wanted.  At the Princess Half, they were sold out of a lot of things by the time I got there and I didn’t want that to happen again.  The race specific merchandise was just ok.  I’m continually disappointed with the lack of performance tank tops available from runDisney. I’m not a fan of running in short sleeves and would love to see some tanks for women.  I spoke to a few other women at the expo who felt the same way.  The “I Did It” shirt was cute and I did get one of those.  The women’s tech shirt available was also nice, but a little to sparkly for my taste so I passed.

My favorite item at the expo was the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler pint glass!  I always drink water (and maybe some other beverages) out of pint glasses at home and this is the perfect addition to my collection!  I just wish I bought more than one.

The line to check out was super long and we ended up waiting at least 20 minutes.  B got a shirt and I also picked up a pin, a car magnet and some fun runDisney stuff for a giveaway coming up (hint, hint!).  The line wound past all of the medals and I was able to hold the Tower of Terror medal for the first time and most importantly check out the 20th Anniversary WDW Marathon medal!  This thing is giant and I love it…the spinner is super cool!

I love that the elevator moves!

You will be mine!!!

After checking out, we headed to the back of the Josten’s Center to pick up our race packets.  Oh look…another giant line!  Well we are in Disney after all.

My line extended back into the vendor booths!

After about another 20 minutes in line and some fun conversations with fellow runners, I got my bib and commemorative pin.  I then had to head over to another line to get my t-shirt…I gave in at this point 🙂  The t-shirts are pretty cool and they glow in the dark like the medals.  I’m not a huge fan of unisex shirts because they always fit me weird, but this one will get some use.

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We then wondered around the Expo for a bit and visited with various vendors.  I wanted to pick-up some new BondiBands and B wanted to get a new fuel belt since he was using my hand-me-downs and he got a great one at iFitness.

It was about this time that Jeff Galloway was coming out to give some tips for the race, so we stuck around for a bit.  He provided some great information, particularly on eating for a night race…something I had been struggling with.  There were other great speakers lined up that day, but we had just flown in that morning and were starting to fade.  I hope that in the future runDisney releases the list of speakers in advance so participants can plan their days around these great presentations.

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By this time, we had been at the Expo for over 2 hours and I still didn’t feel like I saw everything.  There is so much to see and do!  I can’t wait for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Expo next month, which should be bigger and better!

What did you think of the Health & Fitness Expo?  What fun stuff did you find?

Race Medal Displays

As I’ve been running more races, I’ve been trying to find something to hold my various medals instead of having them scattered around the house.  I’ve scoured the internet and found some really great holders, most of which I’ve found on Etsy.  Here are some of my favorites (Click on the pictures to access the websites):

From Allied Metal Displays

From Gone for a Run

I like the way the medal ribbons hang flat on the metal holders above and how you can add numerous ones in a row.  These are from actually companies and are the most expensive of the bunch at around $45.  The following group are all from Etsy and range from $21 – $35.

From York Sign Shop at Etsy

From Ambo Design at Etsy

From nmcatee1974 at Etsy

My favorite out of the group is also the most expensive (of course!) at $48, but I like the it comes with a second holder for your bibs!  That’s too cool.  The holders come with a variety of different sayings and can also be customized.  I think I’m going to go with this option…

From runningonthewall at Etsy

So what do you think?  What do you use to hold your medals and bibs?  Share your pictures with us!