After a less than stellar experience at the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo (so bad I didn’t even write about it…when you have nothing nice to say…), I was looking forward to the smaller, more relaxed expo for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler. Since there wasn’t anything I was dying to get at the expo, I spent the early afternoon enjoying Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and headed over to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWOS) later in the day. By the time we arrived, there weren’t many people there at all. Ahhhh…breathing room 🙂
No lines…woohoo! For this race weekend, packet pick up is in the Josten’s Center with the rest of the Expo which makes for a much easier experience having everything in one place.
I headed towards the back of the Expo to pick up my race bib first and then moved on to the shirt/bag pick up. I always like to get that out of the way first before hitting the various vendor booths.
After getting all of the official business done, I headed to the runDisney booth to get an up close and personal look at some of the new medals. I of course had to see the new ribbon for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler that I would be getting the next day.
And then the new design for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon…can’t wait to get this one!
And a look at the two Coast to Coast medals for 2014. There’s the pink version for those running the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Princess Half Marathon and then the regular Coast to Coast for any other combination of races. This one looks like it got a new ribbon for 2014.
While I was at the runDisney booth I ran into Jeff Galloway and had to say hi. He’s such an inspiration to me and my friends. If you ever get the chance to say hi to Jeff in person, do it…he’s amazing!
My next stop was the official race merchandise area to see what I could spend my money on. I didn’t love any of the shirts for the race (yellow really isn’t my color), but I was glad to see the new runDisney headbands there!
I ended up just getting a new Vinylmation with the Tower of Terror medal and a pin to add to my collection. Before heading out, we checked out some of the vendors and made a final stop at the Sparkle Athletic booth to say hi to my friends Kelly and Krissy. And guess what I got?? My first Team Sparkle Skirt! I’ve never considered myself a sparkly kind of girl, but I have to say I was kind of excited to wear this for the race…thanks Kelly!
I was only at the Expo for a little over an hour, but I managed to see a lot of the vendors and get a lot done. These smaller expos are SO much more enjoyable 🙂 Next stop…The Fifth Dimension….