Saturday, May 18, 2013

Expedition Everest: The Expo

This year was my first time ever participating in the runDisney Expedition Everest Challenge. From what I read online, this challenge was supposed to take you on the wild side and it did. You'll get to read my whole experience on the Everest Challenge in a series of three blog posts....before, during, and after the race. 
The big day arrived on Saturday, May 4th. My husband and I were doing the race together as a team. We were team "The Perfect Pair." We arrived at Wide World of Sports around lunch time for packet pick up. Usually at WWOS, the parking lot is filled with runners during a runDisney event. But not this time. It was crawling with cheerleaders. Everywhere you looked there were bows, bows, and more bows. Wow! Luckily runDisney sectioned off a special little area for Everest participants. Nice props and all. Thanks runDisney!
                         

                                                             

runDisney always spoils runners with their FABULOUS expos. From what I was told previously, there wasn't going to be much of an "expo." When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised because there were some vendors. My favorite (of course) was Raw Threads. I even purchased a new "Good Girl" shirt. I plan on wearing it at an upcoming runDisney race. Wouldn't you? 

                                  

At packet picket, we met up with Andrea, from Once Upon a Run. I just love meeting friends from Twitter. She was awesome and I was excited that we would all be participating in Everest together! 

I was also able to check out the official runDisney merchandise. The shirts were great, but I went straight to the medal display. There's something magical about seeing all the runDisney bling together. I even got to take a look at the Disneyland medal and Coast to Coast medal (which I will be getting this year). 





This packet pick up trip was short and sweet. Since Everest is a much smaller race, it was nice not having to fight through crowds and wait in lines. Unless of course you count the cheerleaders. If you participated in this year's Everest Challenge, what did you think of packet pick up?


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