Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 WDW Marathon Weekend - Part 1: The Expo

A marathon weekend always begins with the expo. Expo strategy for Disney - go Thursday and go early.....after that you get to fight lots of crowds!

We got to the expo around 5 pm on Thursday and it was already pretty crowded. Still, the lines were not long to pick up our 5K and Goofy packages. We also needed to check in for our Race Retreat - something I really cherished over the weekend!

We didn't spend a lot of time walking around the expo. We did get to meet a couple of running buddies. Maddy was there as well as Rachel. Maddy had her daughter with her who really hit it off with my two girls. In 30 sec they were goofing around and having a great time. After the weekend was over, Maddy and I decided we would try to train with the girls and do a 5K together with them sometime this spring!

The take from the expo was pretty good.

These are the commemorative pins from the three races plus the Goofy pin.

The package for the 5K was pretty nice as well. You got the really cool goody bag and a personalized bib!

Running Goofy lands you 3 shirts - one for the half, one for the full, and a Goofy shirt - all long sleeve tech. For the price of the race, it better be a nice shirt! :-)

The numbers for the Goofy challengers were in the shape of the number 5 since this was the 5th running of Goofy. Very cool looking numbers. Also here are the race retreat bands - the key to warmth and food before and after the races!

We didn't tarry, but headed home for a warm meal and preparations to get up at 4 am for the 7 am Up and Away 5K.

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