Any of you that have competed in a runDisney race know that you are required to attend the expo prior to race day to collect your bib and race packet. The expo is held at the ESPN wide world of sports complex usually opening the day before the first race of the weekend. Here are a few steps that I have come up with to make it out of one of these events alive. Enjoy!
Step 1: When you first enter the complex, immediately head straight for the nearest beer selling station. Yes you heard me correctly. This adventure that you’re about to embark on, traveling in and out of buildings, waiting in long lines, will definitely require some liquid motivation. Drink up buttercup!
Step 2: Prior to race day, you will have received email notification to print your race waivers. Don’t worry if you forget to do so before hand or lost them because there are printing stations at the expo. Another important thing you must bring with you to the expo is your photo identification/ drivers license. They will not let you pick up your race bib without a photo ID.
Step 3: Once you have picked up your bib and turned in your race waiver, you then need to travel to pick up your race packet which includes your T-shirt and some sample products. This part unfortunately is located in the heart of the expo where all the vendors are located selling their products and it is usually super busy. You will make your way all the way to the far back left hand corner and that’s where you will find the helpful volunteers who will get you your packet and shirt. If you should need to change the size of your shirt for some reason, directly behind you is the shirt exchange counter where they will help you try to get the size shirt for you that you are needing. This is not a guarantee though so when you register, make sure you note what “type” of shirt it is your race is giving (ex. Tshirt, dry fit etc. etc.) and make your decision accordingly.
Step 4: Once you have picked up your bib and packet you are officially done with your requirements and can now actually go and enjoy the rest of your time at the expo before its time for your race. Check out the latest products available to the running world of course my favorite booth to visit is the official runDianey products. Don’t forget if your an annual passholder to bring that with you because you will get your discount on official runDisney race wear at their booth. You can thank me later!
*Disclaimer: Never drink and drive. Always have a designated driver.*