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The wine and dine Expo was at the usual place-ESPN Wide World of Sports. I have only been there for the Princess Expo and even just waiting for the bus, it was easy to tell that it was a much smaller Expo.
We caught the bus from All-Star Music and were the only people on it. We picked up a few more at All-Star movies and off we went. It only took about 10 minutes to get there. The bus drop off was much closer than at Princess and we were picking up our bibs in no time.
Bib pickup was uneventful except for the fact I was not listed as Coast to Coast! I had to go to Runner Relations. They were so kind and got me squared away quickly. The guy thought it might be because I already have the pink coast to coast that things may have gotten mixed up.
All I wanted was a wine glass and some ears-well the Expo was very expensive this year!! The wine glass was 18 and the ears were 24. I had already bought a wine glass from the Food and wine festival for 50% off so I decided to not get another one and also to get the ears 50% off as well! I ended up buying a wine and dine headband for 14.95 (way too expensive). I also wanted a coast to coast shirt but they never had my size (Women’s size small). I definitely want a coast to coast shirt as this is the year that I have run 5 rundisney races and I am not sure I will do that again so it looks like I will try again at Avengers and if I can’t get one there, I will order it off online and just not get my AP discount.
The expo itself was pretty uneventful. I was sad they did not have a Clif booth as I wanted my friend who was running his first race, to try out the different flavors of Clif Shots that will be on the course. Even the New Balance booth looked calm!
We also were able to get right back on another bus to go back to our hotel. Only 5 people on it.
Overall, the expo was speedy and nice. It had some good photo opps and was not too crowded.
To learn more about the actual race, read my recap here. CLIFFNOTES: crazy rain!!
Did you go to the wine and dine expo? What do you usually do at Race Expos?