I got to the expo and there was no parking so I parked on the street right next to the Community Center. I had to pick up my bib and also for the crew(Mallory, Devin, Brian) and of course my water bottle spilled all over the waivers so it made everything wet. I was able to get everyone's bib and shirt pickup and did a quick loop of the Expo. I got a few free samples including for what was acai ice cream. I was even able to sign up for next year's race-the 10k for 35 dollars and no processing fees!
The volunteers left a bit to be desired. I was trying to ask questions on transportation and trying to register and they were not too helpful they were having convos with themselves and ignoring me and others. Super annoying but oh well!
After the expo, I headed over to our hotel Homewood Suites and it was next door to a Trader Joes! I was able to get unpacked, do a bit of work and go pick up snacks and head to the hot tub. The crew shows up and we had some wine while cooking dinner of chicken and rice and snacked on chips and queso and cheese. We had a stretching session and got ready for bed and we're all asleep by 10.
I really enjoyed this new hotel and really liked being able to cook for ourselves and relax before the race.
How was the last race expo you went to? Have you ever stayed in a Homewood Suites/or a room with a kitchen the night before a race?