The days leading up to any race is filled with excitement about the race and for many runners the race expo. I think I may be the only runner who does not get excited about race expos. If you have seen one vendor-you have seen them all….well at least I think so.
I am the racer who the week leading up to the race, I am looking to see if I can find someone to pick up my bib and t-shirt so I can avoid the whole race expo!
I love packet pick ups that are outside of the race expo or allow you to walk in a different direction from the expo so I don’t have to actually walk through the expo or see it at all.
Maybe I am missing something. Maybe as a newer runner, I just don’t get the hype. As much as I have tried, I just can’t get excited about the race expo.
If I could get the option to pay to have my bib and shirt shipped to me…..I totally would.
Reasons I don’t do race expos:
-I HATE crowds and sometimes the runner crowd can be brutal. I mean really are you pushing past me to get that Root Beer Gu that you can get at your local running/sports store.
-No I don’t need new headphones….ok maybe I do but your 20% expo discount is not cheaper than what I can probably get it for on-line.
-Please don’t temp me with other races and expo only discounts….I can’t handle the temptation…..and the way my knee is set up….
-Running shoes…..well who doesn’t need another pair but your prices are not really a sale.
-Yes, please I would love to get my stride evaluated…..oh you only brought one treadmill for a race with 20,000 participants and the wait is over an 2 hrs….yeah no thanks-I will go to my local running store.
-Running gear sale….again one can never have too much running gear but I actually have never found anything I really liked and the prices really are not that great.
Am I the only one who doesn’t like the race expo? Do you like race expos? I would love to hear your experiences?
Today’s theme is: Race Expo
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