Hello from the Grand Floridian! We leave this morning, and while I am sad to leave my favorite resort…I will be happy to sleep in my own bed, and see my husband and pups. We have a long drive ahead of us though.
I am going to apologize for doing these recaps out of order, but a lot of my Jeff Galloway meet-up pictures are on my other camera, and I didn’t bring that cord with me to WDW, so for now I am going to tell you about the Princess half marathon expo.
On Friday after the meet up, we had a little free time. I joined Kelly Olexa at the pool for a bit before heading over to lunch with some of the girls and then out with the group to Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
I had a turkey sandwich and some zebra domes.
It was a beautiful sunny day, and I was excited to pickup my packets and also do some shopping.
We were greeted by sweet Laurie, the expo director who told us a bit about the in’s and out’s of a Disney race expo. Bob and Jennifer also spoke briefly (both awesome runDisney friends!), and then we headed into the tent to get our bib’s for the 5k an half marathon.
Word of advice, print your waiver before leaving home. I am so glad I did and didn’t have to deal with the hassle of the computer lines and such.
Getting my 5k bib was seamless and simple, and I took some photos while I waited for the group.
We then walked the red carpet (oh yes!) to the expo to get our t-shirts and do some shopping. I was ready, wallet in hand.
After I got my shirts, I hit up the official merchandise and did some serious damage.
Then I headed to the Running Skirts booth to see if Juli needed any help. I chatted with them for a bit until my mom, Karen, and her mom arrived. We did more shopping before going to check into our hotel.
Since I have worked a Disney expo before, as well as participated in other runDisney races, I knew what to expect as far as the set up goes, but Princess had that whole new element of royalty and girly girl fun which I absolutely loved!
QOTD: What has been your favorite race expo?
The runDisney expos are always my favorite because like you said they are so girly and fun! I always purchase an official race shirt and a BeeCharm 13.1 shoe charm for my running shoes. Its tradition!
thats so cute! I may have gotten 2 shirts…I always get a mug, too!
This race just keeps sounding more and more fun…
Great pictures Heather! Hope you had a grand time!
Love the pictures, Heather! One day, I will be there, too! Thanks so much for sharing!
Pure2raw twins says
great recap! so happy we got to meet you
and congrats on your run
so nice to meet yall, hope you had a successful expo!
So fun! I’m dying to do princess now after reading your recaps! Help me convince Jeff to babysit next year 🙂
oh no problem, I can help!
Jessica M says
I love the pictures! I am SO JEALOUS! I definitely want to hit this race next year, although the Wine and Dine half is on my list too 🙂
wine and dine was fun too, but I loved being a princess!
This looks like such a blast…I am jealous! I bet you had SO MUCH FUN!!
“After I got my shirts, I hit up the official merchandise and did some serious damage.”
Disney Princess is definitely my favorite! Despite the crowd, we had so much fun!
I am SO glad!
Do you know if people not running the 1/2 marathon can attend the expo? I’d love for my husband to come with (since it’s not like we’re from FL), but he’s not sure about running it yet.
absolutely! it’s open to anyone!