So, my riginal plan was to post live as i went through the process of collectibg everything I needed to collect to run Dopey. You can forget that. This orning was so crazy that I barely had time to breathe. I will do a seperate post at a later time telling you everything you need to know to collect ‘the stuff’ but it’s actually pretty easy. You haveto go to different plaes to collet each thing, especially if there are a number of you doing diferent raes but it’s all very straightforwardand there are signs, like literally everywhere, telling you everything you need to know. So just read the signs and you can’t go wrong. Buying merchndise for runDisney is a whole other beast so we’ll talk about that at a later time too. Let’s just say that it was extreme experience.
First up, the Expo is held in ESPN Wide World of Sports which is big, be prepared to walk.
There are free buses here from each Disney resort that run frequently. Look out for these signs at your bus stop.
Right, after you’ve collected your race essentials and your runDisney merch there is ta whole range of different stalls to browse and shop selling retty much everything a runner could need. I’ll detail some here and maybe put together a top 10 at the endof the day.
My first stop was dr.cool. I have to admit that I’mnot that familiar with cooling material technology (It’s only just making it over to the UK) but aparantly dr.cool is the only company that doesn’t use chemicals in it’s material. The demo of the cold recovery bandage kept cold in a little silver cooler was pretty impressive. They also have headbands using the same technology. Prices start from $15 and if you spend over $50 you get a cooler for free.
Next up was a compression brand that have branched out into headbands. I was a bit confused about why your head would need compression at first but the fibre is meant to have 3D massaging technology with a ‘ventaltion zone’ and they’re seamless. They come in many many pretty colours for $15 from Compresport.
Sparkly Soul have some very glittery heandbands if you prefer style over like praticality. There are some very pretty Disney inspired ones and you cn get two thin bands for $25 or two wider ones for $30.
Skechers aregiving afree spin on their wheel of freebies if you try their shoes on.
Sparkle Athletic are here too with their full range of products.
The next stall was pretty interesting, it certainly got the men moaning anyways (Always funny to watch). The BFF, an electric foam roller and body bffer. The men were literally begging to have a strange guy buff them up. Aparantly you’ll never need a foam roller ever again. It will set you back $229 (Normally retail at $300) but if the moans of glee were anything to go by it’s mney well spent. I may have to go back to find out more later.