2013 LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon Expo

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Yesterday afternoon I headed downtown to the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon expo at the Palmer Events Center for packet pickup and to work the ZOOMA booth with Tricia. When I pulled in at 2:45 there was quite the crowd waiting out front for the doors to open at 3.

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Packet pickup was fairly uneventful. The computers crashed nearly immediately after the expo opened but it didn’t seem to be a big issue. As long as runners had their bib number to provide to the volunteers (since they couldn’t look it up) the line moved pretty quickly. Thank goodness for smartphones! There were also booths to lookup your bib number if you didn’t have the confirmation email to verify it from.

Overall, it was a pretty easy process even though I had to wait in two separate lines since my bib number wasn’t anywhere near Brad’s. Afterwards I did a quick sweep of the expo and surprisingly didn’t buy a damn thing. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

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Then I made my way to meet Tricia at the ZOOMA booth.

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We registered a few ladies for the upcoming Texas race, as well as the newly announced one in Chicago.

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Have you seen the swag bag for ZOOMA Texas? It’s pretty awesome, probably the best I’ve seen from any race. Each runner receives a tech tee, yoga mat, reusable bag, and stainless steel water bottle.

ZOOMA Texas Swag Bag

Still haven’t signed up? Register using discount code TXAMB2 for 10% off the half marathon or 5K race fee! Wine, massages, and recovery yoga at the finish – what more could you ask for?

Back to Austin – LOVE the participant tee this year. I think this girl would love it too. FINALLY a shirt that is a different color! The lime green is awesome.

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Oh! And I also received a limited edition art card from Lasting Commemoratives for each of us. (These were available to the first 1,000 people who claimed one through a link provided in an email from the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon)

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This will be my third year running Austin (2011 recap, 2012 recap) and while the course may be challenging, the crowds keep the energy up and it’s really an awesome race.

I can’t wait to run this amazing city tomorrow!

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6 Comments

  1. I LOVE the shirt too! Great color.

    I did not know there will be a new one in Chicago. I just checked out the date and it looks like I will be in town that day. Will you be coming to that one?
    Zenaida Arroyo recently posted…Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Petersburg Half MarathonMy Profile

  2. Funny, cuz when I saw you post the pic of that shirt on your blog FB page, I thought…hot damn, that’s a good shirt! I would wear the crap out of that.
    Good luck tomorrow! Especially with that big hill. Get Brad another PR, you can do it!
    The race I’m running next week will also be the third time I’ve run it so we are basically twinsies.

  3. Love that green! What a great shirt! Good luck tomorrow! I hope the bling is as cool as the shirt!

  4. I loved the shirt! It was almost enough to make me wish I had registered for the race!
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