Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2016 Flying Pig Half Marathon Expo Recap

After about two months, I am finally getting around to posting a recap about the Flying Pig half marathon weekend.

I have been looking forward to this race since I signed up for it back in August 2015. My friends and I decided to drive up to Cincinnati since it was only a 7-hour drive from Atlanta. It was kind nice to see the mountains of Tennessee and the green pastures of Kentucky near Lexington.

We got to Cincy about 6 PM on Friday, April 29th. We quickly parked the car and made a beeline for the expo. We wanted to try and get as much stuff as we could before they closed the expo. Since this is a famous race, I had been told that Saturday was a crazy day for the expo and a lot of stuff quickly disappear.

We got our numbers and the swag that came with it.

Race shirt, race bag, magnet, and poster.

By the time, we got our swag we only had a few minutes before the expo closed. I managed to get a shirt made in the Asics area. Oh, and I was able to locate my name on the banner of names of the race participates. I thought that was pretty neat.


Saturday morning, we returned to the expo to see what kind of trouble we could get into. This was by far one of the best expos I have ever been to. Yep, even better than a runDisney one. Oops. But no, seriously, it was a lot of fun. They were handing out full-size samples of stuff, which I failed to get a picture of but I promise it was pretty amazing.

I took the time to walk around to each booth. Some things were for local stuff, and some stuff wasn't (most race expos are like that anyways). I saw a few races I want to check out next year, so I am excited about that.

Overall, I liked the expo. I wish I had gotten more pictures of it, but I was having such a good time that I didn't get the phone out.

Here are a few pictures that I did take when we got there on Friday..

Next up the half marathon recap!

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