Here’s a glance into the Expo at the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. The Expo is where anyone who is registered for an event this weekend must stop by to, at the very least, pick up their race event bib(s) and gEAR bag. The Expo takes place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Wednesday, January 9-Saturday, January 12. The hours of operation are listed here and it is open to the public as well.
Most athletes head straight for the HP Field House to grab their race bib(s) before heading over to The Arena to find the one stop shop for extra runDisney merchandise they want. This is a runDisney athletes favorite place. There is so many souvenirs available to take home and show off! The “I did it” shirt is one of the most popular options. As you can see, the merchandise ranges from tanks, shirts, spirit jerseys, hats, travel mug/tumblers, collectible trading pins, and more. runDisney added a few new items that are sure to catch your eye as you walk through. There’s even a few items for the non-runner who has happily come to cheer their friend or family member on in their respective race. Check out that “I ‘donut’ run” shirt or the “Sleepy Challenge” one. I have to admit, I chuckled when I saw those! My husband has conquered the “Sleepy Challenge” many times while I go run.
After you’ve grabbed one of everything in the runDisney merchandise booth, it’s time to go support other exhibitors. Many businesses, large and small come out for the Expo. There are so many, they have to house them in the VISA Athletic Center. You can find some smoking good deals on shoes, headphones, headbands, clothes, and more. These are typically only available during Expo hours. Over the year, the exhibitors have offered many runDisney and Disney Character inspiration in their athletic performance gear.
Don’t forget if you are running this weekend, you must stop by the Expo at least one day prior to your first race event to pick up your race bib and gEAR bag. You’ll need a valid photo ID and your signed waiver sheet to receive your bib. You can find even more details for the Expo here.
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