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Swag, Meetups and Party!
I can’t believe the big Route 66 weekend is just days away! I’m keeping a close eye on the weather (brrr!) but loving all the conversations with running friends about meeting up this weekend.
Kicking things off with the Expo, held at the Cox Business center, on Friday from 11am to 6pm and Saturday from 9:30am to 6pm. Other than picking up the great swag, there are also opportunities to connect with running influencers from all over the country. There will be a Run Influencer Panel on Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 1:30 at the expo. You just might see someone you know on the panel! (hint, hint!).
I’m taking on the half marathon double – so I’m running the 5k on Saturday morning and the Half Marathon on Sunday morning. I’m for sure just treating the 5k as a shakeout run and saving myself for the half!
As I mentioned in my last post, there are great meetup opportunities to be had. The Half Fanatics, Marathon Maniacs and the 50 State Club are all planning meetups for members. I was poking around on the half fanatics site and it said that as of today there were 324 Half Fanatics registered to do this race! Whoa! The Rt 66 marathon is unique in that they are offering custom medals to members of these groups!
Other swag items are the cool hoodies and jackets that participants will earn. Just look at these cool items:
And apparently coins are a big deal here. You earn coins for doing the race, I get a double coin for doing the double race. I also am earning a volunteer coin for helping out at the expo. Not sure how you display these proudly afterwards.
There’s an app for that! So Route 66 marathon has its own app – with up to the minute race info, course map, tracking, results, local restaurant info and more! Dowload the app at the App Store at https://route66marathon.com/mobile-app/.
See you in a few days! Hit me up on social and be sure to say hi!
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!