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Rumblings and mishaps of a Strava and runDisney obsessed trail and road runner.

Expo Review: Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon

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Welcome to the Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon expo!

It isn’t very often that I write about expos. I usually try to get in. Get my bib, shirt, etc. Do a quick scan of the expo vendors. And get out as quickly as possible! However, like all things Disney they like to sprinkle in a little magic here and there and the Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon expo was no exception.

Upon entering the expo the first thing you see is the runDisney booth as expected. I also noticed a short line on the side and then quickly realized what it was for. At last year’s Tinker Bell 1/2 I started next to Sean Astin! This year Sean was at the expo meeting fans! As a child of the 80’s I LOVE The Goonies and I’m a huge Tolkein fan as well so this was a major deal for me. I tried to refrain from geeking out on him but I’m afraid my inner geek couldn’t hold itself back. Hopefully I didn’t embarrass myself too badly.

Me with Sean Astin of Goonies, Rudy, and Lord of the Rings Fame. He also loves running!

One of the coolest vendors there was Sanuk. I already have a pair of their sandals and they are incredibly comfortable. They were at the expo displaying their footwear, giving out cool stickers, mustaches, and smiles.

My daughter modeling a mustache courtesy of Sanuk.

Since everyone in my family is a Disney fan we have a few Vinylmations lying around the house. Okay… we have a lot. During the WDW Marathon Weekend a new runDisney Vinylmation was released. Better yet he had medals you could buy for the different events they were holding that weekend! It was a pretty safe assumption that he was going to be available at the Tinker Bell expo and that there would be a Tinker Bell medal. I can’t wait to see what the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon medal is going to look like!

runDisney Vinylmation with 2013 Tinker Bell medal.

Even though I didn’t meet my my goal of getting out of the expo as quickly as possible I had a blast. This was easily the most fun I’ve had at any running expo. I’ll get up my review of the race in the next couple days.


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