Saturday, August 9, 2014

His: Saturday Snapshots: City 2 Surf Expo

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Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.


This time last year I was in Sydney, Australia for the City2Surf.  (You can read the blog post about it by clicking here). Because I was an international entrant I had to pickup my race bib at the Expo that they hold the day before the race. We had trouble getting to the expo site as there was traffic everywhere, and we ended up walking the last couple of kilometres there. While I was at the expo we did take a few photos and I wanted to share some of them with you today.



There was a line to get in but it moved pretty quickly.

Once you got inside you went into different queues depending on your start group colour. 

Once you got your race bib you went through the expo which had dozens of vendors and a few walls where you could sign your name.

As you can see we weren't the only ones that signed this wall.

Amanda and Shellie filled out two of these posters. They were supposed to go up along the race route. I didn't see them on race day but there was so much going on I could have missed them.

This is probably as close as I will ever get to breaking the winner's tape of any race.

This wall is where they wanted you to share your race story.

My story said "Travelled 17000kms to get here. Just 14km to the finish line"

Even though it was a pain to get to the expo I enjoyed the experience and I was able to get a event t shirt and a few other race items that will come in handy for future races. It also got me into the race spirit and got me even more excited for the race. Have you ever run in a big race or gone to a big event?




5 comments:

  1. So much fun! I would love to visit there - and to do a run there? Even better!!!

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  2. What fun! Thanks for sharing the journey...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. I've never entered a race like this, but I did ride a motorcycle in an enduro once. Never again! I was so unprepared. (That was decades ago, during a different lifestyle.) I enjoyed your post today. Looks like this race is a real big deal. No wonder you were so excited to be a participant.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my Mount Rainier post.

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  4. I've never entered the City to Surf but maybe someday. Everyone I know has had a great experience with it.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  5. Race expos are so much fun! I don't do many big races like that anymore, but I always enjoyed the expos when I did!

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