RNR Expos are pretty darn big. So big that the best place to hold SD’s is downtown at the convention center.
Beings that San Diego draws 30,000 runners plus spectators I went yesterday to try to beat the crowd. To my surprise when I walked inside the wait to get in was 10 minutes!
I don’t think I have ever seen people line up to get into an expo. Once the doors opened it was quick moving and I picked up my bib and swag bag in no time.
It is awesome that RNR is showing support for Run Now! If you have not heard about the countrywide race and fundraiser for Boston go check it out at RunNow.com.
The rest of the expo was filled with vendors handing out everything from gels to snap peas to organic bread. Sometimes Expos are like Costco for runners.
I zipped my way through and thought overall the expo was well organized and had a lot more giveaways than the previous years.
If you are headed there today you will have a few options as far as parking is concerned:
*If you are staying at a downtown hotel walk. Most hotels are within close proximity- don’t let maps fool you. Don’t move your car from your hotel parking garage.
*Parking at the convention center is $10. If you are into convenience and don’t have patience this is your best option.
*Metered street parking. If you take Island St. North past the stadium you might find more spots. The closer you try to park the harder it will be.
*Public Lots. You may be able to find a $5 lot on 7th or 9th and Broadway. Sometimes you have a drive around to find the best deal.
Keep in mind the Padres are in town. The game tonight is at 7:10 so the earlier you go the better.
If you still haven’t registered it’s not too late!
See you tomorrow at the start line!