Thursday, November 7, 2013

Trenton Half Marathon Expo and My Race Ragz Review and Giveaway!

This year I will be returning to Trenton to run the Half Marathon! I am so excited, because last year was the inaugural race, and I look forward to seeing the improvements that they made!  Last year I ran the 10K and instantly regretted not signing up for the Half!
This year, I have been an Ambassador for the race, so you may have read a post or three or maybe you saw one of the 500 pictures I posted on Twitter and Instagram! I love this race!
It is starts and ends at the Trenton Thunder baseball field, and you finish on home plate. For real. I LOVE that! You also get to run over the Trenton Makes bridge and through the streets of Trenton, past the State Buildings. I seriously love old buildings!
Anyway, today I made the rainy drive to Trenton, which is just under an hour away, for the Expo. Last year it was very small, but this year looked to be a little larger, so I was looking forward to it. I wasn't really loving the rain, but it is a quick, easy ride, with very few turns, and it went by easily enough!
I parked in the hotel parking garage, ran down the 7 flights of stairs to the lobby, and followed the signs to the Expo.
view from the parking garage


 When I got there, a Church group was getting their marching orders, and within minutes they were cheering and singing to every person who walked in! They were awesome! I hope they are at the race on Saturday, they would be highly motivating! I picked up my bib and jacket, and checked out the tables that were there. It was a small expo, mostly local, with a few merch tables as well. I stopped at the United Way table, because I win a tee from the Virtual Goodie Bag. They also had a dry erase "bib" that you could personalize! SO fun!



After that, I was pretty much done! It took less than 30 minutes, and on the way out the Church group cheered me out the door. They were lined up on both sides, and I danced my way out. It was awesome. I want them to go with me everywhere! I climbed the seven flights of stairs, and headed back home.
I took this pic of the Stadium on my way out, when I was stopped at a light. This is where we start and finish!

So! I wore my My Race Ragz shirt to the expo, and got a lot of compliments on it! One of my Sweat Pink Sisters gave us the opportunity to order one for FREE in exchange for my review!

I love the idea behind My Race Ragz! When you go to the site you can design a shirt of your own (I made one once with my logo and a quote) or you can pick a design that someone else has already done.
I couldn't think of anything that I really wanted on a shirt, so I started trolling through the shirts designed around a marathon. They had a lot of choices, but I settled on….
It looks huge in this picture, but it is a women's medium. It is a short sleeved, V neck tech shirt and it fits perfectly! I will use it while I train for next Fall's Atlantic City Marathon, and I am so excited! Like I said, I wore it to the expo today and it is very comfy! It is also very flattering, I look goooood in this shirt! There are lots of colors, styles, and ideas to choose from, and it is so easy to do!
They have a Facebook page and Twitter so you can check out other people's race shirts, too!

I look awesome in my shirt, and you can look good in a shirt, too! Comment below, telling me what you would get on your shirt, and I will use Random.org to pick a winner! SO easy! I will choose the winner next Friday, November 15th!

What would you get on your race shirt?

28 comments:

  1. Good luck on your half! I'm about to start training for my first half next March!
    When I get matched on whoirun4.com I would have my shirt say "I run for..." and put their name. I also love the shirt on their Facebook that says Run, Forest, Run with the running trees. Too cute!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I love your ideas! I hope you get matched soon, there is nothing like it!!

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  2. Good luck! I would love to have a shirt that says "I run like a girl. . . now keep up' or something along those lines. :D

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    1. thanks!! I have a decal on my car that says that, so cool!

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  3. I would have the logo and saying for the blog I'm starting on it, but until I'm done you'll have to wait a few more days just registered name today. A shirt would be fun... It's centered around running and being strong though!

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    1. awesome, congratulations on your new blog! I can't wait to see it!

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  4. I think I would put Running on Candy on it.....not original but I need more shirts with that on it LOL

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    1. You can never have too many anything that says Running on Candy ;)

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  5. Naturally following suit I would probably put "Dreadmill Drummer" on it, but I would also include "Keep those beats coming!"

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  6. hahah 13.1 and still smiling!

    Maryalicia Verdecchia
    pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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  7. Good luck on your half!! I'll be running a half this weekend too!
    I would get a shirt with exactly what yours says. That is awesome!

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    1. Good luck to you as well! Have fun!

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  8. Good luck tomorrow. I run my 13th in 2013 next weekend in Philly. I like "Believe in the Run" and " Relentless Forward Motion." Neither are new mantras , but they inspire me.

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    1. Those are both awesome, I love it! Good luck in Philly, I love running there!

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  9. love the 26.2 the number by which all runners are measured

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  10. Hope you did amazing on the half marathon.
    I would choice Peace. Love. Run.

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    1. I did enough to finish, lol, and 13 in 2013 is pretty amazing, so I'm good with it ;)
      LOVE your quote, good luck!

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  11. I love this! I just got matched through IRun4 and my buddy is Caleb - he has congenital CMV. He has such a wonderful family! I am so excited about the match. So my shirt would say: I run for Caleb

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    1. LOVE it! I do not have a shirt yet! I have a necklace that says I run 4 Bryce, but that is it so far :) My buddy did make me a shrinkie dink necklace out of a footprint, which is also super cool!

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  12. Love this!
    My FB page and blog are titled "Run Turtle Run" so I would get one that said "I AM running" with a turtle on it. :)

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