We arrived in New Orleans and headed to the Hyatt Regency New Orleans where the expo was being held. This hotel was gorgeous!!! And they were all decorated for the Crescent City Classic with race signs and the logo everywhere! It made you feel right at home as a runner!
We had to go up and down a few escalators to make it to the expo but they had plenty of signs pointing us in the right direction. I was amazed how big the hotel was!
We made it to the entrance of the expo and immediately headed for the Gulf Coast Half/Woman's Half booth to find Larisa and Shannon . If you recall I ran the Woman's Half in December . I am also running the Gulf Coast Half on Pensacola Beach next weekend! I LOVE this race series! We got a quick picture and then Paige and I headed out to check the rest of the expo. (Don't you love my new shirt from Dorothy at Mile-Posts ?)
I was amazed how big this expo was! They had a ton of booths there! I saw some familiar ones like PSI sunglasses, SPIbelt, Newton Running, Gatorade, and One More Mile. They had a ton of booths advertising other races. They even had a rock climbing wall and a face painting booth (Paige's boys had fun with those)! They also had free beer and red beans and rice.
My most favorite part of the expo was meeting Patrick House from the Biggest Loser !!! He was the winner of Season 10! I LOVE that show and was so excited to meet him! His transformation is amazing! He was such a nice guy!
The expo also had guest speakers. Bart Yasso from Runner's World Magazine was there but unfortunately I didn't get to hear him speak.
I was very impressed with this expo! It was just as good as some of the bigger races out there. I could have spent hours in there shopping!
I can't leave you without sharing my routine bib picture!