Party on the pavement!! Lululemon knows how to put on a race. I must say this was the best race in regards to scenery and crowd support. My original flight was delayed so I missed the packet pickup at the convention center in downtown Vancouver, Canada. My girlfriend arrived at noon so I Facebook in-boxed her a text authorizing her to pick up my packet along with a picture of my passport.
Lululemon had merchandise for purchase so I think my flight being delayed was a blessing because I would have spent all kinds of unnecessary money. The packet consisted of a tie for your bag drop along with a label for the bag. It also had two ties for your sneakers – no bib and a duffle bag with a water bottle and nuun.
Race Day – Everyone was amped and pretty much decked out in lululemon gear. There were tons of porta-potties and the convention center was open for those who chose a real toilet. I opted for the real bathroom. The race started on-time with the DJ spinning the latest pop and hip hop. The weather was very pleasant, sunny but not hot. Along the route there were all kinds of performers which made the route interesting. Most of the route was along the water – absolutely breathtaking.
Post Race – Lulu hosted a brunch but by the time I finished running the line was like trying to get on a ride at six flags so I just grabbed a shake from the Vega both (I love Vega vegetable protein). I tried to grab a pair of shorts at the lululemon store but they were all out of anything interesting. The store was packed and people were grabbing up anything they could find. So I went back to my room empty handed. It was not meant for me to spend any additional money and I am OK with that.
The post race party was fun. It was held at one of the parks we ran thru during the race. My girlfriend and I were able to meet up with two other runners from our Facebook friends – Monique from Holland and Joseph from NYC. While we were all chatting and laughing an employee from lulu came by to talk with us. He later came back and gave each of us $150 gift cards – WINNING!!
Overall I had a blast!!
Saturday, August 13, 2016