I took the day off today to run many errands. One of them was to drive down to Carlsbad, California, at Road Runner Sports, to the San Diego's Inaugural Hot Chocolate 15k/5k expo to pick up bib/goodie bag. The expo started at 10:00am & was going to held at the Carlsbad Road Runner location today and Friday. On Saturday it was doing to be at the San Diego location.
I arrived at 10:38am & it appeared the sponsors were still setting up. My daughter came along again. There were two cartoony blow up air decorations blocking the sidewalk & entrance into the Road Runner. The race website http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/sandiego/ suggested you print out confirmation email form to help sponsors find your bib packet easier & it was. This race even allowed you to pick up family & friends bib/goodie bag as long as you had copy of their confirmation email & a written consent from them. The sponsors directed you to go outside to pick up your goodie bag. The jacket is windbreaker material. I am literally wrinkling my nose. I think I would have rather had a t-shirt. There's stretch elastic around the neck area & the wrist. Wonder how it will do in rain? No hoodie attachment.
Outside beside a large moving truck with the Hot Chocolate logo on the side, I was given my goodie bag & advised to try on the jacket to see if it would fit. If it didn't, I would be allow to exchange it for one that did. The expo had one vendor, Ghirardelli passing out dixie cups of hot chocolate & small squares of their chocolate. We had stopped by Starbucks on the way down & passed on the hot chocolate.
I like the map with parking information on it. That's a nice feature. It comes with safety pins & the timer is located on the bib.