Boston Marathon Events, Expo & Celebrity Runner Stalking

Updated 4/11/13 for a few more things I heard or found

Although last year was my first Boston Marathon, I missed out on the expo.  I grabbed my number early in the morning and ran back home to meet up with my parents who were visiting me during the weekend.  Although I was happy to spend time with my folks, sadly I missed out on seeing some amazing athletes, and the commercialism of the expo.  Well not this year.  This year I’m trying to track my schedule and stalk up every running hero I can.  Unfortunately, I am unable to find anything useful like a schedule when certain people are going to be at the expo or even at which booth.  Instead I’ve stringed along some details I found through the rumor mill and twitter.

Aside from marathon goals that I may or may not share before race day, I have a few goals for the weekend.  Buy some more Nuun flavors (they’re much cheaper at the expo), buy a few hammer gels for the race (I love mulberry) and stalk as many running idols as I can!

I reformatted to be in the order I plan on stalking/lurking,

Desiree Davila – She will be at the Brooks Boston Marathon expo booth this Sat. April 13th from 12:45-1:45pm.

Kim Jones Running Times Expo Booth Sat. 1-2 PM.  I want to pick up her book.

Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher signing Runner’s World posters At the Nissan Expo Booth (#1305) Sat. 2-3 p.m

Ryan Hall – I’m not sure the times but he will be at the Boston Marathon expo & to cheer on runners this weekend! Catch him at the ASICS and Nissan booths

Meb Keflezighi will be at the Skechers both at the expo on Saturday? from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. chatting with runners and taking pictures, however, I can’t find an official post if this is happening

Dean Karnazes – Saturday, April 13th Book signing Runner’s World, Booth #2630 1-2pm, Poster Signing Booth #2204 2-3pm.  Sunday, April 14th Sports & Fitness Expo –Talk and Q&A “Going the Distance: Steps to Improve Your Endurance” Seminar Room 200 1-2pm Book signing Runner’s World, Booth #2630 2-3pm Poster Signing Booth #2204 3-4pm

Dean pretty much lives my dream life!

There’s other Runner World events happening at the expo, seminars, group runs and a few other book signings including Bart Yasso!.  They have a nice schedule posted up.

New Balance’s Late-Night Fun Run
4 mile run that meet sin front of the New Balance Boston store at 11PM and from there, you’ll light up the streets of Boston New Balance Boston Facebook Page

Another cool event that’s not at the expo but in Boston is happening at the Vibram store.  Details below.

First American To Summit Everest to Appear at Vibram on Newbury Street

Saturday, Apr 13 2:00p to 5:00p
Vibram 292 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 02115 Boston, MA

Vibram will celebrate the one year anniversary of its unique “experiential store” with Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest fifty years ago. Whittaker will be signing Life on the Edge, a book chronicling his summit and life adventures. Jim completed the summit using Vibram soles. The first 100 visitors will receive a free signed book and half of additional profits from the book sales will be donated to Appalachian Mountain Club, AMC.

 

That’s all I know for now but I’ll update as I hear of anything new and cool happening.  Anything I missed? Let me know!