This family-friendly event is sure to be nothing short of a magical day. With festivities kicking off bright and early at 8am, participants have plenty of time to walk or run, cross that finish line, and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment. Don't forget to sport your best costume!
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The RunDisney Shorts medals were huge! With each consisting of it's own unique design, the extra Series Finisher medal included features from all three 5k medals to create one magical Mickey Mouse. I especially liked how 'Summer 2016' marked the top of the Series Finisher medal, commemorating a specific time period.
My favorite part of RunDisney's Virtual Running Shorts Series was having flexibility. My first RunDisney race, the 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend's Enchanted 10k, was back in February. Since then, I have been dying to participate in another RunDisney race before the 2017 Princess Half Marathon Weekend - read all about my collaboration with Autism Speaks for the 2017 race here. This virtual race gave me the chance to indulge in RunDisney excitement without breaking the bank to fly to a Walt Disney park.
The 2016 RunDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series may be over, however there are many RunDisney races coming up at Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Land. View all of the fun events here!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
I attended the event's last day, Thursday the 11th, during a 5:30-6:30pm time slot. After checking in with the new Nike+ app and walking through a "Take Care of Your Girls" hallway, I made my way up to the bra-fitting party.
The Nike Pro Bra Collection recently added new sports bras, ranging from low to high support. Using a special Nike fitting app, NTC employees performed personalized bra fittings to find the best fit and support customized for you. I was measured at 31 inches around and 8 inches from breast to side, resulting in an estimated 34B or size Small.
I tried on the Nike Pro Indy Cool for low support (pictured above in white) and the Nike Pro Hyper Classic for medium support (pictured above in Black/Hyper Pink). While both were temptingly comfortable, I decided to go with the Nike Pro Indy Cool due to it being a new style that I do not yet have in my closet.
Aside from personalized bra fittings and swag, Nike+ Chicago featured a special photo booth from Sharingbox brought in just for NikeWomen BraHaus. As someone who's always eager for a photo op, I thought this was a great touch to make the event stand out as one of a kind.
I'm not going to lie, I was a little worried about what the NTC workout was going to entail after hearing it was Simone Biles inspired. While I have done some intense training in my past, I was a bit rusty. Luckily, the two Nike Trainers who taught the 5:30pm class - Gina Caifano and Betina Gozo - spent the 30 minutes motivating everyone to do their best and encouraging teamwork.
Attendees ranged in form of athletic background, making it even more crucial to stress the importance of motivating each other and giving it your all. This was by far the best part of the night that I took away with me.
After sweating up a storm and enjoying complimentary refreshments, I happily took my Nike swag and already-sore body home. The length of the workout was perfect, elements of the event were unique and I found a new level of comfort in the Nike Pro Bra Collection. Great event, Nike+ Chicago!