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What kind of food is offered after the 1/2?

Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by Koda, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Koda

    Koda Mouseketeer

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    Do they offer snacks for runners at the 1/2 finish? If so, what is usually offered?

    Just trying to plan! Thanks!
     
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  3. FFigawi

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    They'll usually offer bagels, bananas, mini Clif bars, and some other things I usually skip because I'm not very hungry after a race. A couple of the mini Clifs and some Powerade is all I can stomach until I get back to my room.
     
  4. Tabetha

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    They had a little pre-boxed dealy at the Princess and the Disneyland Half this year...
    Gluten free crackers, hummus or peanut butter, gummies, a chocolate...
    I don't remember bagels, but I wasn't looking for them - I did the Race Retreat at the Princess, and was too busy looking for ice after the Disneyland while stumbling around that stupid parking lot in the stupid heat.
     
  5. cewait

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    The bagels may or may not be there.... Could be something like a pre-packaged muffin. There are also folks walking around offering cans of coke and diet coke (Really a diet coke - I just ran 13 or 26 miles - give me some sugar errrr high fructose corn syrup)

    I read something that made me think the prepackaged boxes are coming to the weekend. I certainly hope not. I am also a let me have a water, a coke if offered and a couple sample sized cliff Builders bars. I may grab a nanner if I had a cramping issue in the race. I will also defer to my post race recovery drink as the primary thing I attempt to consume.
     
  6. chris84bond

    chris84bond Earning My Ears

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    After the ToT, it was the preboxed stuff. Cliff bar, gummies, spreadable cheese, crackers, cranberry/raisins IIRC. They had people handing out powerade, water, and fresh fruits (banana/oranges). In past races, the food has always been a mess, and while I would have LOVED to get a bunch of cliff bars, it was a heck of a lot more efficient than the tables of food. Hopefully, given they have a parking lot of space and a lot more runners running....they'll still table it, but seeing the efficiency of the prebox....I'd bet on that.
     
  7. rocio

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    I like my pre-packaged snack box at the Princess. I can't even tell what was in it, I just liked what it said ;)

    "Congratulations Princess! Your 13.1 royal quest was an inspiration to the entire kingdom"
     
  8. cewait

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    The main reason I do not like the box idea is that I, well, zoom into a gap at the Clif Bar section of the outer most line then move on. I am usually not wanting to stand on line after running 26 miles when most of the stuff in the box will go to waste.

    I do agree that the box idea is an efficiency improvement. The last couple versions of the food tent were not very good. If it makes the lines move then I will applaud. Also, if it keeps Porky the Pig(I know wrong studio) from taking enough food for 5-10 people I think it a better system.

    I will hold judgement til I see it
     
  9. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

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    I loved mine too! I was so happy what was in there was gluten free and dairy free for the most part!
     
  10. Koda

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    Thanks for the info! I am not much of an eater after I run either, so will have DH bring me my post-run chocolate milk in a little cooler. I also might pack my own bagel and peanut butter for a little later just in case none of the other food appeals to me.
     
  11. Bephus

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    It was a box after W&D so I going to go out on a limb and say it will be a box. I think it was similar to the other races: crackers and cheese, clif bar, some type of fruit. It was dark so I really can't remember what was in there and running at night was a different experience for me so I didn't eat anything until around 2:30 (after finishing at 11:50) so by then I was pretty delirious and I didn't eat from the box anyway:lmao:. I plan on bringing what I need and anything they give me that I want will be bonus:thumbsup2
     
  12. Rose&Mike

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    I am a huge fan of the prepackaged boxes. It is so awesome to have gluten free choices. I can't eat clif bars, luna bars, bagels, etc, so being able to eat something at the end of a race that is not fruit or something that I have in my checked bag is awesome!
     
  13. joan4mickey

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    If I remember correctly, at the Princess last year they also had fresh fruit at the finish and small cliff or maybe luna bars and coke/sprite and water.
     
  14. stitchfan18

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    Just a suggestion if you have room in your pocket during the race, I found out last year that it's much easier to juggle post race food if you have a bag. I had my phone in a large ziplock during the race, and pulled it out after getting my medal. It was perfect to hold all the food I wanted, but wasn't eating or drinking at that moment. Once I got some water, a powerade, mini Luna bar, and fruit, it was a life saver!
     
  15. AnotherPrincess

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    I, too, liked the boxes at ToT. They also had them after the 5k. At both I was given a water, a powerade, a banana and the box. Juggling it all was hard, though, so for Princess I plan to stick a plastic grocery bag in a pocket. I loved the full sized Clif Builder's Bar. It also had an Almond Roca, which was a real treat. The cheese and crackers and trail mix also hit the spot. I still haven't eaten the gummies. They are sitting in my candy dish. Lol
     

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