June 22, 2013

Setup for Sparkle Skirts at the WDW Princess Expo

I had the opportunity to work at the Sparkle Skirts booth helping with setup for the Princess Half Marathon Expo in February.  This year, the Expo was held at Coronado Springs Resort due to the Atlanta Braves having spring training baseball games scheduled at the ESPN Sports Complex during the weekend.  I arrived at Leah's booth a few minutes after 1 pm and immediately got started helping with the booth construction.

It never occurred to me, despite attending many race expos, that the logistics for arranging a booth would be so significant.  A medal frame structure would hold the skirts in place and also make a nice display for the expo attendees to see many of the options available.  Leah has numerous choices of skirts that include Sparkle Tech and Sparkle Light.  The quantity of skirts at the booth needed to be plentiful because of the many women who attended the Expo over the weekend. Skirts were hung based on style and type and after about six hours of setup the booth was nearly complete!  The best part of working the booth is the "Sparkle" dollars you earn for helping out.
Favorite skirts hanging in my closet!
As a more mature runner (read old) the Sparkle Tech skirts are my favorites.  I wore my "Mouse About Town" skirt for the Mickey and Minnie Royal 5k and the "Queen of Hearts" skirt for the Princess Half marathon.  Recently, I finally made the decision on which skirts I needed (wanted!) and placed my order!  The skirts arrived yesterday and of course they are just perfect.  Next week I will be wearing my new "Surf City" model that is red, white and blue at the Esprit de She race in Cary, NC.  In the meantime, be sure to check out Leah's website and all her great skirts and other running accessories.  Her customer service is wonderful (read more about our running skirts review and comparison here) and you will love your new running attire!

(Pam)

Disclaimer:  As always the opinions shared here are my own and I was not compensated in any way for this post. I did earn credit towards merchandise by working at the Sparkle Skirts booth on February 21, 2013.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! I need to try the Sparkle Tech skirt, right now I have just the "regular". I've got my eye on that pink and white polka dot...Minnie Mouse perhaps? :)

    Karen @cinderella_runs

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    1. Karen, We have worn our pink and white polka dot skirts numerous times. Love that one. The best part about Sparkle Skirts is all the pockets....no need for a running belt when you wear them!

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  2. That was one crazy Expo! Surf City was my first sparkletech and it's my go to training skirt for my weekday runs. It has held up to 2x a week use including being thrown in the washing machine for over a year now. I am so spoiled by sparkleskirts, I just refuse to run in anything else. Cute, flattering and functional (those pockets are awesome!).

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    1. April, agree...the pockets are the best. I love the Surf City print and am just finishing up my shirt to wear with it this week!

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  3. I have yet to find a running skirt that doesn't look ridiculous on me! I always feel like l should try one because I think I may actually like running in a skirt, but am always too hesitant to spend the $ to try it!

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    1. I think you would like them Danielle. When I wore my solid blue one with Goofy shirt at a local race, numerous women asked where I purchased it. They are fun and functional!

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  4. Set up of merchandise at expos can be a huge job. It's amazing how much goes into something that looks like it would be so simple.

    I love Sparkle Skirts, and I am trying to convince myself to get one (or three), but I'm not sure if I'm ready to expose my legs to the world. More importantly, I'm not sure if the world is ready for my legs to be exposed. ;)

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    1. Jennifer, Don't be self conscious at a Disney race....with all the crazy costumes, a Sparkle Skirt seems tame in comparison. Try one, you will love them!

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