We run Levi's Stadium!
I did packet pickup the day before after work. I was a little annoyed that I had to pick up the bib & shirt in different parts of the stadium, oh well. I loved our personalized bibs with our last name though! We arrived to the stadium with about 30 minutes before the 4.9K began. We took the liberty of walking around the stadium a bit & took photos at the photobooth before heading to the starting line :)
Bib for the morning
Red & gold nails: check!
Obligatory photo, no?
I have pretty good aim for this selfie :P
*click for larger view*
The 4.9K had waves that went every 5 minutes so it wasn't a long wait before we were off. The course took us through the parking lot, then looped to the back to the practice facilities, through the team's parking lot, then back up the stairs to run through the stadium before heading out & finishing on the football field itself! I thought the race was neat in that it took you through the whole stadium. However, I didn't like being herded like cattle through the whole thing. You had stadium staff telling you not to stop & take photos & to "move it along" constantly. Dude, if I see my quarterback's dope Jaguar car in the lot, I want a photo with it!
Part of the practice field
Even at the finish line on the field, the staff was trying to hurry us off the field. We were only allowed to be on the sidelines & not the actual playing field. We runners want proper finish line photos here!
With our medals
Kaepernicking at the field goal post
After being herded off the field, we followed the signs for the tailgate party for the run. That just consisted of getting a semi-stale bagel & watered down gatorade. It was actually a pathetic tailgate to be honest.
We walked around the store to see if we wanted to use our 10% off. Nothing we wanted since it was too expensive mostly. We left shortly after since there was nothing to do.
Used Kaepernick helmet
Bye Levi's Stadium
Overall, I liked the course & everything. However, I was mostly turned off by the staff being so unfriendly & not allowing us to have photo opportunities along the course. I felt like I paid to be rushed into finishing & not have as much fun. I doubt I'll do this again unless they change their attitudes for next year. At least it was a productive start to my Saturday! I also think it helped the 49ers beat the Saints the next day in overtime ;)