Summer in the Pacific Northwest gives us a chance to set up a shop at a few key events. We'll be at two events this summer: Runners: visit us at the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon Health & Fitness Expo in June; Cyclists: visit us at the Finish Line Festival of the Seattle to Portland (STP) ride in July.
Please stop by and say hello. We love catching up with our fans, seeing our apparel being put through the paces and meeting new runners and cyclists.
Plus, we'll debut new product at these key events and even have free swag!
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon 1/2 Marathon features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, where all participants pick up their race packets. FREE and open to the public, this expo features over 80 exhibitors showcasing the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. This expo is held just south of downtown Seattle in the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Even if you aren't running the Rock n Roll Marathon this year, it's a cool event if you like running and fitness gear.
Kaidel's Expo Tips:
1) Either take public transit or look for cheaper parking near the stadiums
2) Try to come before Friday after work. That's the busiest time.
3) Bring some older shoes (running or otherwise) to donate. Give Your Sole, a national charity, works with with local shoe outreach organization Redeeming Soles to collect shoes at the Expo to then distribute to local homeless.
4) Swing by Kaidel's booth #130 ; ) Show Floor map of exhibitors
Dates: Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, 2015
Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center [map]
Expo Hours: Thursday, June 11, 12pm-7pm & Friday, June 12, 10am-7pm
Free Admission: Open to the public
Parking: Please note that parking at the CenturyLink Field Event Center is $15-20 and will apply for the Expo on Thursday and Friday. There are alternate lots and parking meters available in downtown Seattle
Directions: For directions, please visit the CenturyLink Field Event Center web site.
The Group Health STP presented by Alaska Airlines is one of the touchstone group rides for cyclists in the Pacific Northwest. This 200+ mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days.
The ride ends with a great Finish Line Festival held at Holladay Park in northeast Portland, near Lloyd Center. This year's festival will feature music, New Belgium beer garden, exhibitor and sponsor booths, massage tent, showers and first aid.
The festival is FREE and open to the public. It's a real party as proud riders celebrate with family, friends and local cycling enthusiasts. Kaidel will have our pop-up store at the event featuring our Pacific Northwest-inspired cycling jerseys and t-shirts.
Finish Line Hours
Saturday, July 11 from 3 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
We look forward to seeing everyone this summer at these events and out on the roads and trails. Just last night a cyclist road by me wearing one of our Seattle Space Needle bike jerseys. My dog didn't notice but I sure did. I love seeing our gear being put to good use!