Is the VIP Experience at the Rock N Roll Marathon Worth It?
Last weekend, I had the honor of doing something that only happens twice a year. I ran a half marathon right inside my borough! The Rock N Roll Half Marathon was an experience! I’ll be detailing the race a little later on, but I just wanted to share my VIP experience with you guys. As a Rock n Blogger, I get the awesome perk of getting VIP access to one race and of course I chose my hometown to use it!
I arrived early to get the most of my experience and it was really easy to find. I had gotten a special blue wristband at the expo which I had to show security. The morning VIP station was being held in the famous Brooklyn Library (where I have been a ton of times!).
Here are five reasons why I LOVED the Rock N Roll VIP Experience:
Breakfast: There is an actual FULL breakfast. I know not many people are worried about breakfast in the morning but I AM. There was a full spread of bagels and fruit for breakfast. I was in charge of the RockNRoll Snapchat doing a takeover so I didn’t get a chance to partake but man did everything look yummy. There was coffee, tea and orange juice as well. To be honest, one certain race days I often leave the house without breakfast so I was happy to see what was available to me!
Seclusion: Going into the super warm library with other runners was just great. It wasn’t COLD but it wasn’t warm either. When you get to a race site you have to spend a lot of time outside with a lot of strangers. Something about the environment of the library was super warm and friendly.
Private Bathrooms: YES. We all need to potty before races right? It is literally the most dreaded part of ANY race for me. It is a necessary evil. The VIP experience allowed us to use normal bathrooms. No sickening smells and running water to clean your hands with. Heaven.Is the #VIPexperience at the @RunRockNRoll races worth it? #rocknblog #rnrbrooklyn
Post Race Activities: When I finished the race I was super exhausted–thankfully I had a beautiful closed off area to jump into! There was again, another spread full of food and really nice round tables with seats. There was free massages, private port o potties and a changing area which I was really happy for because I brought clothes with me to change into afterwards for post race brunch.
Private bag check: Speaking of changing, the VIP participants had a special UPS truck to drop their baggage and the bags were waiting for us when we got to the VIP tent afterwards!
Even though I didn’t get a chance to partake in the massage or the food, I had such a great time in VIP I highly recommend it for any future Rock N Roll Race, totally worth the extra coins!