I picked up my packet at Johnston's Clothiers (the sponsor of this Half Marathon) which again was a first considering this was a retailer that sold men's suits. I've never picked up a race packet next to the tie section.
From there I went back downtown to check out the Old Town Marketplace and grab some lunch. It was a nice day in Wichita so that made for a nice walking tour. An observation I've made now two days in a row is how quiet downtown Wichita is. I was around the Old Town area (a popular neighborhood) from 12 - 4 and didn't see the midday crowds I expected. I thought that a bit interesting.
I also happened to bump into a museum during my walk. I decided to check it out. There I saw dinosaurs, mummies, a hall of Presidents, and some Wizard of Oz memorabilia. You really can't come to Kansas without seeing something Wizard of Oz.
At that point it was time to return to the hotel to relax. Race starts at 8 am. I'm grabbing the shuttle from the hotel early to snap some pics.
More to come tomorrow.
|A little bit of Wichita history|
|I really like this wall|
|Time for some more history|
|The museum named this T Rex "Ivan"|
|Abraham Lincoln's cane|
|You can't come to Kansas and not get some Wizard of Oz time in|