Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Sea Wheeze Race Shorts?

This was posted by lulu on Instagram. It's looking like these are the shorts that women are getting as part of the race entry fee. I think the Cool Racerback might also be a Sea Wheeze-only item. The colors match the Sea Wheeze logo:

Too bad we didn't get a Cool Racerback instead of shorts. I would have much preferred that. The rumor was that the shorts are supposed to sent out in February so we might be getting them in the near future. (Thanks to Krystle and Nicole for the heads up.)

Update: [This has since changed so see Update #3] This was posted as a comment to the photo:

"You're looking at a special sneak peek at some product that will be available for purchase in our Vancouver stores during race week. Make sure you stay tuned for details on the race package gear!"

So maybe this isn't our race item. The Sea Wheeze FAQ said special items would only be available at the race and not in stores, from the Sea Wheeze FAQ page:

what is the gift with entry? I am a different size for lululemon shorts, pants and tops and want to ensure I enter the correct size while registering?
Participants will be receiving a pair of exclusive SeaWheeze running shorts.

will there be exclusive SeaWheeze merchandise sold at the event?
Yes! An exclusive line of technical lululemon athletica gear perfect for all your sweaty pursuits will be sold at the SeaWheeze event. Stay tuned for more details.

can I buy SeaWheeze merchandise at stores?
No. SeaWheeze merchandise will only be sold at the event to runners and enthusiastic groupies on Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th.

Update #2 - Men's clothing item has been changed from a shirt to shorts.

Update #3: Recently posted on the lulu Facebook page:

Lululemon Athletica Hey Guys!
I just wanted to give you a quick update, the product pictured above won't be sold in our stores but will be available at the SeaWheeze expo. The expo is open to everyone, so runners and their cheer squads can come on down and pick up some SeaWheeze gear!

Update #4: Posted on the Sea Wheeze Facebook page in response to a question about a finisher medal: 

Lululemon Athletica Hi Justine,
Great question! At the end of the race there will be a commemorative finishing piece an you’re gonna love it. We can't wait to see you there!
~ Siya

Hmm, experienced racers, what else could a "commemorative finishing piece" mean? A Pin? 

Update #5 Lulu has changed the wording on the headphone restriction and it has been changed to you are encouraged to run without them, not that they are prohibited.

can I wear headphones/iPod during the run?
To ensure everyone’s safety and maximum enjoyment of Vancouver’s setting and the course route, we encourage you to run sans headphones. We promise you won’t want to miss anything that’s happening, anyways…keep those ears open!


Anonymous said...

Wow I love the shorts!! love the colors!

Christine Delaney said...

I have to say for 128 CAD I am happy we are getting 54 dollar shorts not a 42 dollar tank. I will end up buying the tank day of, I bet!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Lucky! Love the quirky color combination, I'll have to try and reproduce something similar...

Anonymous said...

Love love love those shorts! May need a Canadian angel to get me those!!

Anonymous said...

I am DYING of jealously! Those 2 pieces are AWESOME!!! Just wish I had an auntie the lived in Vancouver.... :(

Anonymous said...

How can they keep changing the rules??!!! They really need to get their act together! It clearly shows how novice they are at planning an event.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:20pm.
It's their first event... Give them a freakin' break. It's not like huge rules are changing. I think what they are doing is listening to their fans and making small changes accordingly. Isn't that what lulu fans are constantly harping on lulu to do?!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they haven't elaborated on the commemorative finishing piece because they haven't decided what it might be yet? Personally I'm hoping for something more fun or usable than a medal...

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping the commemorative piece is a running charm for a necklace, similar to the awards at the end of Nike races in San Francisco. Seen some pretty cool stuff over the years instead of medals. Can't wait for this race, love lululemon!

Anonymous said...

Most half and full marathons hand out finishers tech shirts for those who complete. They very well could be doing this instead of the medal.

Anonymous said...

Most half and full marathons hand out finishers shirts to those who complete. They very well could be doing this in place of a medal.