To Do: Philly Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

Stop by the Convention Center for health tips, running gear and cool seminars.

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The Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon are just days away, but before you head to the November 20th race, check out the the Health and Fitness Expo on the 18th and 19th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Over 80 vendors will be on site to dole out fitness tips and showcase their latest running products, from apparel to accessories, including official 2011 Philly Marathon merchandise.

If your duds are up to date, drop in to one of the free seminars. Representatives from local running clubs—Bryn Mawr, Pike Creek and the South Jersey Athletic Club—will offer tips on becoming a lifelong runner, how to train for your next marathon and how to get involved with local running groups. On Saturday at 11 a.m., doctors from the Rothman Institute will discuss the latest and most contested trend in the sport: barefoot running. Come see if you really need those Vibrams. Or stick around to pose your burning questions to the Runner’s World Challenge Panel at 2 p.m.

Free, November 18, noon to 9 p.m., November 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th Street & Arch Street, 215-580-7800.