What Not to Miss at the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon Expo


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Heading to the Expo this weekend to pick up your race gear? If you can, time your visit with one (or more!) of the events below. The Expo opens today from noon to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Here, our picks for the don’t-miss events—plus the full list of exhibitors—at this year’s Philadelphia Marathon Expo.

How to Empower Your Children Through Running
Speakers: Heather McDanel and Karen Campbell, Students Run Philly Style
When: Friday, November 21st from 2-2:45 p.m.

Need some running inspiration? Philly-based Students Run Philly Style leaders, Heather McDanel and Karen Campbell, will tell you how this great mentoring/running organization came to be and grow, why they’re passionate about what they do, and what you can do to inspire future generations of runners to lace up their shoes.

Avoiding Injuries for a Lifetime of Running
Speaker: Bill Rodgers, former Olympic distance runner and four-time winner of the Boston Marathon
When: Friday, November 21st from 5-5:45 p.m. and Saturday, November 22nd from 12-12:45 p.m.

Learn about injury prevention from one of the greats, including what you can do now to keep hoofing it for years to come.

2014 Marathon Course Overview
Speaker: Mark Sullivan, training coach at iRun, iCoach
When: Friday, November 21st from 6-6:45 p.m. and Saturday, November 22nd from 1-1:45 p.m.

If you’re new to the race, you’ll want to tune in for this one. Sullivan will give you tips and advice for what to expect at each segment.

Applying Running Secrets From Elite Race Competitors
Speaker: Ross Martinson, co-owner of Philadelphia Runner and coach for Team Philly Race Training
When: Friday, November 21st from 3-3:45 p.m. and Saturday, November 22nd from 11-11:45 a.m.

Who couldn’t use a few running secrets? If you’re looking to PR, head to this seminar, as this local running guru spills his secrets for running your best race ever.

Wondering what vendors will be on hand at this year’s Expo? Here’s the full list of exhibitors:

AURIA
5-Hour Energy
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
American Laser Skincare
Another Mother Runner
Atlantic City Marathon
Atlas Chiropractic
BeeCause Charms
Bermuda Marathon /Half Marathon
Beyond Body Pads
Bill Rogers
BPI Sports
Broad Street Run
Bryn Mawr Running Co.
Bud Buttons
Cabot Creamery
CGI Racing
Chakara Fitwear
Charleston Marathon
Clif Bar
Clif PaceTeam
Corrigan Sports
CW-X
Dicks Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Enovative Technologies
Eureka! Organic Bread
Fitletic
Five Star Home Foods, Inc
FlipBelt
Fond Memories Graphics
GEICO
Good Shepherd Penn Partners
GORE-TEX
GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon
GU
GUNA, Inc
Haddonfield Running
HATCH / Plastics Make It Possible
Hawiian Moon
HB Tune – Hand Bands
Hippie Runner
Inspyr Sock Co.
Janji
Jenkintown Running
Kind Runner
LaraBar / Food Should Taste Good
Leukemia& Lymphoma Society Team In Training
Life Time Fitness
Love Beets
Mamma Chia
Marathon Tours & Travel
Massage Envy Spa
Mercy Fitzgerald &Suburban Hospitals
Ministry of Supply
MORE Foundation Group
Morey’s Piers Wild Half Weekend
National Running Center
NRG Home
NIRVANA
North Wales Runing Company
Organization for Autism Research
Ottawa Marathon
PA Army National Guard
Philadelphia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Philadelphia Runner
Polar Electro
Power Home Remodling Group
Quebec City Marathon
Ragnar Events
RAM Racing / Hot Chocolate 15K / 5K
Real Time Pain Relief
Red Fox Wireless
Rittenhouse Sports
Rock Tape/ Health Source
Rothman Institute
Runner’s World
RUseeN Reflective Apparel
Snuggbuds Headsets
Spark People
Sparkly Soul
Spibelt
Sport Hooks, LLC
Students Run Philly Style
SurSport
Sweatwear Plus
Sweaty Bands
Tenex Health
The BFF
The Roo Spor
The Stick.Com – Amazing Self Massage
TIMEX
Tom-Tom
Training Amigo
Ultrafit Activewear USA
USA-Sport Eyewear
USATF-Mid Atlantic
V1KTOR Athletics LLC
Vitamix
Won Institute Accupuncture Clinics
Yurbuds Sport Earphones