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Packet Pickup/Health & Fitness Expo

To kick off the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, the Health & Fitness Expo takes over downtown Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for two days during race weekend. With vendors showcasing the newest running apparel, shoes and accessories, distributing product samples, and offering tips on health and fitness, the Expo is a valuable event for all runners, whether seasoned and serious or just starting out.

All race participants are required to stop by the Expo to pick up their race packets, which include a bib, timing tag, t-shirt and bag.

The Expo, which is free and open to the public, also offers much more than the basics. This is the place to purchase official Philadelphia Marathon Weekend merchandise (while supplies last), and check out innovative products and ideas in the worlds of running, fitness and nutrition. Be sure to check out our informative seminars and ask any last-minute questions you have about the course and other Race Weekend activities.

From out of town? The Expo is also the place to get more information about Philadelphia attractions, restaurants and activities. We hope your visit includes a solid race and an exploration of one of America's most vibrant and visitor-friendly cities.

There are several parking garages within a four-block radius of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is also easily accessible to numerous SEPTA bus and train stops. Call (215) 580-7800 for information about routes and schedules.

Packet Pickup/Expo Schedule

12 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets, Hall F

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets, Hall F

Health & Fitness Expo Seminar Series

While at the expo, be sure to drop by and sit in on the Seminar Series, with scheduled speakers including Meb Keflezighi, Des Linden, Bart Yasso, Bill Rodgers, Mark Sullivan, Fitz Koehler, Ross Martinson, Dr. Meghan Bishop, Mitchell Greene, Dr. Ira D. Meyers, Carrie Hayes and Blythe Huestis.

News flash! Get personal & upfront with Meb Keflezighi and Des Linden at the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Expo on Friday, November 22 (4:00 to 4:45 p.m.) and Saturday, November 23 (11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) during the Seminar Series.

You can also meet Bart Yasso at the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Expo as he and Bill Rodgers discuss marathon running through the years on Friday, November 22 (3:00 to 3:45 p.m.) and Saturday, November 23 (3:00 to 3:45 p.m.) during the Seminar Series.

Exhibit at the Expo

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon is one of the largest athletic events in the city, and we invite your business to be a part of the excitement at the annual Health & Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia.

More than 30,000 runners are expected to attend the Expo where they'll pick up their bags, bibs and shirts. Between the runners and ample Center City foot traffic, we anticipate more than 60,000 people will visit the Expo this year.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Health & Fitness Expo, inserting promotional items into our runners' bags, or becoming a vendor, please complete the form below.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities, complete the form below.