The Best Free Event In The Running Year
Whether you are running in the race or not the exhibition is an opportunity that’s too good to miss for anyone interested in running and fitness. The 2014 Virgin London Marathon Exhibition will be the biggest ever, the demand from exhibitors to present their latest products and services has been unprecedented. All the major athletic brands are present as will be a multitude of other exhibitors showing and selling everything from socks to global navigation devices to the latest niche products and everything between. The show has more manufacturers, more international races, more charities, more running publications, more medical companies and the best selection of retailers you will ever see under one roof. There is plenty to engage beginner and the serious distance runner alike.
When To Come
Held every year at ExCeL in London's Docklands throughout the registration process, the biggest and best venue in the country, the show attracts 70,000 visitors over its 4 open days. With 15000 visitors on the week days and 25000 on Saturday you may want to consider visiting in the week to avoid the rush on Saturday. The opening hours are listed here. If you come on Saturday our advice is the earlier the better, 9am to 11am is the quietest time. If you have no choice and have to arrive after 11am on Saturday please be patient and you will still have a great time.
Virgin Money Lounge 2014
Enjoy relaxing in the cafe lounge at the show, visit the concierge desk for race day help, take advantage on the many photo opportunities, meet elite athletes and celebrities. While you eat, relax enjoy the entertainment on the Virgin Money stage. You can pick up last minute tips from expert speakers, enjoy celebrity interviews, win Prizes plus much more still to be announced. The lounge cafe will serve Teas and Coffes, a range of soft drinks, a full range of sandwiches and pastries. There is also a tasty Noodle bar .
On Stage At The Virgin Money Lounge
Meet The Elite
Interviews with the very best marathon runners in the world, including:
Haile Gebrselassie - The greatest distance runner of all time
Stephen Kiprotich - Olympic and World marathon champion
David Weir - Paralympic superstar and six-time winner in London
Shelly Woods - Paralympic silver medallist
Wilson Kipsang - World Record Holder
Priscah Jeptoo - London Marathon champion
Geoffery Mutai - Marathon champion in Boston and New York
Chris Thompson - European 10,000 metres silver medallist
Douglas Wakiihuri - Marathon legend and 1989 London champion
Interviews with the great and good joining you on the start line, including: