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 2013 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 London Marathon Pasta Party 2013
As any wise marathon runner knows, getting the right food into your system is as important as a thorough training programme. Stocking up on carbohydrates prior to the big race is absolutely key if you are to perform to your very best. To help you have the energy to race for the line, or to cheer on your friends and family, don't forget to visit the Pasta Party. While you eat, enjoy the entertainment on the Virgin stage. You can pick up last minute tips from expert speakers, enjoy celebrity interviews plus much more to be announced.
On Stage At The Virgin London Marathon Pasta Party
While you enjoy your pasta meal deal at the Virgin London Marathon Expo, you can pick up great tips from the experts, watch the adidas dancers strut their stuff in the latest sportswear and meet some of the celebrities running the race.
Meet The Elite
Interviews with the very best marathon runners in the world, including:
PATRICK MAKAU - men's World Record Holder with 2:03:38
DAVID WEIR - Paralympic superstar and six-time winner in London
WILSON KIPSANG - defending London champion
GEOFFREY MUTAI - marathon champion in Boston and New York
SHELLY WOODS - two-time London winner and Paralympic silver medallist
Interviews with the great and good joining you on the start line, including: