Expo kicks off marathon events

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Runners packed the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center Thursday to pick up their race number, timing device, T-shirt and swag bag for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

The health and fitness expo sets the pace for the marathon weekend.

For two days, more than 100 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and more.

"Even if you're not running in the race, there is a lot of stuff going on at the International Trade and Convention Center. Even members of the WTOC team are there with lots of useful information," said Tracy Slewellen, runner.

All racers must attend the health and fitness expo to pick up their gear they need for the marathon. The expo will also take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

WTOC will have live coverage of Saturday's race. On WTOC.com, it starts at 6:30 a.m. with a livestream. From 7 to 8 a.m. watch WTOC-TV for special coverage.

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