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'New Balance Fashion-Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-Up' being held

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The "New Balance Fashion-Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-Up" for the inaugural Publix Savannah Women's Half Marathon and 5K is now underway.

At the expo you can pick up your packet and kick off your girls weekend.

Women are enjoying everything from wine tasting's, free massages and getting to shop from various local vendors. The Fashion-Fitness Expo includes vendors focused on health and nutrition, sports apparel and technology, furniture and fine dining. 

Organizers said this is unique because it's a boutique event, where it is smaller and more intimate.
 
"It is really exciting to have an all women's race. I think it is going to be really exciting," Natalia Quintero said. 

" It gives people a reason to visit Savannah. They come and run a race Saturday morning and have a girls weekend come shop and eat. It is happening... they have come early," said Director of Savannah Sports Council Ben Wilder.

With the Savannah Music Festival and tour of homes happening this weekend, Visit Savannah said this was the perfect weekend to hold an event that features the city.

"The female in the household is the person that drives the travel buying decision. We are hopeful they will fall in love with the city while they are here. The magnolias are out. If they fall in love with the city this time they are likely to come back in the future," Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli said.

The expo runs until 9 p.m. If you plan on coming out make sure you enter on the Harris street side of the DeSoto.

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