Mar 14 2015

USA: Health & Fitness Expo

Participant Info

During race weekend over 70 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store. All runners  must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt.

  • Dates: March 12-13, 2015
  • Location: DC Armory [map]
  • Expo Hours:  Thursday, March 12, 12:00pm – 7:00pm & Friday, March 13, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Free Admission: Open to the public
  • Directions: Take the Metro to the Stadium/Armory station (Blue/Orange Line) or Free Parking will be available Lot 3 and Lot 8. For directions, please read below.
  • Visit the Expo on Thursday! We highly recommend visiting the Expo on Thursday to pick up your race packet.  The Expo will be extremely crowded on Friday when most out of town runners arrive.  Avoid long lines and get first pick shopping at the souvenir store and vendor booths!
  • Plan Ahead – The DC Armory is a highly secured building and all participants entering the Expo will be wanded and bags checked before being admitted. Plan to arrive early to accommodate for the extra delay.

2014 Exhibitor List & Floorplan

Help Your Friends at the Expo – Guidelines

Outside of normal Rock ‘n’ Roll packet pick-up policies you will be allowed to pick up your friend’s packet at the Expo under these guidelines:

  • You may pick up your packet and one friend’s for no extra cost. If you pick up additional packets you will be charged $20 per packet.  You can pick up a maximum of four packets, including your own.
  • You must have a copy of the photo ID and the original signed confirmation sheet from each person whose packet you are getting. Confirmation sheets will be available late February for download.
  • Once you get to the Expo, please bring these items directly to the Solutions table to receive your packets and pay for service (if applicable).

 

Exhibitor Info

Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & 1/2 Marathon features a the two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, where all participants must  pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please visit our Exhibitor Information page.

Parking at the Expo

From the Downtown DC:

  • -Follow Independence Ave toward RFK Stadium
  • -Turn right into RFK Lot 8

From the North:

  • -Take 95S, merge w/ 495 to DC/College Park
  • -Exit 22B/Baltimore-Washington Pkwy South
  • -Follow pkwy in direction of 295S
  • -Stay to left as road splits, to Route 50E/295S

Option A:

  • Exit right on E. Capitol St
  • Cross the Whitney Young Bridge
  • Merge right on C St NE
  • Turn left on 17th St  NE
  • Turn left on Independence Ave SE
  • Turn right into RFK Lot 8

Option B:

  • -Exit Pennsylvania Ave E
  • -Immediately get in left lane for 295N
  • -Make U-Turn on Pennsylvania Ave
  • -Cross the Pennsylvania Ave/Sousa Bridge
  • -Right at Barney Circle SE
  • -Continue straight to RFK Lot 8 access road on left

Option C:

  • -Exit Pennsylvania Ave E
  • -Immediately get in left lane for 295N
  • -Make U-Turn on Pennsylvania Ave
  • -Cross the Pennsylvania Ave/Sousa Bridge
  • -Turn right on Potomac Ave SE
  • -Turn left on 19th St SE
  • -Turn right on Independence Ave SE
  • -Turn right into RFK Lot 8

From the South:

  • -Take 95N to 395N
  • -Continue on 395N across 14th St Bridge toward DC
  • -Continue to 695/295 N (new 11th St Bridge)
  • -Follow 295/Anacostia Frwy North
  • -Exit Pennsylvania Ave West
  • -Cross the Pennsylvania Ave/Sousa Bridge

Option A:

  • -Right at Barney Circle SE
  • -Continue straight to RFK Lot 8 access road on left

Option B:

  • -Turn right on Potomac Ave SE
  • -Turn left on 19th St SE
  • -Turn right on Independence Ave SE
  • -Turn right into RFK Lot 8

From the East:

  • -Follow E. Capitol St toward RFK Stadium
  • -Cross the Whitney Young Bridge
  • -Merge right on C St NE
  • -Turn left on 17th St NE
  • -Turn left on Independence Ave SE
  • -Turn right into RFK Lot 8

From the West:

  • -Take 66 E toward DC
  • -Exit 75 for VA 110
  • -Exit 395 N to 14th St Bridge
  • -Continue to 695/295 N (new 11th St Bridge)
  • -Follow 295/Anacostia Frwy North
  • -Exit Pennsylvania Ave West
  • -Cross the Pennsylvania Ave/Sousa Bridge

Option A:

  • -Right at Barney Circle SE
  • -Continue straight to RFK Lot 8 access road on left

Option B:

  • -Turn right on Potomac Ave SE
  • -Turn left on 19th St SE
  • -Turn right on Independence Ave SE
  • -Turn right into RFK Lot 8