Get Ready, Get Set, Get Running as 13th Annual TheFitExpo

Laces Up for Three New Events
Debuting on Sunday, January 24
TheFitExpo 5K Run, Reps N Run and Kid’s Fun Run

– Lace up those sneakers and run/walk with three exciting new events at the West Coast’s largest health and fitness event, TheFitExpo Los Angeles, Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Halls G, H, J and K.

Sponsored by Optimum Nutrition, all three inaugural events, TheFitExpo 5k, Reps n Run and the Kids Fun Run, will take place on Sunday, January 24 from 8:30 to 10:00am. Expo participants of all ages will have the opportunity to see the sights of downtown Los Angeles up close as they run, jog, skip or walk in any of these events prior to the start of TheFitExpo’s final day. Early registration is encouraged at www.thefitexpo.com .

“With a record breaking year last year, we are thrilled to be adding another element of fitness to the Expo that allows attendees to get outside and enjoy downtown Los Angeles before coming into the Expo Hall,” says Erin Ferries, Executive Director of National Fitness Productions. “Of course we did it our way by adding a twist — strength and endurance — to the mix.”

TheFitExpo 5k is a 3.1 mile walk/run and will start at the Los Angeles Convention Center and head down Figueroa towards the USC campus and back. For an additional challenge, Reps ‘n’ Run will test your overall fitness by measuring both strength and endurance by having challenge seekers run the 5k, then compete in three exercise (pull-ups, air squats and push ups) for maximum reps. Children under 12 can get in on the action too, by running in the Kid’s Fun Run, a ½ mile challenge starting at 9:30am. Included with registration for any of these events is a finisher T-shirt and medal along with a complimentary TheFitExpo weekend pass, a value of $45.

Want to participate in the event with friends or colleagues? TheFitExpo offers club or team perks including:
• With every 10 entries, a club or team will receive one free race entry.
• The first five clubs or teams with 20 or more runners registered will get a spot at the finish line to set up their club or team tent.

Participants are encouraged to attend the Expo following their run/walk event. A special “Elite Runner Panel” will take place on the Competition Stage, Sunday, at 11:00 AM. Olympians Shevon Stoddard, Alysia Montano, and Nick Symmonds will answer your questions, share their stories and give advice on training. The moderator of this panel will be Steven Benedict.

TheFitExpo attendees will find over 100 fitness and sports celebrities as well as 21 amateur, professional and attendee competitions and 700 exhibits offering the latest in fitness, diet, nutrition, strength and wellness products, services and tons of the free samples a selected booths! During both days of the Expo, many leading fitness professionals will be presenting educational seminars and demonstrations on subjects such as proper nutrition and dieting and exercise philosophies.

TheFitExpo offers something for everyBODY! Along with run/walk events, several fan favorites set to return to TheFitExpo include: The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Nationals (Jiu Jitsu Tournament), IRON MAN Naturally Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure & Bikini Championships, MHP presents Odd Haugen Strength Classic Decathlon (includes All American Strongman Challenge, Visegrip Viking Challenge and Absolute, “Open”, American MAS Wrestling Championship), Iron Rebel presents USPA American Cup Powerlifting and Bodybuilding.com’s Spokesmodel Search. Plus attendees get the chance to win prize money and bragging rights as TheFitExpo’s Best and GAT’s MAXREPS 4 CASH, return, offering a total of $4,000 in cash prizes.

Adult admission tickets are $30 per day or $45 for the full weekend. Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children under 6 are free. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Plenty of parking is available. The Los Angeles Convention Center is located at 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Halls G, H, J and K. For full information on TheFitExpo call (818) 545-0290 or visit www.thefitexpo.com.

Event is produced by National Fitness Productions. Title sponsor is Bodybuilding.com, Presenting sponsor for Bodybuilding.com TheFitExpo Los Angeles is Subway Restaurants, with Quest Nutrition and Optimum Nutrition as Major Sponsors. Supporting Sponsors include NUTRISHOP, EAS Sports Nutrition, My Protein, GAT, Aesthetic Revolution, BSN, Body Fortress, Ralphs, La Croix, Live Fit, GNC, MHP, MYO Buddy Products, NASM, AFXX, Pound Knockout Workout, R.I.P.P.E.D, and Crunch Live. Media Sponsors include Women’s Health and Men’s Health.