THE Bonitas Comrades Expo 2013 will mark the official start of the Comrades Marathon weekend and is one of South Africa’s most advanced and popular sports related exhibitions.
The Expo, which takes place in Durban at the Durban Exhibition Centre, kicks-off on Thursday May 30 at 9am, and it will run until Saturday, June 1, 5pm.
The expo is expected to draw more than 50 000 sports and fitness enthusiasts.
The Expo will be officially opened by Dr Bobby Ramasia, Bonitas Medical Fund Principal Officer. The Bonitas Comrades Expo is the official registration point for the Comrades Marathon and therefore an integral part of this historic race.
The Expo offers Comrades participants an opportunity to pick up race information,
race bags and finalise registration ahead of the marathon which starts at 5.30am in front of the City Hall in Durban on Sunday, June 2.
Whether you are running in the race or not, the Expo is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for anyone interested in running and fitness. The Expo is more than a traditional running expo and is not only aimed at the ambitious ultra-runner.
It is for sports and fitness enthusiasts of all ages, who want to view the latest trends,
try out new technologies and learn about health and nutrition.
The Bonitas Comrades Expo 2013 will be the biggest ever and the demand from exhibitors to present their latest products and services has been unprecedented. All major sporting, health and wellness brands will be exhibiting.
The Expo will have plenty to engage the novice and the serious distance runner, including visitors who are keen to shop for the top sports brands under one roof.
Visitors can also find out more about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle by stopping in at the Bonitas Medical Fund’s stand for free glucose testing, cholesterol screening and blood pressure monitoring.
“As the health fund of choice for over 650 000 lives, we are committed to investing in the health and well-being of all South Africans,” said Dr Ramasia on the sponsorship of the Expo and the race.
“This includes supporting events that encourage South Africans to be healthy and active as well as sponsoring the Bonitas Athletics Club, which has produced world class athletes as well as role models who continue to be health ambassadors long after the race is over,” he said
The public is invited to the Expo and admission is free.