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Last Minute Tips for the San Diego Health & Fitness Expo

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The San Diego Health & Fitness Expo will take place May 30 and 31 at the San Diego Convention Center. The two day event will be packed with over 80 exhibitors and demonstrations designed to enhance your healthy life. The expo is put on in conjunction with the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon, which kicks off at 6:15 AM on Sunday, June 1. Expect downtown San Diego delays as over 30,000 pairs of jogging shoe clad feet swarm the streets along with road closures which will surely impact driving conditions on race day. For a complete list of road and freeway closures visit the race website at runrocknroll.competitor.com. A surefire way to beat the traffic is to make reservations at one of the city’s cheap San Diego convention center hotels.

Once visitors make it into the Expo inside the San Diego Convention Center, they’ll be treated to a vast array of health-inspired fun. Products on display will include the very latest in running shoes, athletic apparel, health and nutrition products and much more.

Speakers and Demonstrations

Every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday, starting at 12:30 PM on Friday, and 10 AM Saturday, expo attendees will be able to meet and hear from some of America’s running champions, including past winners of the Boston Marathon and staff from Competitor Magazine. World class marathoners will explain ways to find a balance with family life and the grueling training the marathoners undergo.

Before and After the Expo

With the convention center’s location in San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter – consisting of 16 blocks of restored historical buildings housing restaurants, shops, and nightspots – you might consider extending your vacation in San Diego to include some of the nearby sights, attractions and nightlife. There are plenty of cheap hotels in downtown San Diego offering extended stay discounts
Just need to relax? On the bayside of the convention center, you’ll find the Embarcadero Marina Park South complete with bike and hiking paths, exercise stations, picnic tables, gazebos, concessions stand and a fishing pier.

Hours, Tickets, Parking

Doors to the fit expo open at 11 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, with early entry available to “TourPass” purchasers, otherwise admission to the expo is free.

Parking at the convention center is $15; however, alternative parking locations are available throughout downtown San Diego in nearby parking garages for a similar fee.

As traffic to and around the convention center is expected to be congested both days during the expo, San Diego public transportation can make your day less stressful. The San Diego Trolley has two stops on the Green Line located directly in front of the convention center. There are also plenty of taxi cabs and pedicabs available downtown to help you navigate San Diego streets.


There’s no need for transportation if you booked a room at Marina Inn, located less than two miles from the San Diego Convention Center. Our cheap San Diego marathon hotel is the perfect race day getaway, located walking distance to everything in Downtown San Diego and we offer all hotel guests a free buffet breakfast every morning.

To book a room before we sell out, call a reservations specialist at 1-800-571-2933 and be sure to ask about our available discounts.

Advance Booking

14 Days - 12% Off

7 Days - 10% Off

3 Days - 8% Off

Zoo & Seaworld Discount

15% OFF

With any purchase of
Zoo or Seaworld tickets

Weekday Discount

10% OFF

Stay any day
Sunday - Thursday

Other Discounts

10% OFF

AAA, Military, AARP
Other Package

Marina Inn San Diego Pet Friendly Hotel Marina Inn San Diego Hotel Accepts AAA Members

Call: 1-800-571-2933
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