Prior to the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne the Running.EXPO will take place on September 29 and 30. This renowned sports trade fair with approximately 30,000 visitors will return to LANXESS arena into downtown Cologne in 2017.
„We are happy that we again may move to this European top event location by a fluke. Thus, the expo will be based where the runners will be: in downtown Cologne“, explains Markus Frisch, chief executive officer of the Köln Marathon Veranstaltungs- und Werbe GmbH. „Due to our experiences from 2014 we are able to further optimise the expo concept in order to create a relaxed shopping adventure for both runners and exhibitors.“
Approximately 100 companies will offer their portfolios from the fields of running, beauty, nutrition, sports medicine, active tourism and active lifestyle on more than 5,000 square metres indoor and outdoor of the arena.
At the same time the approximately 25,000 participants of the Cologne Marathon will pick-up their race kits there.
“Not only concerts of international superstars and high-class sport events, but also stakeholders’ meetings, company incentives and expo events regularly take place in LANXESS arena. Hence we are glad to house this year’s Running.EXPO again. The RheinEnergieMarathon Colgone and LANXESS arena are two figureheads of the city of Cologne. It is great that we will act together in 2017.”, says Stefan Löcher, chief executive offer of the ARENA Management GmbH.
Germany’s biggest and most visited multifunctional arena is centrally located in downtown Cologne, well linked to the public transportation system and also offers big car parks for private transport.
The expo will be open on Friday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The entry is free.