Move through Packet Pick-up hosted at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Prince George's Exhibit Halls A/B/C then enjoy 200+ exhibits and booths featuring everything participants and their support teams. The Health & Fitness Expo presented by Cigna welcomes participants, family members, friends, supporters, volunteers and general public. This event is free to the public.
Attendees arrive at the Expo from every state and more than 50 countries. Sample nutritious food, try out the latest exercise equipment, test drive technology, explore recovery products and snap motivating selfies throughout the Expo at designated photo-ops stations. Move through the hundreds of sponsors, charities and exhibitors offering great giveaways, health screenings, literature and selling the latest products. The Expo also features several licensed vendors selling MCM-branded merchandise from apparel to art.
The Expo is open to the public and has no admission fee. The MCM Runners Conference held in conjunction with the Expo and presents motivating and helpful speakers in multiple sessions on Friday and Saturday. Come to shop, learn or just mingle with this inspiring crowd!
When & Where
Remember to bring the eCard to Packet Pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo presented by Cigna, at the Gaylord National Resort (201 Waterfront Street) at National Harbor. The two-day event opens with an exciting ribbon breaking ceremony featuring the Marine Corps Base Quantico Ceremonial Platoon at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, October 26.
- Friday, October 26 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In order to have a designated individual pick up the packet for a registered participant, the runner must sign his or her E-Card and provide the individual attending the Expo a photocopy of a Photo ID (driver’s license, government ID, passport). The proxy will be required to sign the form and also show and provide a photocopy of their own Photo ID.
The official MCM and MCM10K participant bibs feature the timing device attached to the reverse side of the bib. These must remain in place for proper timing to occur.
Emergency medical and contact information form is also on the back of the bib. All participants must complete this information.
The UPS Baggage Sticker will be attached to the reverse side of every MCM and MCM10K bib. The sticker features the runner's bib number and the assigned UPS truck to be utilized for baggage drop off and pick up on event day. Carefully peel the front of the sticker off the backing and attached to the clear plastic bag to facilitate easy identification by UPS volunteers.
Safety practices will be in place at the Health & Fitness Expo as all attendees enter the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center through a screening point. Runners are required to visit the Expo during the hours listed to pick up event materials. There is no event day Packet Pick-up. Please bring a photo ID and eCard and plan travel accordingly.
The MCM will provide free shuttle service to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Friday and Saturday from designated Metro stations. Participants and guests are instructed to utilize shuttles for easiest access to the Health & Fitness Expo.
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located at 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745.
To reduce traffic congestion, participants are encouraged to utilize Metro and the MCM Shuttle service to arrive at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27.
Free roundrip shuttles will run from Eisenhower (yellow) and Van Dorn (Blue) Metro station to the Gaylord National Resort during the Expo hours.
Runners who opt to drive to the Expo may park at one of the three National Harbor garages or at the Gaylord National Resort. There is a fee for parking in National Harbor garages and at the Gaylord.
The Expo showcases hundreds of exhibitors featuring the latest running gear, recovery products, technology, exercise equipment, food and more. Purchase MCM licensed merchandise, grab great giveaways, check out MCM's participating charities and proud sponsors and snap motivating photo-ops and selfies. Featured vendors include Cigna's Health Improvement Tour, Leidos, GEICO, USAA, Navy Federal Credit Union, Hyundai, Brooks/MCM Store, MarathonFoto and more.
AMVETS National Service Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates nationally to serve American Veterans who served our country. AMVETS has National Service Officers helping to "cut the red tape" when a veteran, or a veteran's dependent is attempting to obtain compensation and benefits from the Veterans' Administration. This service is at no charge to veterans. Thrift Stores offer the general public household goods and clothing at discounted prices. The proceeds from store sales allow AMVETS to provide programs that benefit veterans.
At the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, AMVETS will be collecting gently used running shoes by the entrance in the Packet Pick-up area.
The award winning MCM Health & Fitness Expo, supported by nearly 300 military and civilian volunteers, features more than 90,000 sq feet of exhibit space. The Expo is the ideal platform to launch new products, introduce mobile tours,and host demos. Held indoors at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, this two-day event is free to the public and within walking distance of the National Harbor waterfront entertainment district. Join over 100,000 sport enthusiasts, military affiliated guests and volunteers from across the country and over 50 nations to celebrate and #RunWithTheMarines. The 2018 MCM Health & Fitness Expo is currently filled. Vendors may be added to a wait list for available space by contacting the MCM Expo Sales team.
Best of Show
The Health & Fitness Expo was named the 2017 “Best of Show” award winner, by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) at its TSNN Awards celebration in New Orleans. The MCM Expo was the only endurance event to receive top honors among the five finalists nominated.The MCM partners with Hargrove Inc. of Lanham, MD to develop the show’s layout, design and construction.
“We’ve had the privilege to build a relationship with the MCM team over the past 12 years, collaborating as the event has evolved. We are excited to continue our relationship and look forward to the future of this show,” says Dan Cole, Senior VP, Trade Show and Exhibit Sales for Hargrove.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 95 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit https://www.cigna.com. For more information about Cigna's proposed acquisition of Express Scripts, please visit http://www.makinghealthcaresimple.com
About Hargrove, Inc.
Hargrove brings brands to life. The company, transforms their clients’ marketing message, creating physical, experiential environments for trade shows, events and exhibits. Hargrove helps corporations, associations and organizations demonstrate their vision with face-to-face experiences, offering clients personalized service delivered with care by its exceptional team. Hargrove, a certified woman-owned business, is considered a leader in creative solutions across its three production lines and continues to experience increased market share.