2021 Marathon Expo in Taipei – Get Ready for the Grand Event!
The 2021 Marathon Expo in Taipei is just around the corner, taking place from December 16th (Thursday) to December 18th (Saturday) at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1. This spectacular event features renowned domestic and international sports brands, offering everything from state-of-the-art sportswear to high-tech sports devices. Additionally, it provides invaluable information on international racing events.
As an annual highlight in the running community, the Marathon Expo has consistently received high praise from running enthusiasts. Apart from serving as the race pack collection point for participants of the “Taipei Marathon,” it also hosts various peripheral activities.
This year, the “Taiwan Excellence” initiative, supported by the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, has taken center stage. Not only has it collaborated with nine award-winning brands to create the “Taiwan Excellence Pavilion,” but it has also invited two sports goddesses, Hana and Lei Ai Mei, to join in the festivities. This event is famous for offering exquisite products that leave visitors exhausted from shopping, and this year promises even more delightful surprises.
So, lace up your shoes, warm up, and let’s embark on this exciting journey together!
Running for Taiwan Excellence With the motto “Innovate Taiwan, Shine on the World,” the Taiwan Excellence initiative has been promoting Taiwanese industries and brands since 1993. It awards products that excel in four key areas: Research and Development, Design, Quality, and Marketing. These products range from industrial systems to everyday items, earning it the moniker “The Oscar of the Industry.” Taiwan Excellence also wholeheartedly supports the sports industry. In addition to sponsoring domestic and international running events, it has, since 2015, organized the “Taiwan Excellence Running Team,” which has challenged the Berlin Marathon, one of the world’s fastest courses, for six consecutive years. With its creative approach, this team has engaged foreign runners and showcased Taiwan’s culture, ultimately boosting Taiwanese brands on the global stage.
Now, let’s get to the main attraction of the year: the Marathon Expo. Here are some booth details:
Marathon Expo Information:
- Dates: December 16th (Thursday) to December 17th (Friday) 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; December 18th (Saturday) 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Location: Hall C, Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 (No. 5, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Taipei)
- Booth Number: C922, Taiwan Excellence Pavilion
Over NT$80,000 Worth of Prizes Await – Great Gifts for Yourself or Loved Ones! With the holiday season approaching, are you struggling to find the perfect gift or the right time to spend your “Triple Stimulus Vouchers”? Solve both problems at once by visiting the Marathon Expo and letting Taiwan Excellence assist you!
For cycling enthusiasts, a good cycling watch is a must. Acer’s “Xplova X2 Smart Cycling Computer” is not only reasonably priced but also incredibly lightweight at just 65 grams, making it ideal for beginners. With a single charge (2 hours), it offers an impressive 40 hours of battery life and can connect to smart trainers via ANT+, enabling you to train indoors even in unfavorable weather conditions.
If swimming or triathlon is your passion, a comfortable and reliable pair of swimming goggles is essential. Kenda’s “Karana” series, featuring five different nose bridge sizes, ensures a precise fit for various face shapes. The “Hayabusa” series, known for its 3D contoured eye cups, provides effortless wear, perfect for triathletes. Lastly, competitive swimmers can rely on the “Torpedo” series, which features an adjustable nose bridge for optimal waterproofing and minimal drag, allowing you to achieve your best performance in the water.
Not a fitness expert? No problem! Brands catering to your daily leisure and sports needs are also abundant. If you’re concerned about sweating and oil buildup on your scalp after exercising, neglecting proper cleaning can lead to odor and potential hair loss issues. “Medicorp Inc.” offers “Regenepure DR Hair & Scalp Treatment,” which uses natural plant extracts to gently regulate scalp oil production, inhibit bacterial growth, strengthen hair roots, and alleviate hair loss problems. Additionally, they’ve developed the “5α-Juniper Scalp Purifying Liquid” in collaboration with dermatologist Dr. Chiu Pin-Chi. This all-herbal solution, with a liquid-to-foam texture, softens and cleanses the scalp, effectively removing accumulated solidified oils. It’s perfect for post-workout relaxation.
AB65 Antibacterial and Deodorizing Health Socks, with their unique materials and exquisite knitting technology, have not only received the 2020 Taiwan Excellence Award but also garnered praise from competitors worldwide. These socks offer remarkable comfort and a revolutionary running experience, allowing every competitor to shine in the race.
Winter tends to aggravate allergies. Are you concerned about the ongoing expenses and power consumption of air purifiers in Taiwan? Consider “Luft Duo Air Purifier” by In-Da-House Co., Ltd. It uses patented SPP photocatalysis technology to effectively decompose organic carcinogens, odors, formaldehyde, mold, and other allergens. With its sleep mode and super-quiet structure (<25 dB), it’s both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Running it for an entire year costs only NT$100 in electricity, making it a money-saving choice (more money saved for more races!).
Of course, where there’s buying, there’s also winning! During your visit to the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at the Expo, simply complete designated tasks or participate in on-site activities to receive free raffle tickets. Prizes worth over NT$80,000 are up for grabs, so try your luck!
Goddesses of Sports – Don’t Miss the Beauty! Feel like something is still missing from your expo experience, despite all the shopping and raffle tickets? Well, here are two more exciting highlights of the Marathon Expo: Taiwan Excellence is thrilled to invite two sports goddesses, Hana and Lei Ai Mei, to join in the celebration. They will not only share their sports stories but also engage in activities and interact with visitors, allowing you to experience the true power of sports beauty up close!
Hana, with years of fitness instruction experience and an enviable figure, once struggled with weight issues, reaching a peak of 75 kilograms. She resorted to improper dieting, which adversely affected her metabolism and led to binge-eating and other problems. However, her journey back to health began when she discovered fitness. Through proper dietary adjustments and a systematic training plan, Hana regained her healthy physique. She now encourages all women to make exercise a part of their lives, believing that if she can do it, so can you!
Lei Ai Mei, known as the “Marathon Goddess,” is a familiar face to runners. Besides being an expert in road running, trail running, mountain climbing, and diving, she maintains a disciplined training regimen even amidst a busy entertainment career. Notably, she embarked on an unforgettable journey last year, carrying 20 kilograms of equipment, climbing five 100-peaks mountains, hiking 50 kilometers, all within ten days in the “Neng Gao An Dong Army Great Traverse.” On the event day, Lei Ai Mei will lead everyone in experiencing Taiwan Excellence products. If you want to witness the goddesses in action, be sure to set your alarm!
Are You Ready for the Marathon Expo? Being in Taiwan, where the pandemic is relatively stable, the opportunity to participate in marathon events and sports expos is rare. Whether you’re a passionate runner gearing up for a race or simply curious about sports, the 2021 Marathon Expo is an annual event that’s worth your visit. Join us from December 16th to December 17th at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, and let’s cheer on the runners together!
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