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Launch Announcement – The National Running Show

running-show-announcementRaccoon Events are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural National Running Show 2018.

Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 20-21 January 2018. This is an event designed by runners and for runners and provides all of the kit, advice and support needed to achieve your running goals. Whether you are a part time obstacle course racer or an experienced ultra-marathoner we provide everything that you need across a packed two days.

Running is the second highest mass participation sport in the UK but until now, there hasn’t been a large-scale running expo in the UK. Some of the marathons have expos but they tend to lack features and speakers, but worst of all they happen the week before the event! This is frankly a terrible time to buy new trainers or to try new supplements and is why National Running Show 2018 takes place in January giving you plenty of time to trial new products early in your training plan.

Madeleine Seaman, Director of Raccoon Events says:

As the wife of a runner, I know how much time, effort and expense my husband puts into his running. Last year he ran 7 marathons in 7 days and was really struggling to find a place where he could get proper advice and support. So I decided to create The National Running Show to help people like my husband meet other runners and discover all of the latest equipment and advice that they need and when they need it.

A key part of the National Running Show 2018 is our educational and inspirational talks on the main stage and we are delighted to announce that our opening keynote for the event will be Dame Kelly Holmes, multiple gold medal winner and one of the UK’s greatest ever athletes.

There will also be a range of other features at the event including:

  • Free trainer fitting and gait analysis
  • Ask The Experts – 121 sessions with running experts
  • On-site competitions such as The Treadmill Challenge
  • The Treatment Room – free advice from those in the know
  • The Nutrition Advice Zone – diet and nutrition plans tailored to you
  • Organised meetings at the Run Cafe

For more information, please visit nationalrunningshow.com


The National Running Show is organised by Raccoon Events and takes place at the NEC on 20-21 January 2018. For more information, please contact [email][email protected][/email] or call Madeleine on 0203 770 9303.