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Find a Race and Oofos confirmed as latest partners of The National Running Show

The National Running Show has confirmed the latest partners to sign up to its inaugural event on 20-21 January 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Find a Race will be joining The National Running Show as a partner, while Oofos will sponsor this innovative new show that promises to be the event to attend for runners of all abilities and interests. They will be joining an impressive line-up of high-profile names set to bring the very best in running to The National Running Show, from race organisers and sports retailers to nutrition experts and online communities.

Find a Race lists runs, rides, triathlons, obstacle races and swims. The site’s aim is to kindle the natural human desire for challenge by making it easier to find goals that light up the imagination – making it the perfect partner for a show whose aim is to thrill and inspire.

The team behind Find a Race know that it’s having goals that makes us get out of bed on cold mornings, lace up our running shoes and get out the door. We all have something that we really want to do and this is why the site has the perfect challenge for everyone, from the best 5Ks on the doorstep to Europe’s most atmospheric marathons.

Oofos is guaranteed to strike a chord with runners at the show with its quality recovery footwear. Born in Boston, Oofos was brought about by a group of friends wanting to fill a need for footwear that could help fitness enthusiasts recover from repeated workouts on hard surfaces.

The revolutionary OOfoam technology, combined with a biomechanically engineered foot bed, absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear, relieving stress to the feet and body while helping athletes to recover faster. In so doing, the footwear helps to prevent pain and long-term injuries that can occur without full recovery from a run. Oofos is the choice of post-workout footwear for athletes across the globe and is ideally placed to sponsor The National Running Show.

Over 12,000 runners have already registered for tickets to The National Running Show and it is set to be a sell-out in its first year. Dame Kelly Holmes will be opening the show and heading up a stellar line-up of speakers including Jo Pavey, Jenny Tough, Susie Chan, Russell Smith, Sean Conway, and many more.


Already secured as partners for The National Running Show are some of the UK’s most trusted running brands and communities, including UKRunChat, Run Mummy Run, Running Heroes, The Great Run Company, Race Solutions, Xtra Mile Events, Impact Marathon Series, aat-events, White Star Running, Ealing Half Marathon, The Running Awards, plus Cancer Research UK as Official Charity Partner.

Media partners for the show include Men’s Running, Women’s Running, Sports Insight Magazine and Athletics Weekly.

Mike Seaman, Director of Racoon Events, commented:We are delighted to welcome Find a Race and Oofos to The National Running Show and would like to thank them for their support. Both brands are highly relevant and their presence at the show will be a fantastic addition for the many thousands of runners coming to the event for inspiration at the beginning of the calendar year. They join a first-class line-up of exhibitors, partners, sponsors and speakers and we are very much looking forward to having everyone under one roof in January.”