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SafeSize confirmed for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020



The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham in partnership with Children with Cancer UK have confirmed that SafeSize will be returning to the 2020 event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January at Birmingham’s NEC.

As the global leader in shoe recommendation and fitting advice, SafeSize will once more be promoting ‘Brilliant Shoe Discovery’ within the Intersport Zone.

SafeSizeA hugely popular feature of the 2019 show, Brilliant Shoe Discovery is equipped with SafeSize 3D scanners offering a personalised shoe fitting experience for runners of all levels. With footwear one of the most important things to get right as a runner, visitors to the show can have their feet scanned and in just two seconds receive an accurate 3D foot profile. This advanced foot analysis enables each individual to discover the right shoe for them and enjoy a better shoe-buying experience. Expert staff from SafeSize will be on hand to help runners understand their foot profile results and the footwear that best suits their needs.

SafeSize is one of a number of top brands exhibiting within the Intersport Zone at The National Running Show. Other brands confirmed in the Intersport Zone include ASICS and New Balance, and there will be plenty of retail opportunities plus a number of exciting feature areas like The Running Skills Theatre, Ask the Experts and All Terrain Running Zone.

The interactive Feature Areas are always a big hit at The National Running Show as they offer runners a valuable chance to improve their running technique, find out more about specialist areas and chat to the experts. Feature areas at the 2020 show include The Ultra Zone, Obstacle Course Race, The Trail Zone, 3D Gait Analysis, Steve Cram’s Training Camp, Nutrition Advice Zone, Sweat Test Zone, Treadmill Challenge and The Treatment Room.

Equally popular is the Speaker Programme which will welcome running greats including Sally Gunnell, Linford Christie, Dean Karnazes, Kriss Akabusi, Jo Pavey, Steve Cram, Susannah Gill, Jordan Wylie, Lazarus Lake, Camille Herron, Nicky Spinks, Mimi Anderson and Anna McNuff. Visitors can sit back and be inspired at the Inspiration Stage and the brand new Ultra Zone, the schedule for which is now confirmed.

The National Running Show is the UK’s biggest independent running show, offering runners the unique opportunity to try out and purchase the latest products and limited editions from big, well-known brands through to smaller brands not found anywhere else. The Birmingham show expects more than 55,000 visitor ticket registrations for 2020, all of whom will be able to discover the latest kit, tech, nutrition and races from over 250 exhibitors, learn from inspiring speakers and improve their running technique thanks to the hands-on feature areas.

Mike Seaman, CEO of Raccoon Events, commented, “We are thrilled to confirm that SafeSize will be returning to The National Running Show Birmingham in 2020. Brilliant Shoe Discovery by SafeSize was a key feature of the show last year and we are delighted that it will enable many more runners to gain an individual foot profile so they can choose the right footwear, wherever they are on their running journey. The Intersport Zone is one of many exciting areas within the show, all geared to helping runners make informed decisions and take their running to the next level. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the show in January!”

SafeSize logoAngelos Stavrakis, CEO at SafeSize, added, “We are very much looking forward to returning to The National Running Show in 2020. Running is a sport where it is essential to wear the right footwear and we are proud that our technology can help runners to understand their foot profile and identify their footwear needs.”

Susan Herbert, Head of Marketing at Intersport UK & Ireland, commented, “SafeSize was extremely well received at The National Running Show 2019 and is a highly anticipated feature of the 2020 event. We are delighted to welcome Brilliant Shoe Discovery by SafeSize back to the Intersport Zone to help runners of all abilities get their footwear right.”

The third edition of The National Running Show Birmingham in partnership with Children with Cancer UK takes place on 25th-26th January 2020. Tickets cost £10 and are valid for both days; there is the option to make your ticket £12 by adding a £2 donation to Children with Cancer UK, to support the 12 children diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day. Go to nationalrunningshow.reg.buzz to secure your ticket.

The National Running Show London takes place on 13th-14th June 2020. Tickets are currently free and are available at nationalrunningshowlondon.reg.buzz.

The National Running Show B2B Networking Dinner takes place at 7pm on Saturday 25th January. Go to nationalrunningdinner.com for information and tickets.