Over 25,000 runners expected at National Running Show
Headliners Sir Mo Farah and Dame Kelly Holmes
This weekend, the NEC in Birmingham will welcome over 25,000 runners as the running event of the year, National Running Show, kicks off with its biggest and best event yet. This annual celebration of running, now in its seventh year, promises an inspiring and immersive experience for runners of all abilities, featuring a multitude of exciting new features, world-class speakers, over 200 brands, expert advice, and community initiatives.
The event is the perfect place to stave off that mid-January slump and to add a huge adrenaline shot to those New Years’ resolutions. A home for those who are just starting their running journey through to those who frequent the trails on multi-day ultras, National Running Show will help inspire a year of incredible running adventures with the help of some of most experienced and well-known runners in the UK including Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes, Eilish McColgan, David Weir, Vassos Alexander, Nicky Spinks, Jasmin Paris, Priya Gopaldas, Robbie Britton and dozens more.
With over 200 brands on site, runners can get all of the kit, tech, nutrition and hydration products they need at the Show not to mention advice from brand professionals and bespoke advice about what products are right for them. Runners can shop brands including adidas, Altra, Asics, Science in Sport, Hoka, Hilly, Mizuno, Salomon and more.
A great day out for all the family there is enough to do to spend two days emersed in the world of running. This year sees the return of some favourite features and a host of new activities including:
The Travelator: An exhilarating experience for runners to challenge themselves on a moving walkway.
Harrier Trail Running Zone: Featuring esteemed guest speakers Rhys Jenkins, Loyd Purvis, Gary House, and Keri Wallace, this zone is a treasure trove of insights for trail running enthusiasts.
Lake District Sky Trails Mountain Running Zone: A breathtaking exploration of mountain running with picturesque landscapes.
OCR Zone from Wolf Run: Obstacle Course Racing enthusiasts can test their mettle in this thrilling zone.
Multi-day Ultra Running Masterclass: Hosted by Ourea Events, featuring special guests Hugh Chatfield, Jo Meek, James Nobles, and Lisa Watson.
Stretch and Mobility for Runners with Ania Gabb: A dedicated session to enhance flexibility and prevent injuries.
Interactive Zones: CPR workshops, Pilates Studio, Kids Lane, the Run Club Hub, sponsored by England Athletics) and the ever-popular; Steve Cram Training Camp.
Do your bit: Donate old trainers and kit to support charitable initiatives including Jogon and Preloved Sports plus repurpose old medals to inspire kids to embrace running on the Runr stand.
Do good through the Charity Partnership: Support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity through the givestar Boost Donate Challenge.
Run Club Hub: A meet-up point for run clubs to gather and share the weekend’s experiences.
Nathalie Davies, Managing Director of National Running Show, expresses her enthusiasm, stating, “The National Running Show is more than an event; it’s a community of like-minded individuals coming together to celebrate the spirit of running. We’re thrilled to welcome runners of all abilities to our event, creating an inclusive space for inspiration, education, and camaraderie. With an expected attendance of over 25,000 runners over the two days, the NEC will be buzzing with the shared passion for running. This weekend is not just about running; it’s about building connections, inspiring each other, and giving back. Join us at NEC, Birmingham, for an unforgettable celebration of the running community.”
Limited tickets are still available, day tickets RRP at £10 pp and kids under 6 go free. On-the-door tickets will be limited and will retail at £15pp. Get there early to be in with a chance of securing exciting giveaways in the queue.