How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January 2023.

Tickets

You can book your tickets through See Tickets

If you have a query about a ticket please follow this link: nationalrunningshowbirmingham.seetickets.com

I bought a ticket, but didn’t receive it by email.

You can track your ticket order here

Which days are my tickets valid for?

All tickets are valid for both days of the weekend, so you can attend the show on either/both days!

What hall is the show at?

The National Running Show is in halls 17 & 18.

Can I buy a VIP ticket?

We have made a decision as a brand not to charge for these tickets, but if you follow us on social media then you might be able to win one for free!

Can I bring children with me?

Any adult can bring a child under 16 without charge, you can book this ticket when you book your own ticket through See Tickets.

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Where can I stay nearby?

You can book overnight accommodation through our official hotel partner BCD M&E. Please note: only BCD M&E are the official accommodation partner for the Show. If you receive offers / information from other companies claiming to be official partners for booking accommodation, they are not genuine partners.

Will there be food stalls?

Yes, there will be a number of NEC-managed food stalls, and some of our exhibitors will sell packaged food items.

Will I need ID?

We don’t require ID to gain entry to the Show.

What time can I arrive?

We allow entry to the Hall any time during the day between 09:00 and 17:00 on both days.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free-to-attend and are first come, first served.

What is your sustainability policy?

Read more about our sustainability policy here.

WHAT ARE YOUR COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS?

The NEC are following industry and government guidelines regarding Covid. As event organisers your safety is important to us. We encourage all visitors to check the latest information from the NEC before attending the event to make sure that they have the required documentation to enter the venue – https://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/plan-your-visit/

Do I have to wear a face covering?

We are adhering to government guidelines, for everyone’s safety, face coverings must be worn throughout the venue – unless you are exempt.

My question isn’t here

If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]

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Our Awards

We are thrilled to have received the following awards:

AEO Awards 2021
Best Lockdown Initiative WINNER

EN Awards, 2020
Best Covid Lockdown Fundraising Initiative
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Innovation Award
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2018
Best Consumer Show Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Show Director
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Feature
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Feature Area
Finalist

EN Awards, 2018
Show Rising Star
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
Finalist

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Director
Shortlisted

EN Awards, 2019
Show Rising Star
Shortlisted