SafeSize confirmed for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
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. A hugely...

Continue Reading

The Run Café at The National Running Show Birmingham goes vegan

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham in partnership with Children with Cancer UK, taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January at Birmingham’s NEC, have announced that The Run Café sponsored by Runderwear will be vegan. The decision to make The Run Café vegan falls in line with the show’s Sustainability Policy, which aims to offset the environmental impact of...

Continue Reading

Further sponsors & exhibitors for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham in partnership with Children with Cancer UK have announced further sponsors, partners and exhibitors for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Joining a first-class line-up at the third edition of The National Running Show Birmingham will be NURVV Run, Scimitar, Nuun Hydration, Art of Your Success,...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show Birmingham 2020 partners with Children with Cancer UK

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced a partnership with childhood cancer research charity Children with Cancer UK for the event taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January at Birmingham’s NEC. The partnership acknowledges the importance of fundraising within the running industry and complements the many race organisers, sports brands, retailers, nutrition...

Continue Reading

Four more speakers announced for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced four more speakers for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Chris Nicholson, Alex Cook, Jordan Wylie and Allie Bailey are some of the latest names to join the first-class speaker programme at the award-winning show and they will be delighting and inspiring the audience over the course...

Continue Reading

New Balance confirmed for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have confirmed that New Balance will be present at the 2020 show on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January at Birmingham’s NEC. Global sports footwear and apparel manufacturer New Balance returns to The National Running Show to feature in the Intersport Zone, with Intersport an Official Sports Retailer for the 2020 show. The brand will...

Continue Reading

ASICS confirmed for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced that ASICS will be present at the 2020 event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January at Birmingham’s NEC. Global sport performance brand ASICS promises to be a huge draw for the many thousands of runners coming to the show to make their footwear, apparel and equipment choices for the year ahead. ASICS will be located...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show wins at EN Indy Awards 2019

News
The National Running Show has come away with two awards at the EN Indy Awards 2019 which took place on Friday 11th October at The Honourable Artillery Company in London. The EN Indy Awards is an awards scheme dedicated to recognising the achievements of independent organiser shows, teams and individuals. Raccoon Events claimed the award for Best Consumer Show for The National Running Show Birmingham...

Continue Reading

Agenda released for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have released the agenda for the event taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. The agenda will come as exciting news for the many thousands of visitors expected to attend the third edition of the award-winning show. It confirms the thrilling line-up of speakers for the Inspiration Stage and the brand...

Continue Reading

Latest exhibitors announced for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced the latest exhibitors to join the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Adding to the first-class line-up at the third edition of The National Running Show Birmingham will be Absolute 360, Active Root, Beet It Sport, Brighton Marathon Weekend, Greenpeace, Guide Dogs, It’s a Bling Thing,...

Continue Reading

Top female speakers at The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced four more top female speakers for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Joining the first-class speaker programme over the course of the two days will be Nikki Love, Jessica Robson, Mimi Anderson and Anna McNuff. Adventure runner Nikki Love (right) makes her second appearance at...

Continue Reading

“Run Jurassic” Coming to Jurassic Coast in September

News
The last weekend of September will see the launch of a brand new Jurassic Coast running event – Run Jurassic. Organised by White Star Running in collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust, the three-day event aims to be the “official” Jurassic Coast Running Festival, with a percentage of income from the event supporting the Trust’s work in looking after the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Featuring...

Continue Reading

Further exhibitors announced for The National Running Show Birmingham 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced further sponsors and exhibitors for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Joining a first-class line-up at the third edition of The National Running Show are Sports Injury Fix, Run 3D, YAMAtune, Daisy and Co, Funky Pants, Kaneka Ubiquinol, Rawvelo, Oatopia, Begach Running Club, Rock...

Continue Reading

Hammer Fitness sponsors Treadmill Challenge at The National Running Show Birmingham

News
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced Hammer Fitness as the sponsor of the Treadmill Challenge taking place at the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020. Hammer Fitness will be offering three Hammer Fitness treadmills as top prizes for the Hammer Fitness Treadmill Challenge, along with a number of other prizes at the third edition of this award-winning...

Continue Reading

Latest exhibitors announced for The National Running Show Birmingham

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have announced the latest exhibitors for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Joining the award-winning show in its third year will be British Heart Foundation, Dogs Trust, Deaf Hub, Fitness Rewards, Bloomsbury Sport, Precision Hydration, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, Tailwind, Pop Up Races, Lakes Campervan, Flapjackery,...

Continue Reading

Intersport confirmed as Sports Retail Partner for The National Running Show

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have announced Intersport as Sports Retail Partner for The National Running Show Birmingham taking place on 25th-26th January 2020. Intersport returns for the second consecutive year to this award-winning event and will once again be showcasing a number of key running brands to the many thousands of visitors expected at the NEC in the new year. Intersport...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show announces Sustainability Policy

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have announced a Sustainability Policy for the events taking place in Birmingham on 25th-26th January 2020 and in London on 13th-14th June 2020. With the award-winning show now preparing for its third and biggest year at Birmingham’s NEC, and looking forward to an inaugural event in London next summer, the aim of the Sustainability Policy is to offset...

Continue Reading

Launch of The National Running Show London in June 2020

News
Raccoon Events, the organisers of the award-winning National Running Show in Birmingham, have launched The National Running Show London. The National Running Show London will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2020. The launch was celebrated with a privately-hosted event on 26th June, at the Business Design Centre. It was a fitting celebration...

Continue Reading

Launch of The National Running Show Networking Dinner

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have announced an industry-leading B2B National Running Show Networking Dinner, taking place on Saturday 25th January 2020 and coinciding with the third edition of the award-winning National Running Show. The National Running Show Networking Dinner is a unique opportunity for the B2B running community to meet, network and do business in a fun and friendly...

Continue Reading

Ultra Zone speakers announced for The National Running Show 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have announced the first speakers for The Ultra Zone presented by Bad Boy Running at the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. The Ultra Zone is a new addition for the 2020 show and the thrilling line-up of speakers starts with Lazarus Lake, Camille Herron and Nicky Spinks. Lazarus Lake, aka Gary Cantrell, is...

Continue Reading

Steve Cram and further speakers confirmed for The National Running Show 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that Steve Cram CBE will be speaking at the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Also confirmed for the two-day speaker programme are Welsh ultra runners Rhys and Scott Jenkins. Former track and field athlete Steve Cram is one of the UK’s best-known sporting individuals. He was one of the world’s...

Continue Reading

Ronhill, Hilly & Altra confirmed for The National Running Show 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that Ronhill, Hilly and Altra will be present in the Up & Running area at the event on Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. Up & Running is returning as Official Retail Partner for the show and this will be the second year that the specialist running retailer welcomes Ronhill, Hilly and Altra, following...

Continue Reading

Jo Pavey and Susannah Gill confirmed as speakers for 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed Jo Pavey and Susannah Gill as speakers for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. British long-distance runner Jo Pavey will be returning to The National Running Show for her third consecutive year, having proved an immensely popular and inspiring speaker at the two previous events. She will be...

Continue Reading

Up & Running returns as Retail Partner for 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed Up & Running as Official Retail Partner for the event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. This will be the third consecutive year that Up & Running partners with the award-winning show, and once more the specialist running retailer will be showcasing a number of high-profile brands including Saucony,...

Continue Reading

Susie Chan and Iwan Thomas to host The National Running Show 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that Susie Chan and Iwan Thomas MBE will co-host the 2020 event taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January at Birmingham’s NEC. Popular endurance runner Susie Chan returns for her third consecutive year hosting the award-winning show, while Welsh Olympic silver medallist and former European and Commonwealth 400m champion...

Continue Reading

News, date and tickets for The National Running Show 2020

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that the 2020 event will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January and the wheels are in motion to deliver the biggest and best show to date. Returning to Birmingham’s NEC for the third consecutive year, the award-winning National Running Show will be building on the immense success of the last two years to bring runners an even...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show 2019: Day 2 Highlights

News
After a fantastic first day, Day 2 of The National Running Show 2019 had plenty to live up to. And it certainly didn’t disappoint, delivering yet another full day of expert talks, workshops, chats and running-related inspiration for the many thousands of runners gathered at Birmingham’s NEC today, Sunday 20th January 2019. From the moment Paula Radcliffe MBE cut the ribbon at 9am, the scene...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show 2019: Day 1 Highlights

News
The start of a new year is an exciting time for runners, and Saturday 19th January saw thousands gathered at Birmingham’s NEC for the highly anticipated second staging of The National Running Show. With all the kit, tech, nutrition, advice, inspiration and races that runners need to plan their running season, The National Running Show is the perfect event for runners of all abilities wanting to...

Continue Reading

Event Preview: The National Running Show 2019

News
The award-winning National Running Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 19th- 20th January 2019 and all plans are in place for a thrilling weekend celebration of running. As the UK’s biggest independent running exhibition, The National Running Show has all the kit, tech, nutrition, advice, inspiration and races that runners need to plan their running season. It is a must-attend event for runners...

Continue Reading

Intersport Zone hosts new feature areas at The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have confirmed that there will be a dedicated Intersport Zone at the event at Birmingham’s NEC on 19th-20th January 2019. The leading sports retailer will host three main feature areas within the Intersport Zone: The Running Skills Theatre, The Test Track and Brilliant Shoe Discovery by SafeSize. The Running Skills Theatre sponsored...

Continue Reading

10 new exhibitors announced for The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the multi award-winning National Running Show have announced ten exciting new exhibitors for the event taking place on 19th-20th January 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC. The latest exhibitors to join a first-class line-up of sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers and communities are Zone 3, Camelbak, Kymira Sport, Chia Charge, Isagenix, Ubiquinol, XMiles, Simplyhealth,...

Continue Reading

Latest speakers announced for The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the multi award-winning National Running Show have announced a number of notable new speakers for the event taking place on 19th-20th January 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC. The latest athletes and adventurers to join the impressive line-up of speakers at the show are Nell McAndrew, Rob Pope, Alex Cook, Claire Maxted, Mara Yamauchi, David Hellard, Luke Tyburski and Allie Bailey. TV...

Continue Reading

2pure brands confirmed for The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have confirmed an exciting range of 2pure brands for the event taking place on 19th-20th January 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC. Distribution business 2pure adds value to their brands in the active lifestyle market in order to provide retailers and consumers with the very best products for their needs. They will be bringing Topo Athletic, Feetures,...

Continue Reading

Limited retail space left at The National Running Show 2019

News
The National Running Show has announced that limited retail space remains for the event on 19th-20th January 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC. With just under two months to go, now is the time for any businesses not yet signed up to confirm their space at this multi award-winning exhibition dedicated to running. The National Running Show is the very first show of its kind, gathering sports brands,...

Continue Reading

Feature areas at The National Running Show 2019 unveiled

News
The organisers of the multi award-winning National Running Show have confirmed an impressive range of feature areas and What’s On schedule for the event taking place on 19th-20th January 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC. The feature areas were immensely popular at the inaugural show in 2018 and visitors to the 2019 event will be treated to an even greater range of interactive sponsor areas, where they...

Continue Reading

Runner’s World joins official partners for The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have announced that Runner’s World will join the line-up of official partners for the event on 19th-20th January at Birmingham’s NEC. As the UK’s largest running magazine, providing practical information and encouragement for runners of all levels, Runner’s World comes on board as a Media Partner for this innovative expo dedicated...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show wins at EN Indy Awards 2018

News
[caption id="attachment_3801" align="alignright" width="800"] From left to right: Mike Seaman (Raccoon Events), Tracy Rusbridge, Darren Pinder (Raccoon Events), Verity O'Brien (Raccoon Events), Jess Robinson[/caption] The National Running Show has won the award for Best Launch (Trade or Consumer) at the EN Indy Awards 2018 which took place on Friday 2nd November at The Honourable Artillery Company...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show shortlisted at EN Indy Awards 2018

News
The National Running Show has been shortlisted for two awards at the EN Indy Awards 2018, an exciting new awards scheme dedicated to recognising the achievements of independent organiser shows, teams and individuals. With the exhibition industry seeing more and more shows launched by smaller organisations, the aim of the ceremony is to give these shows and companies the chance to showcase their...

Continue Reading

Further speakers announced for The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have announced further high-profile speakers for the event taking place on 19th-20th January at Birmingham’s NEC. Former 400m sprinting champions Roger Black MBE and Iwan Thomas MBE have already been confirmed for this innovative expo that has made its name as the event to attend for runners of all abilities and interests. Joining...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show 2019 welcomes Up & Running, On and Hoka One One

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have announced that Up & Running, On and Hoka One One will be joining the 2019 event on 19th-20th January at Birmingham’s NEC. Up & Running will also be showcasing Ronhill, Hilly, Altra, Saucony and Polar at the show. The addition of these high-profile names will come as welcome news to the many thousands of runners set to attend...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show 2019 welcomes Intersport, ASICS and New Balance

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have announced that Intersport, ASICS and New Balance will all be present at the 2019 event on 19th-20th January atBirmingham’s NEC. The presence of such big brand names together under one roof is significant news for the running industry and for the many thousands of runners set to attend this innovative expo in the new year. This will...

Continue Reading

Roger Black and Iwan Thomas announced for The National Running Show 2019

News
The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have announced that Roger Black MBE and Iwan Thomas MBE will be speaking at the 2019 event taking place on 19th-20th January at Birmingham’s NEC. Both former athletes will be a highlight at the second staging of The National Running Show and will be sharing their experience and expertise with the thousands of runners set to gather at the...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show wins Best Consumer Show Launch at AEO Excellence Awards 2018

News
The National Running Show has won the award for Best Consumer Show Launch at the AEO Excellence Awards 2018 that took place in London on 15th June. The 25th anniversary of the AEO Excellence Awards took place at Grosvenor House and saw the very best of the events industry gathered to celebrate the achievements within the industry over the last year. The National Running Show, organised by Raccoon...

Continue Reading

We’ve been busy!

News
Hey everyone, Hope you are doing well and good luck to those of you who are entering the spring race season! It’s been a few months since our very first show and I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you that attended – we were stunned by the response and delighted by the support and positive feedback that we received – you guys are amazing! It was obviously our first show...

Continue Reading

Highlights of The National Running Show 2018 – Day 2

News
After an immense first day yesterday, there was plenty of excitement as the doors opened to Day 2 of The National Running Show at Birmingham’s NEC on 21st January 2018. For a show in its inaugural year, The National Running Show has certainly exceeded expectations with a fantastic uptake of tickets, a first-class line-up of exhibitors, partners and sponsors, captivating talks from all the big...

Continue Reading

Highlights of The National Running Show 2018 – Day 1

News
The doors opened today, 20th January 2018, to the very first National Running Show and it proved to be an incredible day of inspiration and celebration for the thousands of runners who gathered under the roof of Birmingham’s NEC. The show has generated huge interest since it was launched last year and the opening day was an overwhelming success in bringing a first-class, non-race affiliated expo...

Continue Reading

Exhibitor sell-out at The National Running Show 2018

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that all stands for the 2018 show have now sold out. The announcement comes as a final list of exhibitors is revealed for the event taking place this weekend on 20-21 January at Birmingham’s NEC. The latest eleven names to sign up to this innovative new show will join a first-class line-up of race organisers, sports retailers, sports brands,...

Continue Reading

Last call for tickets for The National Running Show 2018

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have announced that last tickets are available for the inaugural show taking place this weekend, 20th and 21st January, at Birmingham’s NEC. Anyone wishing to visit this innovative new expo can book tickets online this week to guarantee quick entry, or purchase tickets on the door at the weekend. Tickets cost £10 for entry on both days and represent...

Continue Reading

The National Running Show welcomes AWOL Adventure and more exhibitors

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that AWOL Adventure has confirmed its attendance as a partner, and seven further exhibitors have signed up to the inaugural show which takes place on 20-21 January at Birmingham’s NEC. The latest names to come on board will join a first-class line-up of exhibitors, partners and sponsors all ready to thrill and inspire the UK’s running...

Continue Reading

The Sports Dietitian and further exhibitors at The National Running Show

News
The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed one further sponsor and seven further exhibitors for the event which takes place on 20-21 January at Birmingham’s NEC. It is less than two weeks until this innovative new expo opens its doors to the UK’s running community, and these latest names will be welcomed by the many thousands of runners looking for ideas and inspiration as they...

Continue Reading

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Join 51,000 other runners and keep up to date with news from the National Running Show!

  • Special offers & promotions
  • Participating brands & discounts
  • Event features
  • Speakers and experts
Subscribe I want to exhibit

Our Awards

We are thrilled to have received the following awards:

Best Consumer Show Launch
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2018

Best Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018

Best Show Director
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018

Best Show Feature
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019

Best Consumer Show
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019

Best Feature Area
Finalist

EN Indy Awards, 2018

Show Rising Star
Finalist

EN Awards, 2018

Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019

Best Consumer Show
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019

Best Show Director
Shortlisted

EN Indy Awards, 2019

Show Rising Star
Shortlisted

EN Awards, 2019