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

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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...

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News, date and tickets for The National Running Show 2020

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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...

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The National Running Show 2019: Day 2 Highlights

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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...

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The National Running Show 2019: Day 1 Highlights

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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...

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Event Preview: The National Running Show 2019

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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...

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

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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...

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10 new exhibitors announced for The National Running Show 2019

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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,...

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Latest speakers announced for The National Running Show 2019

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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...

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2pure brands confirmed for The National Running Show 2019

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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,...

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Limited retail space left at The National Running Show 2019

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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,...

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Feature areas at The National Running Show 2019 unveiled

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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...

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

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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...

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The National Running Show wins at EN Indy Awards 2018

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[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...

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The National Running Show shortlisted at EN Indy Awards 2018

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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...

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Further speakers announced for The National Running Show 2019

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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We’ve been busy!

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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...

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Highlights of The National Running Show 2018 – Day 2

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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...

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Highlights of The National Running Show 2018 – Day 1

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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...

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Exhibitor sell-out at The National Running Show 2018

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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,...

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Last call for tickets for The National Running Show 2018

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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...

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The National Running Show welcomes AWOL Adventure and more exhibitors

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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...

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The Sports Dietitian and further exhibitors at The National Running Show

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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...

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Event Preview: The National Running Show 2018

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The very first National Running Show takes place on 20th and 21st January at Birmingham’s NEC and expectations are high for what is set to be the UK’s most exciting new event for runners.This innovative expo will bring together a first-class line-up of race organisers, sports retailers, sports brands, nutrition experts, official sporting bodies, communities and expert speakers like never before,...

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The National Running Show welcomes Go Run Right and more exhibitors

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The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed Go Run Right as a sponsor of the event on 20-21 January at Birmingham’s NEC, as well as two further partners and seven further exhibitors.It is just over two weeks until the doors open to this innovative new expo and these latest names in running will join a first-class line-up of race organisers, sports retailers, sports brands, nutrition...

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Get Event Fit sponsors Run Café at The National Running Show

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The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed that Get Event Fit will be sponsoring The Run Café at the event on 20-21 January at Birmingham’s NEC.Get Event Fit delivers integrated training programmes to help participants achieve their goals when training for a running event or a virtual challenge such as Virtuathon. The integrated training programmes weave together related content...

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Welcome ERDINGER Alkoholfrei as Sponsor!

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The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed ERDINGER Alkoholfrei as a sponsor of the event on 20-21 January at Birmingham’s NEC. Five further exhibitors have also been announced for this innovative new expo that is set to be the event to attend for runners of all abilities and interests.ERDINGER Alkoholfrei has come on board as a sponsor, joining an impressive line-up of sponsors,...

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Saucony confirmed as sponsor of The National Running Show

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The organisers of The National Running Show have confirmed leading global running lifestyle brand Saucony as a sponsor of the event at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-21 January 2018.Saucony is perfectly placed to sponsor this innovative new show that will bring thousands of runners and running brands together under one roof in the new year. Over 17,000 runners have already registered for tickets...

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The National Running Show welcomes six further exhibitors

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Six additional names will be joining the first-class line-up of exhibitors and partners at The National Running Show at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-21 January 2018.The latest exhibitors to come on board are Aftershokz, Cannonball Events, Vitamin Coffee, Arbonne Nutrition & Wellness, English Half Marathon and Motiv Medals. They join an impressive gathering of high-profile race organisers, sports...

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Racecheck and Sports Injury Fix sign up to The National Running Show

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The National Running Show has announced the latest sponsors to sign up to this innovative new show at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-21 January 2018.Racecheck, the race review platform for endurance sports events, will be coming on board as a sponsor along with Sports Injury Fix, an online platform that helps athletes find the best treatment in their area. They will be joining a first-class line-up...

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Announcing The Towpath Challenge!

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The organisers of The National Running Show have announced details of the Towpath Challenge, which will be taking place in the lead up to the inaugural show in January 2018.The Towpath Challenge will see a team of high profile endurance athletes run 135 miles in 5 days from the Olympic Park in London to the NEC in Birmingham, starting on Sunday 14th January at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and...

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Announcing Up and Running & Scimitar

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The National Running Show has announced the latest big names to sign up for the inaugural show on 20-21 January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.Running specialists Up & Running have confirmed they will be sponsoring the UK’s most exciting new event for runners, while leading supplier of running vests Scimitar has come on board as a partner. They join a high-profile line-up of sponsors and...

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Hoka One One as Sponsor

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The National Running Show has secured one of the biggest names in running, Hoka One One, for the inaugural show on 20-21 January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.California-based premium running shoe company Hoka One One®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), is a fantastic addition to this innovative new show and is guaranteed to hold huge appeal for the thousands of runners already registered...

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Announcing Vibram, Taiki Tea and Eyepod

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The National Running Show has confirmed three new exhibitors for the inaugural show on 20-21 January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.The latest names to join the high-profile line-up of exhibitors and partners are Vibram, Taiki Tea and Eyepod. They can each look forward to sharing their offering at this exciting and innovative new show for runners and to being part of a first-class listing of...

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Welcome Penny Appeal, Dogs Trust and Woodland Trust to The National Running Show 2018

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The National Running Show has announced the latest charities to sign up to the inaugural show on 20-21 January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.Joining a high-profile line-up of exhibitors, partners and sponsors will be Penny Appeal, Dogs Trust and Woodland Trust. The inclusion of these charities acknowledges the importance of fundraising in the running industry and complements the many race organisers,...

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Welcome LightupU, Pace Pockets, TrainAsONE and Runarchy to The National Running Show 2018

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Four additional names will be joining the impressive list of exhibitors and partners at The National Running Show at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-21 January 2018The latest exhibitors to come on board are LightupU, Pace Pockets, TrainAsONE and Runarchy. They join a first-class line-up of race organisers, sports retailers, sports brands, nutrition experts, official sporting bodies and communities all...

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Tryumf, Bosom Buddies Sportswear and The Virtual Runner announced as exhibitors

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The National Running Show has announced the latest exhibitors to sign up to this highly anticipated event at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-21 January 2018.The three most recent exhibitors to secure a stand at this innovative new show for runners are Tryumf, Bosom Buddies Sportswear and The Virtual Runner. They will join a first-class line-up of exhibitors, sponsors, partners and speakers at what will...

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

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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...

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The Great Run Company announced as latest partner for The National Running Show

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The Great Run Company has been announced as the latest partner of The National Running Show, which makes its debut on 20th and 21st January 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.Responsible for creating and developing some of the UK’s biggest televised mass participation sports events, including the Simplyhealth Great North Run, The Great Run Company is the ideal partner for The National Running Show,...

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Cancer Research UK announced as Official Charity Partner for The National Running Show

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Cancer Research UK has been confirmed as the Official Charity Partner for The National Running Show, which makes its debut on 20th and 21st January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.The charity is the perfect partner for what will be the UK’s first dedicated non-race affiliated event solely for runners. Well known amongst runners through its Race for Life event series, Cancer Research UK will join the...

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Ealing Half Marathon, MedalMad and Vegan Runners confirmed for The National Running Show

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Three additional names have been confirmed for The National Running Show, which takes place on 20th and 21st January 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.The latest partner to come on board is Ealing Half Marathon, whilst MedalMad and Vegan Runners have been confirmed as exhibitors. They will be joining an impressive line-up of race organisers, sports retailers, motivational speakers, nutrition experts...

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The National Running Show confirms Susie Chan and speakers

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The National Running Show has confirmed the latest speakers lined up for its inaugural event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20th and 21st January 2018.Joining an already high-calibre group of speakers will be Susie Chan, Anita Bean and Ben Smith, each of whom are guaranteed to draw large crowds as they share their wisdom, experiences and tips at the UK’s first non-race affiliated expo solely...

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The National Running Show partners with Sports Insight

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The National Running Show has confirmed that it has partnered with B2B focused Sports Insight Magazine for its debut event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20th and 21st January 2018.Sports Insight is the UK’s largest circulated sports trade magazine and joins an impressive line-up of partners at the UK’s newest and most exciting running event. Designed by runners, for runners, The National Running...

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Athletics Weekly announced as partner of The National Running Show 2018

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The National Running Show has confirmed that it is partnering with Athletics Weekly for its inaugural event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20th and 21st January 2018.Athletics Weekly is the UK’s number one website, magazine and social media hub for road racing, track and field and cross country. It is the perfect match for the UK’s newest and most exciting event, which is set to be the event to...

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The National Running Show confirms more high-profile exhibitors

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The National Running Show has confirmed the latest high-profile exhibitors and partners to sign up to its inaugural event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20th and 21st January 2018.More and more running-related brands are committing to this highly anticipated show that is set to be the event to attend for runners of all ages and abilities. The latest names to come on board are SSE Airtricity Dublin...

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The National Running Show announces new high-profile exhibitors

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The National Running Show has announced the latest exhibitors and partners to sign up to its highly anticipated debut event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20th and 21st January 2018.The new exhibitors are My Sports and More, 12in12, Manuka Sports and Buggy Running, with Runfies the newest partner to come on board.The first national non-race affiliated expo for the UK’s 10.5 million runners, The...

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The National Running Show appoints Breathe Unity

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The National Running Show has appointed Sports PR company Breathe Unity to manage all PR and media enquiries for this highly anticipated event taking place on 20th and 21st January 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.Breathe Unity will focus on raising awareness of the inaugural show, which will be the UK’s first dedicated non-race affiliated event solely for runners. As a leader in sports PR and specifically...

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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 Feature Area (Finalist)

EN Indy Awards, 2018

Show Rising Star (Finalist)

EN Awards, 2018

Show Rising Star (Shortlisted)

EN Awards, 2019