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, Compressport, KT Tape, goodr, Honey Stinger, MuleBar, Run Gum, Osmo, Body Glide, Fitletic, FlipBelt, Lock Laces, Nathan, Remodeez and Tiger Tail to the second staging of The National Running Show, to join what is already an impressive line-up of brands.
The announcement is great news for runners wanting to discover the latest apparel, accessories, nutrition and hydration products when they visit the show in the new year. Footwear brand Topo Athletic prides itself on making shoes that honour the shape and biomechanics of the human foot, with key design ingredients including a roomy toe box, a neutral low-drop platform and a seamless lightweight construction.
Feetures are the number one performance running sock brand in the USA. Known for offering targeted compression, an anatomical design which reduces the risk of blisters, a seamless toe and a lifetime guarantee, they are expected to be a huge hit in the UK market.
Compressport make clothing for improved performance, recovery and relief. Much loved among the ultra-running community, their products combine the highest technology with the latest trends and are manufactured to the highest quality in Europe. Market leader NATHAN will also be present, with best-selling running essentials including hydration vests, belts, running packs, active visibility and reflective gear and much more.
2pure bring a number of accessories brands to The National Running Show. Sunglass manufacturer goodr will be showcasing their fun, fashionable and functional sunglasses, while Fitletic and Flipbelt will be selling their high quality, comfortable running belts. Lock Laces feature with their original, elastic no-tie shoelaces, and Body Glide will be presenting its exceptional anti-chafing and blister prevention products. Number one Kinesiology Tape brand in the USA KT Tape will be also be present and showing how the tape can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as knee pain, sprained ankles and plantar fasciitis.
Runners can also look forward to a wide range of nutrition brands to help them perform at their best. Honey Stinger makes nutritious and great-tasting honey-based foods including energy bars, energy gels and organic chews, while MuleBar makes natural energy products for sport with a strong commitment to environmentally responsible fair trade. Osmo offers scientifically developed hydration and recovery products using natural ingredients, and Run Gum makes caffeine-infused chewing gum to keep runners alert, focused and energised.
Remodeez and Tiger Tail complete the list of 2pure brands at The National Running Show. A must for the kit bag, Remodeez provides an odourless and non-toxic solution to remove everyday odours from footwear, gloves, backpacks, laundry and more. Finally, Tiger Tail massage tools give runners the power to massage their whole body to relieve sore muscles, release trigger points and aid recovery from exercise.
The National Running Show is the first show of its kind, gathering sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers, communities and expert speakers together under one roof for the benefit of the running community. The event won the award for Best Launch and Best Show Director at the EN Indy Awards 2018, where it was also shortlisted for Best Feature Area. It also won the award for Best Consumer Show Launch at the 2018 AEO Excellence Awards and was shortlisted in the Show Rising Star category at the Exhibition News Awards.
Over 32,000 tickets have already been sold for the 2019 event.
Mike Seaman, Director of Raccoon Events, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome a fantastic range of 2pure brands to The National Running Show in 2019. Between them these brands cover the key running essentials of footwear, apparel, accessories, nutrition and hydration, and it is the perfect time for runners to be exploring their options ahead of race season. We are extremely proud to have a first-class line-up of exhibitors, sponsors, partners and speakers confirmed for the 2019 event.”
Limited retail opportunities remain for The National Running Show 2019; anyone interested should contact Mike Seaman directly by email at [email protected]
The National Running Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January, 2019. Go to nationalrunningshow.com for further details and tickets, like the Facebook page and follow @nationalrunshow #runshow19 on Twitter and Instagram.