About the event
The show will be open 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2024.
Which hall is the show at?
The National Running Show is in hall 4
Can I bring my pet?
Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.
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.
My question isn’t here
If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]
Where can I get tickets?
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!
Why can I only register 2 adults in my order?
Due to a lot of duplications with ticket ordering, we are now limiting the number of complimentary tickets per email address. If you are booking tickets on behalf of someone else then please book using a different email address so that the tickets are sent directly to the person attending. If you have any questions then please contact [email protected]
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.
How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?
Car Parking at the NEC
The NEC has numerous car parks that are more broadly categorised into North, East, South and West. All in all there are over 20,000 onsite parking spaces!
The NEC has designated car park spaces for visitors with disabilities.
The cost of parking in an onsite car parking space is £16.95 on the day, £12.85 if booked in advance, which you can do by clicking here.
Where can I stay nearby?
We’ve partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to offer exclusive deals at localised hotels with savings of up to 30%. Due to increasing demand and the event a few weeks away, we’d recommend to book soonest through the EventBeds VIP Concierge page here or you can contact their Concierge Team directly at [email protected] with your requirements
Electric Vehicle Charging
The NEC have now installed 22 slow charging EV charging points for visitors with electric or hybrid vehicles with each the points will delivering a minimum of 3.5 k These are available on a first come first served basis.
EV charging points are located in the below car parks when they are open:
- North Car Park 2 (2 charging points)
- East Car Park 1 (6 charging points)
- South 7 (6 charging points)
The charge points require a type 2 connector lead. More information can be found in the NEC Charge Points User Guide
If you would like to guarantee an EV charging point for the day, we also have eight bookable points in our Premium NEC Express 1 Car Park. Charger use fees are outlined in the user guide below and normal parking fees also apply. The charge points require a type 2 connector lead. More information can be found in the NEC Charge Points User Guide.