25–26 Jan 2025 217 days to go! #RunShow

Show Info

About the event

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2025.

Which hall is the show at?

The National Running Show is in hall 18 & 19

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?

You can book your tickets through See Tickets

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

How do I claim and assign my tickets?

The tickets will need to be claimed and assigned to those who you are coming to the show with. If you head to the link here and follow and enter your order reference number and email you will then need to follow the instructions to claim a ticket for yourself and assign the remaining tickets. 

Once they have been assigned an email will be sent to the user inviting them to accept the ticket. 

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

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.

Getting There

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 £18.95 on the day, £13.95 if booked in advance, which you can do by clicking here.

Where can I stay nearby?

We’ve officially partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to give this year’s attendees access to exclusively discounted hotels at selected properties near to the event.

Save up to 30% and fully flexible rates are available. Due to increasing demand we’d recommend to book soonest through the EventBeds™ booking widget or for groups of 6+ you can contact their Concierge Team directly at [email protected] with your requirements. Their office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm.

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

Guaranteed Charging:
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.

How can I travel sustainably to the show?

When planning your travel please consider your carbon footprint:

  1. Travel on public transport or actively where possible (nearest train line is Birmingham International which brings you straight into the NEC) – save ££ by booking train/coach tickets in advance
  2. If travelling by car then we encourage car sharing with others you know and/or potentially using car sharing apps like liftshare.com or blablacar.com – save ££ when you book NEC car park tickets in advance
  3. Combine 1 and 2 – have you thought about connecting with local public transport and bike hire schemes – see tfwm.org.uk for bike hire and park and ride options
  4. Carbon offsetting your travel – we are encouraging all visitors to donate £2 to offset their carbon footprint on travelling to the show


Will you have a quiet space available?

We will have small area reserved should a visitor need a few moments away from the Show floor – to find out more about this or speak to the team contact [email protected]

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall

Is the venue accessible?

The NEC aims to be fully user-friendly for visitors with access needs. This is a quick guide to some of their facilities.