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]

Tickets

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

Accessibility

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.

Run Archery

Sponsored by

Archery GB

This is your chance to have a go of archery for free at the National Running Show. Located between the Travelator and VIP area is Archery GB where you can experience the thrill of archery and be introduced to the all-new discipline of Run Archery. No matter your age and ability, we will guide you shooting your first arrows and hitting your target.

FotoGoto

Come and meet FotoGoto at Stand F32, They will also be roaming around (in Pink t-shirts) taking LIVE marketing photos over both days, they will be shooting the AWARD ceremony on Saturday evening, and will have a Photographer at the Assault Course Challenge Activation on both days. You can access your FREE event photos by going to the link: https://nationalrunningshow.fotogoto.com/2024

Or by scanning the QR code below:

Rhino Boy Chris - Q&A

Chris “Rhino Boy” Green, an Ambassador for UK Charity Save the Rhino International , is no stranger to running. Charging around streets and trails is what Chris does best, and on 21 April 2024, he’ll be taking on his 100th rhino costume marathon at the London Marathon. For 15 years, Chris has fundraised for Save the Rhino, raising vital awareness of the important work of the charity. Naturally, his knowledge of marathon running and fundraising is incredible, and we invite you to join Rhino Boy Chris for a Q&A about all things running for charity!

Come along to the Run Club Hub at 1pm on Sunday 21st of January to participate in Rhino Boy Chris' Q&A.

nrs sunday 5km run

Join us on Sunday 21 January 2024 before Day 2 of the National Running Show for an easy 5km run!

We will be meeting at 7:30am outside the main entrance to the NEC for an easy 5km run with some fun drills with Runna coaches and The Running Channel presenters.

This distance has now sold out, please join the waiting list to be notified should a place become available.

Women's Running

Medals For Kids

Sponsored by

runr

Under your bed, or at the back of a drawer?

Wherever your old medals are tucked away, why not donate them as inspiration for kids to get out and run?

Donate your old medals to Runr on stand E48 at the National Running Show! Visit the Runr website for more information

#RunShow 2024

Stretch and Mobility for Runners

Sponsored by

Ania Gabb Personal Training

With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry I’ve seen my fair share of clients and also their injuries. As a runner I love how strong my body has become from teaching different styles of classes from yoga & pilates to boxing and hiit. I love teaching stretch & mobility to pass on my knowledge of how it helps prevent injuries, as well as the importance of cross training for runners. Having good mobility through practicing dynamic stretches can help ensure that all the joints of your body are moving optimally, including running. 

My stretch and mobility classes consist of a mix of yoga and pilates moves, as well as basic stretches to help you build a more agile body. I will also be providing ‘marathon training tips’ for anyone running their first marathon or their 100th. Through my own experience, my clients, and knowledge, I can help answer any questions you may have from training plans, to nutrition, and recovery. To follow on I will be teaching ‘Strength for runners’ and demonstrating, in my opinion, the best strength exercises to incorporate into your training that I feel will help you become a stronger and injury free runner.

Stretch and mobility class:

Stretch and Mobility incorporates a mix of yoga, pilates, mobility, flexibility, and gentle stretching. I create a workout that helps you as a runner to move more freely and ease any tightness within the body, including hips, back, and shoulders. As well as mobilising the body, the class focuses on the posterior chain to create a stronger body and core to help ease those problem areas.

Marathon Tips

Whether you’re a complete marathon novice or a pro, we all learn something new. I will be sharing my own personal experiences, clients experiences, and knowledge, from personalised training programs, nutrition, strength, and recovery.

Strength

This class will take you through some simple bodyweight exercises to help you build a stronger body and prevent injury. We’ll dive deep into the importance of single leg work, core, and plyometric training. Available for all levels. 

Schedule:

10:00 - 10:20 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

10:45 - 11:05 - Strength & Core for Runners

11:30 - 11:50 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

12:00 - 12:30 - Marathon Questions / Tips

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12:30 - 13:45 - Lunch

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13:45 - 14:05 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

14:30 - 14:50 - Strength & Core for Runners

15:15 - 15:35 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

16:00 - 16:30 - Marathon Questions / Tips

ERC Conversations: Empowerment, Representation, Community

Sponsored by

Emancipated Run Crew

Please come and meet members of the Emancipated Run Crew who will be sharing their stories on how they got involved in running and the impacts of being part of a running community like ERC. Hear how our members went from couch potatoes and 5k surfers to marathon runners; from injured and out to embarking on their triathlon journeys; female and diversity - representation in ultras, running through menopause, the importance of community to support mental health and more.

Check back to this space closer to the show for scheduling.

givestar boost donate challenge

givestar, the next gen. fundraising platform for today’s mobile-first, cashless society is challenging you to take on the givestar Boost Donate Challenge in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital. The challenge is an obstacle course made up of 5 testing apparatus.

To see if you've got what it takes come to the stand (E10), make a £5 donation to Birmingham Children's Hospital using givestar's Boost Donate contactless donation technology and take on the obstacle course. Spot prizes are on offer and we won't just be looking for speed, style is important too!!

What's more, every person that makes a donation during the show will be entered into a prize draw to win £500.

With thanks to Wolf Run for providing the obstacle course equipment for this show feature

Find out more about Wolf Run at the show on stand J80!

Run3D Running Injury Clinic

Sponsored by

Run3D

TREAT INJURIES. RUN FASTER. MOVE BETTER

With data driven decisions for optimal results

Run3D, the gold-standard in gait and musculoskeletal analysis, is back at the National Running Show with their previously sold-out service. 

Only 30 Slots Available -  Book now to address your running injuries and improve running efficiency. Book here.

Developed by scientists from Oxford University, Run3D harnesses the power of advanced 3D motion capture technology to accurately measure your movement patterns, gaining data driven insight into your biomechanics for individualised treatment plans and performance recommendations.

Our team of experts are here to empower you with the information you need to optimise your movement.

Why Choose Run3D?

  1. Unmatched Accuracy: Our cutting-edge technology captures every intricate detail of your movement, allowing our experts to analyse your running gait with unparalleled precision. With Run3D, you'll gain valuable insights into your running mechanics like never before.
  2. Expert Scientific Knowledge: Developed by Oxford University scientists, our analysis methods are grounded in rigorous research and extensive expertise. Whether you need help with an injury or are seeking to improve your running gait, you can trust our team of specialists to provide you with evidence-based recommendations tailored to your specific needs.
  3. Onsite Convenience: No need to travel or wait for a clinic appointment. We're bringing the power of Run3D directly to The National Running Show. By booking your assessment today, you'll have the unique opportunity to receive comprehensive analysis and personalised advice right at the heart of the event.

What to Expect From Your 45-Minute Appointment:

  1. Comprehensive Gait Analysis: We will utilise the powerful Run3D technology to capture and analyse your movement with incredible precision. This process will provide valuable insights into your running mechanics and the data will serve as the foundation of your individualised recommendations.
  2. Results Review: We will guide you through a detailed review of the analysis findings. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how your body moves and the factors influencing your running injury risk and running efficiency.
  3. Personalised Treatment and Recommendations: Armed with the insights gained from the analysis, our team will provide you with targeted recommendations to address your specific needs. We will offer advice on exercises, gait modifications, and strategies to optimise your running technique, address existing injuries and prevent future injuries. You will be given a copy of your results as well as a summary report to take away with you. 

Run3D is suitable for runners of any age and ability. With only 30 slots available, this service is usually sold-out in advance, secure your appointment today to uncover the key insights that will transform your running technique and help you conquer any obstacles that come your way. Book here.

Run3D Running Injury Clinic

We are excited to announce that we are also introducing a dedicated running injury clinic at the event, featuring a multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Sports Therapists. Please note that this service is available for on-the-day bookings only and so if you're injured and wish to consult with one of our specialists, visit our stand early to secure your appointment and avoid disappointment.

Running Greener

Sponsored by

You up for being part of the FIRST EVER RUNNING GREENER movement at the
National Running Show?
Of course you are! Because imagine if you could enjoy running the way you love to, going to events, getting outdoors, the headspace you need, being part of the community and having fun BUT with a couple of less pairs of trainers, new repair skills, eating natural, a renewed connection to nature, time saved through staying local, new lift share buddies, more money in your pocket…and a whole host of other exciting opportunities to show you care for the places we run through. We can help you do just this!

Come and join us to drink healthy coffee, pick up tips, learn new skills, share your ideas, meet and greet some awesome runners and organisations and take some easy actions then and there. Show up, show you care and let’s enjoy Running Greener together (stand K76).

The stand will be packed full of exciting things to do and try:

  • Journey through our action trail to meet and find out about some amazing
    organisations ready to support your Greener Running: Trees Not Tees, The Running out
    of Time Relay, Re-action Collective, One Good Thing, The Green Runners and Pair Ups
  • Get going with some positive actions then and there
  • Join workshops to help you learn how to repair and make kit and trainers last longer
  • Taste some amazing wrapper free, yes completely wrapper free, running nutrition bars
  • Get a bespoke Running Greener print added to your old favourite tee
  • Meet and greet some amazing green runners, including the Spine Record holder
    Jasmin Paris and World Champion Triathlete Kate Strong.
  • Share your ideas to help build a live illustration of what Running Greener means to you
  • Drink delicious healthy Exhale coffee and much more….

Full line up to be announced soon.

Pain Free zone

Sponsored by

Our Biomechanics Assessment examines the major muscles, nerves and individual bone structures, such as the pelvis, spine, shoulders, knees and feet. Using normative values we determine areas of weakness or abnormal function to help steer clients to a pathway of pain-free function and improve performance. In addition we examine your Intrinsic Biomechanics, to assess potential risk of injury and performance limiters such as muscles not working properly or working too hard.

Book yourself in for a biomechanics assessment, testing either your:

  1. Posture and foot mechanics using inclinometers 
  2. Joint Force Profiling using dynamometers 
  3. Performance Assessment using Force Plates.

The pain free clinic provides a comprehensive assessment to give an insight into your potential injury risk and ways in which you could improve your movement efficiency.

Book in for one, two or all three of our assessments to understand how and why your body moves. 

Anyone who books into an assessment will have the ability to have a call with the team after the weekend to see what measures can be taken to ensure pain free, efficient movement. 

Book your hip and knee assessment here: https://calendly.com/brick-programming/hip-and-knee-assessment

Book your ankle and foot assessment here: https://calendly.com/brick-programming/posture-and-foot-mechanics-assessment

Book your posture assessment here: https://calendly.com/brick-programming/postural-assessment

If you’re competitive, why not come down and try to set the record in our acceleration test. There are prizes up for grabs so don’t miss out!

For more information in advance, do not hesitate to reach out and email us on: [email protected] or check us out on instagram: @brickprogramming.

Multi-Day Ultra Running Masterclass

Sponsored by

Ourea Events

Ourea Events organises some of the world's most challenging and highly regarded multi-day ultra-running events. This includes the Montane Dragon’s Back Race®, the Cape Wrath Ultra® and the SILVA Northern Traverse®.

When the Dragon’s Back Race® was resurrected in 2012, no one could have predicted the impact and reach of this event within the worldwide trail and mountain running community. Ourea Events can rightfully claim to have played a pivotal role in the rise of ultra-running events and is widely acknowledged as the gold standard race organiser.

Multi-day ultras are famously hard to complete, but this doesn’t mean impossible. With encouragement, training and the right approach most capable runners will be able a start with a good chance of success.

In these Multi-Day Ultra Running Masterclass sessions, we draw upon the experience of past participants and experts so that you can unleash your true potential when you start your next multi-day ultra-race.

Saturday 

10:30 – Hugh Chatfield – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race®

11:30 – Vassos Alexander – Dragon’s Back Race® participant, journalist and author

12:30 – Marcus Scotney – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and Cape Wrath Ultra®

13:30 – Jo Meek – Winner of the Cape Wrath Ultra®

14:30 – Mzukisi ‘Zukie’ Tandathu – Dragon’s Back Race® participant and representative of the Black Trail Runners

15:30 – James Nobles  – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and SILVA Northern Traverse™

Sunday 

11:30 – Robyn Cassidy – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race®

13:30 – Lisa Watson – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and SILVA Northern Traverse™

14:30 – Renee McGregor – Sport’s Dietitian, ultra-runner and author

15:00 – Jasmin Paris – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and Co-founder of the Green Runners

15:30 - Beth Pascall – Dragon’s Back Race® participant and Bob Graham Round record holder

Donation Station

Sponsored by

Collections 4 Clothes

Collection Clothes Ltd trades as Collection 4 Clothes, and they are an ethical recycling business that give pre-loved items a second life, which in turn limits perfectly wearable clothes going to landfill.

Collection 4 Clothes provide a win-win clothes recycling solution that their team are immensely proud of. They do their bit to help the environment, build the funds of charities, and recycle items to give them a new lease of life.

Collection4Clothes+ have been the recipient of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital 100 Heroes award, an award that recognises the biggest fundraising efforts made by businesses and the public every year.

By filling the donation station with your preloved items, you are directly helping and supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Check out Collections 4 Clothes on Facebook, X and Instagram.

What you can put into the collection station:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Accessories
  • Unwanted Gifts

ultra awesome workshop Area

The Ultra Awesome Workshop Area is an interactive area designed for you to learn everything and anything about trail and ultra running.

Check back to this page for more information soon.

the ocr zone

Sponsored by

The Wolf Run is an exhilarating outdoor fitness adventure that combines all the best features of mud, water, woodland trails and epic obstacles.

It’s an extraordinary opportunity for individuals to break free from the confines of everyday life and immerse themselves in our natural surroundings, achieve personal/team goals and enjoy a festival type atmosphere where runners of all ages and abilities are welcome.

the travelator

Seen at the National Running Show South 2021 and Making it's National Running Show debut, the travelator is BACK!

Have you got what it takes to beat the travelator at the show? We can't wait to see your attempts, fails and victories (hopefully).

Harrier Trail Running Zone

Sponsored by

Join Harrier Trail Running for expert talks, kit guidance and all things trails. We will be hosting some big names in trail, fell and ultra running with top tips and stories. There will also be exciting competitions and giveaways. If you are looking for guidance on how to get into trail running, or you're a seasoned pro we are here for you. Find your perfect race vest, get started with poles and a whole host of other exciting things for trail, fell and ultra runners

Take a look at the schedule from the 2024 show:

Saturday 20th January

10am - Dan Summers - How To Run with Poles

11am - Gary House - How To Back Yourself and Build Confidence for Events

12pm - Dan Summers - How To Run with Poles

1pm - Gary House - How to build a great social media following without having a meltdown

2pm - Loyd Purvis - Trail Running for Adventure 

3pm - Keri Wallace - Training and Racing as a Parent

Sunday 21st January

10am - Kate Parker - How To Run with Poles

11am - Rhys Jenkins - Ultra running Q&A, Setting and achieving BIG goals

12pm - Keri Wallace - Training and Racing as a Parent

1pm - Kate Parker - How To Run with Poles

2pm - Loyd Purvis - Trail Running for Adventure

iFoot Healthcare - Foot Scanning & Bespoke Orthotic

Sponsored by

iFoot are the only clinic in the country that offers Footcare, Bespoke Orthotics, Foot Scanning, Shockwave Therapy and a Bespoke Shoe Service. If you are in pain or you are suffering with your feet and you have reached the end of the road then look no further!

Shockwave Therapy Treatment -

The Miracle Cure! Works on any part of the body. Repairs damaged muscles and soft tissue and gives relief almost immediately. It relieves pain such as arthritic joints & gout. Carpal tunnel, bakers Cyst.

Foot Scanning -

This enables us to see a better understanding of the way your body is performing relating to your gait.  It gives Enertor who make our orthotics graphs to study and 3d images with a video to give you the best devices possible.  Foot Scanning is as close to that of a 3rd of a human hair which gives you confidence in us and the technology that we use. Leg discrepancy and many other factors are recorded and picked up from scanning the feet and this cannot be done when using treadmills, foam boxes and heating devices which are moulded to the foot  When looking at your scan we can diagnose your problem and then go onto giving you your bespoke product or treatment.

Bespoke Orthotics -

We upholster and make custom made orthotics. Enertor is the manufacturer. Our foot specialist works very closely with Bente who is the founder of Enertor. We listen to our customers which enables us to build a treatment plan and then to create your devices, you will need a consultation and a foot scan for us to do this.

Home Fitness Zone

Sponsored by

Come to stand F70 with Powerhouse Fitness for your chance to win a brand NEW Taurus Elite Rowing machine, worth £699. If you think you can row 200m blind folded and stop exactly on the 200m mark then come along and give this a go. Whilst you’re here, why not also compete in our "versus" challenge and go head-to-head to win a variety of prizes! 

Try out our equipment with help at hand to answer any questions you may have. We will have a variety of Rowing Machines, Exercise Bikes, Air Bikes, Free Weights, Functional Kit and Multi-Gyms to give visitors a chance to use a range of our products. 

We look forward to seeing you at the National Running Show 2023.

The Run Club Hub By England Athletics

Sponsored by

The meeting place for all running communities.

Heading to The National Running Show with your run club or part of a club or community? Make the most of our Run Club Hub! The Hub will be the home for runners to chat with members of their running club or other clubs.

Giving you a chance to put faces to names to faces as you will be able to meet up with members of your online running community who you may have not actually met before!

zenb seating area

Sponsored by

Catch ZENB at the National Running show, where we will be serving free hot samples of our award-winning high protein, 100% yellow pea pasta, combined with one of our whole vegetable Gourmet Sauces.


You will also be able to purchase ZENB products, including our brand-new Agile Bowls and Everyday Shopper and enter our exciting competition to win a trip to Barcelona!

Food bank donation drop off point

Supporting

The UK is seeing record numbers of people needing a foodbank, people who are struggling financially due to the cost-of-living crisis and finding themselves having to choose whether to heat their home or eat. Foodbanks provide nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels and support to local people who are referred to them in a crisis working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The National Running Show is proud to be supporting the running community to help the local community by having a Food Bank Donation Drop Off Point at the show. We are asking visitors to bring donations, from the list below, along to the show to be shared between Sparkhill and Kingfisher foodbanks in Birmingham. Please join us in supporting those in need.

Recycling Centre

Sponsored by

Preloved Sports is a Community Interest Company aiming to reduce unnecessary waste heading to landfill by reselling your Preloved Sports clothing, shoes and accessories, raising money for charity and supporting individuals in need.

We understand that cycling, running and fitness in general has become extremely popular and we  know how important fitness is to improve a person’s mental health. Unfortunately, with this increased popularity, comes an increase in unnecessary waste. 

We can all play our part in helping reduce unnecessary waste, protecting our local environment and preserving what we can for future generations. You can help us achieve our mission by:

  1. Donating your Preloved Sports clothing, footwear and accessories to us. We love giving your Preloved Sports items a new home, either by reselling on our online shop so others can benefit from them, whilst donating the profits to charity, or redistributing the items to charities and organisations who help those in need.
  1. Looking for a bargain? Our range of Preloved items is ever changing, some of which have never been worn. You can get a great deal and our profits are donated to charity.
  1. By donating and buying with Preloved Sports, you are helping reduce the amount of waste entering landfill, protecting your local environment.

Preloved Sports aims to create a circular economy and make running, cycling and fitness, more accessible to others.

You can donate your Preloved Sports clothes, footwear and accessories at our stand at The National Running Show. Please ensure trainers are paired and that all items donated are clean. 

The Podiatry clinic

Sponsored by

Formthotics UK are delighted to be sponsoring the podiatry clinic at The National Running Show.

We’ll have our team of podiatrists on hand conducting free assessments for anyone who would like to find out more about how their feet function and how they can look after them while they stay active and healthy.

We’ll be offering fully custom fitted Formthotics from the stand, giving all day comfort with the leading, evidence based custom devices.

Parkour Playground

Sponsored by

Freerunning & Parkour workshops aimed at developing functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control and creative vision required to achieve the movement, whilst at the same time aiming to build confidence, determination, self-discipline and self-reliance, and a responsibility for one’s actions.

Check out the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 – 10:45     Live Parkour Performance

11:00 – 11:45     Parkour Workshop

12:45 – 13:15     Live Parkour Performance

13:30 – 14:00     Parkour Workshop

14:15 – 14:45     Live Parkour Performance

15:00 – 15:30     Parkour Workshop

13:45 – 16:15     Live Parkour Performance

16:30 – 17:00     Parkour Workshop

Jog-on running shoe recyCling bins

Sponsored by

JogOn –  removing 1 million pairs of running shoes from landfill. It is estimated that over 30m pairs of running shoes end up in landfill every year. Running shoes may have lost their usefulness to runners, but the shoes are still perfectly useful and wearable.

Actions:

Simply bring your old running shoes to a collection bin at The National Running Show or send your shoes direct to the JogOn HQ. Tie your running shoes together at the laces and make sure that they are tied tightly so that they do not come apart in transit.

What happens to the shoes:

We collect them and sort them, they are shipped to over 15 distribution points across Africa and South America. The shoes go to charities, NGOs and Disaster recovery zones when requests are made through charities.

Charge up and chill out with Actiph

Sponsored by Actiph Water

Sponsored by Actiph Water

Actiph Water invite you to our charge-up and chill out zone!

Actiph Water is Europe’s leading alkaline ionised water, supercharged to a pH of 9+ to help consumers charge up and achieve more every day.

We welcome you to come and take a seat on one of our colourful deck chairs, put your feet up and take a relaxing minute or two. We have a diverse range of healthy, function beverages we can offer you to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

We will be sampling all our products and are keen to hear your thoughts. Equally any questions, come and say hi to the team, we’ll be more than happy to help!

Discover your running identity with Arion

Sponsored by

Arion

We can learn a lot about you in just fifty steps…

🦶 We can generate your unique digital footstrike and gait analysis.

❤️‍🩹We can show you any potential injury risks through our predicted bioload.

🥇 We can produce over a dozen individual movements metrics to assess performance.

All of this data is unique to you and unique to the shoes on your feet. Its time you discovered your unique Running Identity!

Come and visit the ARION Exhibition at the national running show where you will have the opportunity to test multiple running shoes to see which is best suited to your unique running identity and get your results instantly sent to your phone

The Ice Bath challenge

Sponsored by

The Ice Bath Co provide cold water emersion to the masses. With the first Smart Ice Bath to the market, we are providing Ice Baths down to 2C that can be controlled from your mobile. During the National Running Show we will have a fully running Ice Bath for you to come and experience the cold waters for yourself and guided through the process by our team at The Ice Bath Co.

Can ice baths help you burn body fat? New research says yes. The authors of a new review published in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health say that taking a dip in cold water may be just the thing if you are looking to reduce the amount of unhealthy body fat that you have. Healthline

CPR workshop

Sign up for a live demonstration with Muriel Dempsie followed by some hands-on practice of how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use an AED (automated external defibrillator) which will mean you leave the show equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to potentially save a life.

When not running (or skipping) she works as a nurse lecturer. Cardiac care remains her passion and she delivers CPR/defibrillation training to friends and fellow runners overseas as she firmly believes everyone should know what to do in the event of being faced with a person in sudden cardiac arrest. She states ‘equipping every runner with the confidence and skills to save a life can only further enhance what is already a fantastic, positive community’.

A sudden cardiac arrest is a serious emergency and can happen at anytime. Bystanders must act quickly in order to improve the chance of survival. The skills required are quick to learn and easy to do.

Check back to this space closer to the show to book your CPR Workshop.

Wings for Life & Myoset Massages

Sponsored by

Wings for Life World Run

Free Spinal Assessments and Massages with Wings for Life & Myoset

The Wings for Life World Run Stand will be offering free spinal assessments followed by a 5-10 minute massage thanks to the physiotherapist specialists from Myoset.

The Wings for Life World Run is a unique running event that takes place virtually on Sunday 8th May. It’s an event like no other – everyone starts at the same time, worldwide – AND it raises money to help find a cure for spinal cord injury. Professional athletes, fun runners and total beginners are all in it together against the Catcher Car. The moving finish line (the Catcher Car) begins its pursuit 30 minutes after the start of the race, passing runners and wheelchair users one after the other until the race is over. It’s a race for anyone, where everyone wins!

The best bit?  100% of entry fees and donations goes directly to spinal cord research to find a cure for spinal cord injury.  Red Bull brings this amazing event to life by covering all admin costs of the event and the Wings for Life charity itself.

So if you fancy a spinal assessment and/or massage make your way to the Wings for Life World Run Stand over the weekend.  Physio sessions will be on a first come first served basis and free of charge.

Pilates Studio

Sponsored by

Stuck in a cycle of running injuries and niggles? Just want to get out and enjoy running consistently?

Not sure what to do, or where to start to support your running? If this sounds familiar then Pilates for Runners could help you!

Come and find us and try one of the following FREE taster sessions we’re doing over the weekend:

Single Leg Stability

 Foot, Calf and Ankle Strength (great if you get tight calves!)

Essential Strength for Runners

5 Great Stretches for Runners

Core for Runners

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Sports Tours International Travel Centre

Sponsored by

The Sports Tours International Group are delighted to be able to bring their dedicated Sports Tours International Travel Centre to the Running Show in Birmingham for the first time.

Sports Tours International are the active lifestyle community’s specialist travel and tour operator bringing the very best in worldwide Marathon Tours and the World’s largest active lifestyle resort at Club La Santa in Lanzarote to attendees of The Running Show.  As a special show offer, we are delighted to be able to offer all attendees the chance to attend this year’s BMW Berlin Marathon, which is a truly legendary event, for those who book with us on-site at the show. Not only is it one of the 6 World Marathon Majors, but it is currently the Marathon World record course, and known as the fastest marathon in the world!  So, if it’s your first marathon or if you want to improve your marathon time, this is the perfect event to do so! Also, the Travel Centre will provide the opportunity to book a stay at the world-famous sports resort based in Lanzarote, Club La Santa, the perfect year-round destination for both training and relaxing. Ideal for groups, families, couples, and individuals who can experience this not to be missed active lifestyle resort at a dedicated Running Show package rate.   

Sports Tours International will be offering prizes for Running Show attendees who enter our competition on site and pre-event so watch this space!

The National Running Show Shop

Come visit us at our shop to get your hands on National Running Show merchandise! Our friends at Scimitar have designed a stunning collection of National Running Show-branded running vests, t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts that can be found exclusively at the show, with each product made with 100% recycled polyester. Purchase sustainable apparel to keep as a souvenir and enjoy while on your running adventures, safe in the knowledge that each product is made with at least six recycled plastic bottles.

If you missed your chance to get your National Running Show merchandise at the show, head over to our shop to order on your way home!

*Slogans by WorryLessDesigns

VIP Lounge

The VIP lounge will play host to our speakers and VIP ticket holders whilst providing a moment of respite from the busy show floor.

With comfortable seating and refreshments available, the lounge will give our VIP visitors a change to network, meet like-minded people, mingle with our speakers and reboot before heading back out into the event.

VIP visitors will also have special goodie-bags with all sorts of run-themed products.

Kids Lane

Your child’s lifelong love of being active starts at the running show!

Check back to this page for more information soon.

The Bra Fitting Bar

Sponsored by

Meet our Bra Bar sponsors – boobydoo, the sports bra experts!

Just like your trainers, a sports bra is a vital piece of your running kit, and it’s important to invest in one that’s going to provide you with the correct support.

Taking over our Bra Bar this year are boobydoo, home to the UK’s largest sports bra range.

Located on stand G2, we will be bringing with us a whole range of different brands and styles for you to try. From the award-winning brand Shock Absorber to well-known brands Panache and Freya, you are sure to find a running sports bra that’s supportive and comfortable for you.

Make sure to stop by for your free sports bra fitting or to chat to one of our experts, we will also be giving away some exciting goodie bags and have some fun competitions for you to enter! Visit the boobydoo website for expert fitting tips, advice and to browse their sports bra range.

The Events Village

Sponsored by

Plan your 2024 Running Calendar at The Events Village. Powered by RaceNation - one of the industry's leading event registration platforms - The Events Village will enable visitors to discuss, identify and sign up for a myriad of events happening throughout the UK in 2024.


Centrally within The Events Village sits the iconic interactive map. Use this to find an event in a suitable location, then simply scan the unique QR code to bring up all of the event information - including booking links - so that you can make the most of any exclusive promotions. The Events Village also plays host to a number of "pods" where you can meet Race Directors, ask questions about their events and register in person.


RaceNation is a leading Event Registration Platform with fully-integrated Fundraising capabilities and an innovative Event Day App. RaceNation is the platform of choice for thousands of endurance and charity event organisers.

The Strength Zone

Sponsored by

Renovate Wellness

  • Are you one of the 80% of runners who get injured every year?
  • Are you fed up of constant niggles interfering with your training and preventing you from achieving your running goals?
  • Spent more time cheering on your friends rather than participating in events?

Running, especially long distance running is catabolic – it breaks down muscle! Without running specific strength training you will gradually get weaker and injuries will become the norm. Strength and conditioning training is ESSENTIAL to help you avoid injury and run faster, further and stronger and smash your running goals!

Renovate Wellness is a boutique gym set up by physiotherapist and avid runner Nicky Edwards (who is speaking at the show) and her physiotherapist husband to help support runners of all abilities to reach their full potential. Whether that be participating in their first park run, running their first ½ or full marathon, or trying to smash a new PB over a particular distance.

Renovate on Demand’ is our brand new online service offering physiotherapist designed exercise videos specifically for runners. Choose from a quick 5min blast to a full 45min workout. There’s a huge variety to choose from such as Pilates, HIIT, Kettle bells, Body Weight Training, Low impact Strength Training, Resistance Band sessions, Flexibility & Stretching sessions, Running Form drills and so much more!

At the show we are hosting FREE mini sessions for you to join in and experience the benefits of ‘renovating’ your body!

Timetable coming soon…

The Running Track

Try out the latest running shoes and see how they perform on the running track.

The Run Cafe

The Run Café, at the centre of the show, is a great meeting point and the perfect place for a community catch up! Come and meet other visitors while you relax, unwind and refuel with our selection of vegan food and drinks available to buy. Should you wish to purchase non-vegan food and snacks, these will be available towards the back of the show.

Steve Cram Training Camps

Sponsored by

The Steve Cram Training Camp LIVE will be delivering a snapshot of what these fantastic coaching and training weekends offer annually. Steve will be on hand with many of the Camp regular contributors answering questions and offering advice from all areas of running training. Whatever your level, Steve’s ethos is that we can learn from the Elite’s, and the training camp weekends do exactly that in some of the UK’s most stunning surroundings. The live sessions run across both days to be announced soon.

Gait Analysis

Sponsored by

Chiltern Physiotherapy

Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Poor foot position can cause pain in your feet, knees, hips and lower back, as well as balance issues and poor posture. So many runners suffer recurrent niggles and injuries that could be prevented by correct foot position and biomechanics.

Specialist custom 3D printed orthotics loved by elite athletes but beneficial for EVERYONE!

Phits 3D printed insoles are the choice of elite athletes such as Lily Partridge, Charlotte Purdue, Aly Dixon, Natasha Cockram, Tom Evans, Ben Connor and Steph Davis.

Orthotic assessment with our expert Phits™ certified physiotherapists includes a gait analysis using a high speed footscan® (force platform) system that monitors the mechanics of your feet to identify any asymmetries or abnormalities, providing detailed information that simply cannot be seen with the human eye. The footscan® technology intuitively translates this dynamic data into the Phits Insole design to complement the expert knowledge of our physiotherapists and your personalised orthotics are then 3D printed to fit your exact requirements.

Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, our 3D printed Phits insoles will help your feet adopt the correct foot position, improve your movement efficiency and minimise your risk of injury. They are protected by D3O®, the leading impact protection material, which offers maximal shock absorption, comfort and extreme durability.

Orthotics can reduce pain by relieving pressure from the painful areas. The footscan® (force platform) system highlights where the forces are transmitted through your feet while you are in motion. We are able to see areas of excessive force that can be source of your problems and reduce these forces with orthotics to prevent problems before they even happen.

Orthotics aren’t just beneficial for pain relief, they are widely used as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of injury, minimise fatigue and improve running performance.

No two feet are the same – including yours! Unlike ‘off the shelf’ orthotics, our Phits™ orthotics are specific to each individual foot, and not a ‘generic’ pair.

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by

The Ultra & Trail Stage is sponsored by Erdinger Alkoholfrei and 13 Valleys Ultra. The Ultra & Trail Stage boasts the very best speakers from the world of Ultra as well as book signings, workshops, panels and the opportunity for off-the-record chats with your favourite runners and authors.

Whether you are ultra-curious and don't know where to start, or about to take on your 10th hundred miler, there is something for everyone. The Ultra & Trail Stage is THE place to come and ask questions, learn loads and meet your heroes over an Erdinger beer and a chat.

Our 2024 Ultra & Trail Stage hosts were David Hellard, Jody Raynsford & Sophie Power who welcomed to the stage an array of speakers such as Vassos Alexander, Jasmin Paris, Allie Bailey to name a few.

Check back to this space in the lead up to the show to view the 2025 schedule!

Running Skills Theatre

The Running Skills Theatre offers you practical advice from a wide range of expert speakers.

This is your opportunity to find out how to run better, how to recover faster, how to pace yourself and how to manage your nutrition. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after each presentation.

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by

Great Run Company

Sponsored by Great Run Company, get inspired by listening to some of the greatest runners of our time. Find out what motivates them, hear them share their stories and join the debate with a range of panel sessions. This stage is a popular feature of the show. There is also an opportunity to meet the celebrities after they have spoken in our ‘meet and greet’ area. This is your chance to get an autograph and that all important selfie.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Want to join the brands below and exhibit at The National Running Show?

Exhibitors

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Magazine Partner

@Club_Coaction coaching

F50

261 Fearless Club UK CIC

E53

361 Degrees

N54

Awards Sponsor

6633 Arctic Ultra

O62

7 Summits Snacks

H31

ABSOLUTE 360

F42

Acorns Children’s Hospice

D30

Actiph

G64

Active Leisure Events

I35

adidas

H20

Africa Marathons

J82

Altra

G10

Always Aim High Events

POD

Amphibian Apparel

C34

Applied Nutrition

K11

ASICS

I20

Be Your Happy Place

J61

Bearhug

J52

Beckford’s Rum

N53

Beet It Sport

B34

Bella & Duke

L52

Bimble and Bolt

G71

Official Charity Partner

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

E62 & L15

Bloomsbury Sport

E80

Bra Bar Sponsor

boobydoo

E2

Canal & River Trust

L50

Canicross (TS Coaching)

F23

Carmex

L23

CLIF

B52

Climategames

L46

Club La Santa

N20

Cock-a-doodle-doo Sports Marketing

G72

Colchester Half Marathon

O22

Combat Stress

I60

Coopah

F60

CPR with Muriel Dempsie

L56

Craft Sportswear

F10

d3 tape

D35

ddipp®

J31

Dogs Trust

I33

Dough ‘ay we

M41

Doughnutz

D32

ecoswash

N32

eGlove

F30

ELEAT

L54

Emancipated Run Crew

C51

Run Club Hub Sponsor

England Athletics

G60 & G70

Epic Paintball Events

K40

Equinox24 / Solstice24

J70

Ultra & Trail Stage Sponsor

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

M20

EventClip

M43

Eyepod

L21

Fast&Up

H32

Fauna & Flora

F62

Feetures

J20

Fenix

N50

FHIRST

H62

FLANCI

F2

Flapjackery

L61

Footprint Insole Technology

O21

GB Ultras

J72

Gert Lush Events

D40

Goat Drinks

H83

Good Running Events

F64

goodr

E10

Grangers

H4

Inspiration Stage Sponsor

Great Run Series

D40

Greenchef

L10

GU Energy

I32

Gymrush

H2

Hammer Nutrition

C37

Harrier Trail Running

M60 & N60

Harvey Maps

L40

HASKAPA

M52

Headway – The Brain Injury Association

E54

Heck Foods

E50

Hello Fresh

J81

Inspiration Stage Sponsor

High 5

B50

Hilltop Energy

C22

Hilly

G20 & G35

Honister.com

B37

Hyperice

E11

Ignite Run Coaching

N72

iMEDiCare

O23

Injinji

M70

INOV-8

K70

Instinct

M70

Isle of Wight Festival of Running

D40

Janji

L60

Jason Markk

J10

Jenny Bushell Adventures

N75

Kahtoola

M70

Kendal Mint Co.

H30

Kiprun

D20

Knockaround

M70

La Valette Marathon

E30

LightupU

I70

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

L20

Magnets4Wellbeing

F20

MelliGEL

C53

Merrell

M30

MISSION

O61

Mizuno

H10

MK Marathon Weekend

D40

Moi therapy

F21

Monkey Sox

G62

Mountain Fuel Sports Nutrition

H33

Mountain Top Mind

L11

Muscle Mechanics

O26

MuscleFlo

D52

Naak

M70

Nature Squared

M51

Nike Vision

L44

Nikwax

H35

Nixi Body

D50

NNormal

J20

NOTCH

F43

Oso Sportswear

N74

OTE Sports

G34

peBe

D51

Perky Booty

O20

Petzl

F51

Pilates Zone Sponsor

Pilates For Runners

M42

Pressio

F22

Protein Rebel

G30

PureXtracts

J62

Questars Adventure Races

D40

Race Harborough

D40

Race Ready

O24

The Event Village Sponsor

RaceNation

C30

Rat Race

K42

REdbEAR

C50

Revive Active

E51

Riverford Organic

J83

Ronhill

G20

RSPB

H61

Run Leicester Festival

D40

Run Plymouth

L63

Run Through

P61

Run2Paris

N51

Run3D

L30

RunDot

E32

Runna

H63

Running at 40 Plus

E31

Running Imp

J32

Running Trips / Kenya Experience

O25

Runr

J33

Runur Athletics LLC

J30

Salomon

L70

Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR Active

I74

Sapphire Spas

E52

Save Our Soles

P32

Scarpa

K60

Science in Sport

K50

See York Run York

P60

SHOKZ Sport Headphones

J50

SHYU socks

M53

Silber CBD+

F31

Skin In Motion

B53

Sports Tours International

N20

SSAFA

J51

Stanley Sports

N71

Steigen

C33

Steve Cram Training Camps

K20

Stretch Seat

L47

Styrkr

E40

SunVit-D3

N52

Sure Clinic

J12

Suunto

N81

Swimzi Ltd

G63

Synergy Pro360 Range

F33

Tails.com

C35

Tailwind Nutrition Limited

G32

The Gourmet Scotch Egg Co

D34

The Honest Bean Co.

N31

The Profiles Range

A31

The Run Box

C32

The Scar Wand

F53

OCR Zone Sponsor

The Wolf Run

K30

Therabody

I10

Threshold Sports

D40

TOETOE

J80

Tomorrow Cardiovascular Wellness

F32

TORQ

K80

Trail Goddess

J73

Trainer Trash Ltd

D33

True Motion

J20

Tub Tanks

L42

ucan

H82

Ultimate Direction

M70

Urban Peaks

N70

VÅGA

F40

Veloforte

J11

Vibram

J40

Vintage Trainers Ltd

H81

VJ

O60

VOOM Nutrition

I65

W2 Fitt

L62

We Run Bright

E61

Wild Deer Events

C31

Wild Moose

H60

Wings for Life World Run

E70

Women’s Running Magazine

D53

Working for Wildlife

D31, J71 & M40

WWF

M40

XMiles | SNB UK

J1

Zaini Hats

H34

Product Finder

Accessories

ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
Be Your Happy PlaceJ61
BearhugJ52
Craft SportswearF10
ecoswashN32
eGloveF30
EventClipM43
EyepodL21
FeeturesJ20
FenixN50
goodrE10
GrangersH4
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
Jason MarkkJ10
KahtoolaM70
KiprunD20
KnockaroundM70
LightupUI70
Moi therapyF21
Monkey SoxG62
Nike VisionL44
Nixi BodyD50
NOTCHF43
PetzlF51
RonhillG20
Running ImpJ32
RunrJ33
Runur Athletics LLCJ30
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Silber CBD+F31
Skin In MotionB53
Swimzi LtdG63
The Run BoxC32
TOETOEJ80
TORQK80
Trainer Trash LtdD33
Ultimate DirectionM70
Zaini HatsH34

Apps

ClimategamesL46
CoopahF60
Mountain Top MindL11
Race ReadyO24

Charity

Acorns Children's HospiceD30
Birmingham Children's HospitalE62 & L15
Canal & River TrustL50
Combat StressI60
Dogs TrustI33
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORTL20
Monkey SoxG62
RSPBH61
Run Leicester FestivalD40
SSAFAJ51
Wings for Life World RunE70
Working for WildlifeD31, J71 & M40
WWFM40

Clothing

261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
Amphibian ApparelC34
ASICSI20
Be Your Happy PlaceJ61
BearhugJ52
Bimble and BoltG71
Craft SportswearF10
ddipp®J31
ecoswashN32
FeeturesJ20
FLANCIF2
GB UltrasJ72
GymrushH2
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
InstinctM70
JanjiL60
KahtoolaM70
KiprunD20
MizunoH10
Nixi BodyD50
NNormalJ20
Oso SportswearN74
peBeD51
PetzlF51
PressioF22
REdbEARC50
RonhillG20
RunrJ33
Runur Athletics LLCJ30
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
StyrkrE40
Swimzi LtdG63
The Run BoxC32
TOETOEJ80
Ultimate DirectionM70
VÅGAF40
W2 FittL62
We Run BrightE61
Wild MooseH60
Zaini HatsH34

Distributors

Craft SportswearF10
Footprint Insole TechnologyO21
Trainer Trash LtdD33

Drinks

ActiphG64
Applied NutritionK11
Beckford's RumN53
Beet It SportB34
FHIRSTH62
Goat DrinksH83
GU EnergyI32
MISSIONO61
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32
TORQK80
VeloforteJ11
Wings for Life World RunE70

Financial Services

Fitness Equipment

ecoswashN32
FenixN50
INOV-8K70
KahtoolaM70
Moi therapyF21
Oso SportswearN74
Perky BootyO20
PressioF22
Run3DL30
Save Our SolesP32
ScarpaK60
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
TherabodyI10
Trainer Trash LtdD33

Food

Beet It SportB34
DoughnutzD32
ELEATL54
ERDINGER AlkoholfreiM20
FlapjackeryL61
GreenchefL10
GU EnergyI32
HASKAPAM52
Heck FoodsE50
Hello FreshJ81
Hilltop EnergyC22
Kendal Mint Co.H30
MelliGELC53
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
OTE SportsG34
Protein RebelG30
Riverford OrganicJ83
Tails.comC35
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32
The Honest Bean Co.N31
TORQK80
VeloforteJ11

Gels & Creams

Hilltop EnergyC22
Muscle MechanicsO26
OTE SportsG34
PureXtractsJ62
Silber CBD+F31
Skin In MotionB53
StyrkrE40
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32

Gyms

Moi therapyF21
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Silber CBD+F31

Health & Fitness Practitioners

Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
CPR with Muriel DempsieL56
Ignite Run CoachingN72
iMEDiCareO23
Moi therapyF21
Pilates For RunnersM42
Race ReadyO24
Revive ActiveE51
Run3DL30
Silber CBD+F31
Tomorrow Cardiovascular WellnessF32

Industry Body

England AthleticsG60 & G70

Kids & Running

ecoswashN32
Good Running EventsF64
Moi therapyF21
Run ThroughP61
Zaini HatsH34

Media

Bloomsbury SportE80
Women’s Running MagazineD53

Nutrition

7 Summits SnacksH31
Applied NutritionK11
Beet It SportB34
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
CLIFB52
ELEATL54
ERDINGER AlkoholfreiM20
GU EnergyI32
Hammer NutritionC37
High 5B50
Hilltop EnergyC22
MelliGELC53
MISSIONO61
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
NaakM70
Nature SquaredM51
Protein RebelG30
Revive ActiveE51
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Science in SportK50
StyrkrE40
SunVit-D3N52
Synergy Pro360 RangeF33
The Honest Bean Co.N31
TORQK80
ucanH82
USN UK
VeloforteJ11
VOOM NutritionI65

Race Software

RaceNationC30
Trainer Trash LtdD33

Recovery & Injury Prevention

Applied NutritionK11
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
d3 tapeD35
Footprint Insole TechnologyO21
HypericeE11
Kendal Mint Co.H30
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Top MindL11
Pilates For RunnersM42
Protein RebelG30
PureXtractsJ62
Race ReadyO24
Revive ActiveE51
Run3DL30
Save Our SolesP32
Silber CBD+F31
Sure ClinicJ12
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32
The Scar WandF53
TherabodyI10

Retailer

Beckford's RumN53
ecoswashN32
Footprint Insole TechnologyO21
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
KiprunD20
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
NOTCHF43
Oso SportswearN74
peBeD51
Runur Athletics LLCJ30
SalomonL70
Save Our SolesP32
Skin In MotionB53
Stretch SeatL47
StyrkrE40
TOETOEJ80
Trainer Trash LtdD33

Running Club

261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
eGloveF30
Good Running EventsF64
Moi therapyF21
Revive ActiveE51
Silber CBD+F31
StyrkrE40
Wild Deer EventsC31

Running Coaches

@Club_Coaction coachingF50
261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
CoopahF60
Ignite Run CoachingN72
Jenny Bushell AdventuresN75
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Top MindL11
RunnaH63
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
Steve Cram Training CampsK20

Running Communities

261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
6633 Arctic UltraO62
Aspire PR
Bad Boy Running Podcast
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
Colchester Half MarathonO22
CoopahF60
Emancipated Run CrewC51
Good Running EventsF64
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
Ignite Run CoachingN72
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Top MindL11
Race ReadyO24
Revive ActiveE51
Run ThroughP61
RunnaH63
Running at 40 PlusE31
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Silber CBD+F31
Steve Cram Training CampsK20
StyrkrE40

Running Events

13 Valleys
6633 Arctic UltraO62
Active Leisure EventsI35
Africa MarathonsJ82
Always Aim High EventsPOD
Colchester Half MarathonO22
GB UltrasJ72
Gert Lush EventsD40
Good Running EventsF64
Great Run SeriesD40
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
Jenny Bushell AdventuresN75
La Valette MarathonE30
MizunoH10
MK Marathon WeekendD40
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Top MindL11
Questars Adventure RacesD40
Race HarboroughD40
RaceNationC30
Rat RaceK42
Revive ActiveE51
Run Leicester FestivalD40
Run PlymouthL63
Run ThroughP61
Run2ParisN51
Running at 40 PlusE31
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
See York Run YorkP60
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Silber CBD+F31
Steve Cram Training CampsK20
The Wolf RunK30
Threshold SportsD40
TOETOEJ80
Wild Deer EventsC31
Wings for Life World RunE70

Running Memorabilia

NOTCHF43
Running ImpJ32

Socks

ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
BearhugJ52
FeeturesJ20
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
Monkey SoxG62
RonhillG20
Runur Athletics LLCJ30
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
SHYU socksM53
SteigenC33
TOETOEJ80
Ultimate DirectionM70
VibramJ40

Technology

ClimategamesL46
CoopahF60
ecoswashN32
FenixN50
HypericeE11
LightupUI70
PetzlF51
Save Our SolesP32
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Sure ClinicJ12

Trail Running

13 Valleys
361 DegreesN54
adidasH20
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
ecoswashN32
GB UltrasJ72
Good Running EventsF64
goodrE10
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
Harvey MapsL40
Ignite Run CoachingN72
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
JanjiL60
KiprunD20
MizunoH10
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Top MindL11
Questars Adventure RacesD40
Race HarboroughD40
Rat RaceK42
SalomonL70
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Save Our SolesP32
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Silber CBD+F31
TOETOEJ80
Ultimate DirectionM70
VibramJ40
VJO60
Wild Deer EventsC31
Wild MooseH60

Trainers & Sports Shoes

361 DegreesN54
ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
ASICSI20
Footprint Insole TechnologyO21
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
KiprunD20
MizunoH10
NNormalJ20
PetzlF51
PressioF22
RonhillG20
Save Our SolesP32
ScarpaK60
Ultimate DirectionM70
VibramJ40
VJO60

Travel & Experience

6633 Arctic UltraO62
Africa MarathonsJ82
Club La SantaN20
ecoswashN32
Good Running EventsF64
Questars Adventure RacesD40
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
Sports Tours InternationalN20
Urban PeaksN70

Ultra Running

13 Valleys
6633 Arctic UltraO62
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
ecoswashN32
GB UltrasJ72
Good Running EventsF64
goodrE10
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
Hilltop EnergyC22
InjinjiM70
JanjiL60
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
Mountain Top MindL11
Race HarboroughD40
Rat RaceK42
Revive ActiveE51
Runur Athletics LLCJ30
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Save Our SolesP32
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Silber CBD+F31
Ultimate DirectionM70
VJO60
Wild Deer EventsC31
Wild MooseH60

Welcome to the National Running Show 2024

WELCOME

Nathalie Davies

UK Managing Director
Raccoon Media Group

Welcome to the sixth edition of the National Running Show! I am thrilled that you are joining us for a weekend that is set to be a celebration of all things running. There really is something for everyone at the National Running Show so whether you’re lacing up your running shoes for the first time or you’re a seasoned marathoner, you’re in the right place. I’m sure you’ll agree that the speaker line-up is phenomenal, and I hope you gain insight and inspiration from the Olympians, athletes, explorers, experienced runners and those just starting their running journey, who will be speaking on the stages. This year we have a huge amount of scheduled content and even more fun, interactive features from the brilliant brands on the show floor so be sure to check out the ‘What’s On’ page when you’re planning your visit. Have an incredible time and perhaps I’ll see you on the travelator or on the Givestar Boost challenge during the weekend – I hope so!

Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi

Mebrahtom “Meb” Keflezighi is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time and is the only man in history to win the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, founder of the MEB Foundation, is committed to helping runners become the best versions of themselves, and to nurturing the sport of running for the next generation. Meb now offers coaching services and utilizes RunDot as his training platform of choice.

Deo Kato

Deo Kato

No one has run the length of Africa to London. Deo Kato is looking to change that statistic. On 24 July 2024, the Ugandan-born, London-based runner set off from Cape Town with the plan of not stopping until he arrives in the English capital. That’s a distance of more than 9,000 miles, all of which he’s hoping to complete within 381 days, while telling the story of human migration.

Dame Denise Lewis

Dame Denise Lewis

Dame Denise Lewis DBE is an accomplished presenter, broadcaster, former Olympic gold medal athlete and President of Commonwealth Games England. The former Gold Medal winning heptathlete, who holds the second highest number of points scored by a British heptathlete, has gone on to secure a successful broadcast career. Denise is one of the ‘golden girls’ of British athletics, winning gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and subsequently being inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. Denise has twice been runner-up in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards (in 1998 and 2000) and was honoured with an OBE in 2000, a Damehood in 2023 and a Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in the same year.

Since her retirement from Athletics, Denise has undertaken an array of television work including commentating on high profile athletics events and fronting shows such as BBC’s Secret Britain and Right on the Money. She is considered one of the BBC’s most credible commentators, which has seen her cover many key athletics events both at home and abroad, from the Commonwealth Games to the London Olympics. She took part in ITV’s Don’t Rock the Boat in November 2020 and The Masked Dancer, reaching the semi-final in 2022. She has been an activewear and Golf brand ambassador for Next since 2021, and has worked with multiple other brands including L’Oréal, Google, Haven and Purple Bricks.

Jack Scott

Jack Scott

Jack Scott is a 29 year old INOV-8 sponsored ultrarunner from Staffordshire. In January 2024 he won The Winter Spine (known as Britain’s Most Brutal Race) in a record breaking time of 72 hours, 55 mins and 5 seconds, smashing the previous record by over ten hours, achieving what most people on the scene thought was impossible. Jack found running at a time in his life where he needed it – when he was in the throes of gambling addiction. He has achieved more in the few short years he has been doing it than most do in a lifetime and is surely one of the sport’s most exciting prospects.

Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris is a mother-of-two, long distance fell runner, small animal vet and research scientist, who was launched into the media spotlight in January 2019 when she won the 268-mile Montane Spine race outright, breaking the overall record by 12 hours, and beating her nearest rival by 15 hours.

Although very active outdoors throughout childhood, it was not until 2008, whilst working for a year as a small animal vet in Glossop that she started fell running.  In 2015, Jasmin finished first lady and second overall at the infamous Dragon’s Back race, and the same year she won the British Fellrunning Championship for the first time. In 2016, she gained international recognition by winning the Skyrunning Extreme Series, and the same year she broke records for the three classic UK 24-hour hill challenges. In 2017, Jasmin gave birth to her daughter Rowan. She returned to racing by winning the British Fellrunning Championship in 2018, and thereafter the Spine in 2019. Her second child, Bryn, was born in 2020. Jasmin returned to racing with a win at UTMR in 2021.

In early 2022 she became the first woman in 9 years to complete a fun run (3 loops) at the notorious Barkley Marathons in Tennessee. In 2023 she returned to the event and finished a fun run in time to start a fourth loop but failed to complete that within the time limit.

Jasmin is currently working as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where she combines clinical work with research focused on chronic liver diseases in humans and dogs.

David Hellard

David Hellard

David Hellard is an adventurer, obstacle race enthusiast, ultra marathon runner, running journalist, founder of Caffeine Bullet and presenter on The Bad Boy Running Podcast. … In 2016 he finished as the first Brit in the Marathon Des Sables, one of the hardest ultra marathons in the world.

Iwan Thomas MBE

Iwan Thomas MBE

Iwan Thomas is an Olympic silver medallist and a former European and Commonwealth 400m Champion. He became the fastest  400m British runner after breaking the British Record twenty years ago.

Since retiring from athletics, he is a regular presenter on The One Show and an accomplished live-events presenter, having hosted the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Susie Chan

Susie Chan

Susie Chan is an Endurance Runner, who takes on races of all distances from 1 mile to 100 miles. She is a veteran of several Marathon des Sables, runs 100 mile non-stop races, and through jungles. She has also finished all of the World Marathon Majors.

As well as running, Susie can be found talking about running in interviews, on the radio and in magazines, as well as commentating at races. You can follow Susie Chan,  the “number 1 runner to follow on Instagram” according to Runners World, and her running adventures on social media.

Susie is a Peloton Instructor who is all about helping you be the best version of yourself today.

Arj Thiruchelvam

Arj Thiruchelvam

Arj is a highly accomplished running and performance coach who has written Sports Science Degrees and helped more than 2000 people, from novices to Team GB Olympians, smash their personal bests across all distances.

Utilising his experience as a Decathlete and having worked with world leads in Nutrition and Athletics, Arj uses his own scientific model to provide clear guidance based on the latest research.

His vast knowledge means he is regularly asked to feature on national TV & radio, in print and online, which complements his belief that everyone should have access to elite level coaching tips.

Arj is the founder of Performance Physique and was shortlisted for the National Running Show 2024 Coach of the Year Award. 

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running as well as all the tough questions that come with it, like whether you can watch reality TV while you cross train and how many packets of crisps can fuel a training run. She’s always up for new challenges and for learning new things, and she’s documenting all of it on the podcast.

Sarah Hartley

Sarah Hartley

I started running at University in 2018, after talking to a friend and us both wondering if we could run 5k in one go. It turned out we could (just about), but we then set ourselves the challenge of getting our time down from 45 minutes to 25, which we did! 4 years later and I’ve stepped up from 5k to 10 and beyond, completing my first marathon in October 2021, and then going on to complete my first ultra at Thailand by UTMB in December 2021. I’ve definitely caught the ultra bug now and have lots more races on my bucket list for the future! I love running because no matter how hard it feels or how long or short the run is, it is guaranteed to put me in a better mood and clear my head. Running has given me the escape I need when life gets hectic and it somehow never gets boring, even after 11 hours out on the mountains, there is fun to be had!

Andy Baddeley

Andy Baddeley

Andy is a two-time Olympian over 1500m and was ranked number one in the world over the mile distance in 2008. He also holds the parkrun world record over 5km at 13:48 and has broken four minutes for the mile in ten different calendar years. In late 2018, Andy co-founded The Running Channel with the goal of supporting and entertaining runners all over the world.

Esther Newman

Esther Newman


Esther is the editor of Women’s Running magazine, and the host of the Women’s Running podcast. She is passionate about promoting running as just about the best thing there is, and empowering women to take ownership of their physical and mental wellbeing. Under her guidance, Women’s Running has won numerous awards, including most recently, the IPA PPA Podcast of the year Award, and the IPA PPA Inclusion and Diversity award in recognition of the brand’s commitment to encouraging all people who identify as women, everywhere, to run.

Damian Hall

Damian Hall

Ultrarunner, coach, author (of bestselling In It For The Long Run and award-nominated We Can’t Run Away From This) and co-founder of The Green Runners, Damian Hall has represented GB, set numerous running records and drunk a lot of tea.

Jody Raynsford

Jody Raynsford

Jody Raynsford is presenter of the award-winning Bad Boy Running podcast and accidental (#notacult) leader to its community of self-confessed running misfits.

Jody stumbled into being running journalist after completing the Marathon des Sables in 2011 having only completed his first marathon a couple of years earlier during his first mid-life crisis. He forged a reputation for taking on the challenges no other journalist would want.

As a result, he’s gone on to compete in more than 100 gloriously varied running challenges from 100-mile races to multi-stage ultras to obstacle course races and far more beer and alcohol-related races than is probably healthy. He is currently training to complete an Ironman triathlon (sadly).

At the National Running Show South, Jody and David from Bad Boy Running will be hosting the Ultra Zone supported by their team of Do-Badders, bringing a suitable vibe of mediocrity as a counterpoint to all the elite talent on show.

Shakira Akabusi

Shakira Akabusi

Shakira is a mum on a mission; to shatter the stereotypes around motherhood, pre and postnatal health, including physical and mental wellbeing.

Following the birth of her first son, Shakira found motherhood to be the opposite of restrictive. Now, as a mother of four, Shakira has combined her professional knowledge as a qualified pre and postnatal trainer to create StrongLikeMum. A space for women to get all the information they need, not just on what they could be doing, but how to find the time and ways to balance fitness with Motherhood.

Anna Harding

Anna Harding

Anna’s a familiar face amongst the running community, as she heads up The Running Channel on YouTube – an online space for runners of all abilities to learn about running and be entertained by running-related challenges, as well as hear about all the latest gear launches. She’s no stranger to races from 5ks right up to multi-stage ultras. Basically, once an idea has been put into her head to do with running, she does it. Like the time her colleagues suggested she run a marathon in her mum’s 20 metre long back garden. That was a LOT of laps!

Emma Kirk-Odunubi & Clare Rafferty

Emma Kirk-Odunubi & Clare Rafferty

Clare and Emma are both experts in the field of all things running and strength. Between them have been instructing, coaching everyday people & runners of all ages for a combined length of over 20 years. Clare works with many ‘hybrid’ athletes competing in events such as Hyrox as well as half marathons and 10kms utilising her MSc, PT and Level 4 Strength & conditioning background. She helps clients understand how to get better through running easier and building key foundational strength. Emma works with clients who come from either being injured or who have big marathon goals and aspirations. As a self proclaimed footwear geek, Gait analyst and Sports Scientist & Strength coach her skills go hand in hand to work with runners. Together they use their skills to simply help their clients remain as injury free as possible whilst achieving their goals.

Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek

Named one of the greatest runners of all time, Scott Jurek has claimed victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events including: the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and—his signature race—the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times.

Scott has also taken the running world by storm with his 2015 Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days — and the United States all-surface record in the 24-Hour Run with 165.7 miles: 6.5 marathons in one day.

Off the trail, Scott is also a New York Times-bestselling author for his memoir Eat & Run.

Allie Bailey

Allie Bailey

Allie Bailey is an ultrarunning coach, writer, presenter and ultrarunner. Since 2016 she has run almost 200 marathons and ultra-distance events and has a number of world firsts to her name including coast to coast crossings of Panama, Scotland and Dominica and a 100 mile run across the frozen Lake Khovsgol in Mongolia. She is the only woman to have run across the 138 mile Namib-Nukluft desert in Nambia twice, and was support crew on 2020’s Sport Relief event in the same desert.  In 2019 Allie headed up the first and only all women team to run the entire length of the Outer Hebrides island chain and in 2022 she was named one of the top ten most inspiring female adventure runners in the UK by The Guardian.

A fierce advocate for mental health awareness and inclusivity, Allie is one of the most authentic voices in ultrarunning – her MO is to tell it like it is. “I am just a relatively normal person that goes running loads and likes and adventure” she says. “I spent so many years being completely lost and not knowing what I was really for, suffering from depression, anxiety and feeling completely hopeless. I spent years self-medicating with alcohol and had a number of pretty epic and at times life threatening mental health crises – even when I was running. The ultrarunning community is like no other – find the right crew and you will find your family. If I can inspire just one person to give this stuff a go my job is done. Everyone has this in them, I truly believe that. “

In June 2022 Allie will head up a small team running 1000 miles in just 35 days from Land End to Joh