Show Guide

Our official show guide of is now digital and is designed to work best on a mobile phone. You can access the guide here.

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May 2022.

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!

When will tickets be available?

Tickets will be available 6 months before the show.

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 (the box office will open 6 months before the show). Please note that children under the age of sixteen need to be supervised at all times.

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Is the venue accessible?

You can find information on accessibility at Farnborough here.

The National Running Show South team is proud to announce that they will be working with Total Communication throughout the show weekend at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre to support deaf runners at the show. The TC team will be providing BSL interpreters live on stage and offering assistance from their exhibition stand to make sure that the content and retail experience at the show is inclusive and accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors.

How do I get to the venue?

Click here for full details on how to get to the venue. There will be free shuttle buses provided to transport visitors arriving by train from and to Farnborough Main and Farnborough North stations.

Where can I park?

Car parking is free at the venue. Please access the venue through Gate F and follow the signs to free parking. There is information about parking at Farnborough International here.

Where can I stay nearby?

You can book overnight accommodation through our official hotel partner BCD M&E. Please note: only BCD M&E are the official accommodation partner for the Show. If you receive offers / information from other companies claiming to be official partners for booking accommodation, they are not genuine partners.

Will there be food stalls?

Yes, there will be food outlets where you can by lunch and refreshments.

Will I need ID?

We don’t require ID to gain entry to the Show if you have your ticket with you, however you will need to show a Covid Pass. Clear here for full details.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free to attend. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Some of the features however do require booking in advance. Please plan in advance if there are specific features you are interested in. View all features here.

What is your sustainability policy?

Read more about our sustainability policy here.

What are your COVID safety requirements?

Your safety is of the upmost importance to us, and we will adhere to all government guidelines regarding the pandemic. In light of this, we are asking all visitors, exhibitors and contractors to support our Covid Commitment and produce a Covid Safety Certificate upon entering the venue. Please note children under the age of 18 are exempt. 

For the avoidance of doubt, we would accept any of the following as a Covid Safety Certificate:

  • Proof of double jab at least 14 days prior to arriving at the show
  • Lateral Flow or PCR test showing a negative result within the last 48 hours and registered here https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
  • Proof of natural immunity

We will be asking all visitors, exhibitors and contractors to display this information upon entering the site and we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone that is unable to display this information. We will update on how you can display this information nearer to the event date.

How to get your NHS COVID Pass

You can get a digital version using the NHS App or NHS website. You can download it as a PDF or get it sent to you in an email.

You can get a digital version by either downloading the NHS App – you must be registered with a GP surgery in England to use the app. Or by using the online NHS COVID Pass service.

Taking a lateral flow Covid-19 test

Test kits can be collected free of charge from most pharmacies across the UK. Each box contains seven test kits and includes clear instructions on how to take the test, which takes two minutes to complete and 30 minutes for the result to show.

We advise that you do not take the test more than 24 hours before the event starts and take the following steps:

  • Take the home kit test (it takes 30 minutes for the test result to show on the kit itself)
  • Register the result of the test by following this link (you do not need your NHS number)

https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

  • You can scan the QR code shown on the test if you are doing it on your mobile, or input the test ID number if you are doing it from a desktop or laptop computer
  • You will be asked to input your test result: negative or positive
  • If your test is negative, you will receive a text message and email within a few minutes
  • Present the text message or email upon entry to the venue

Are you medically exempt? 

There will also be a small number of exemptions for individuals who have a medical reason which means they cannot vaccinate or test. These individuals will need to self-declare their medical exemption to the staff at the entrance to the venue.

Masks will not be mandated within the venue, but we are a mask-friendly event and encourage you to wear a mask in busy settings.

We have designed the event in line with the All Secure Standard and we will be operating a dynamic risk-assessed approach, as recommended by the AEO and DCMS.

Should the guidelines change, we will notify you in advance by e-mail and we will also communicate all pre-event instructions on this page moving forwards.

Our priority is to deliver a safe event that brings the community together in a fun and exciting way and we look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

My question isn’t here

If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected].

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Our Awards

We are thrilled to have received the following awards:

EN Awards, 2020
Best Covid Lockdown Fundraising Initiative
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Innovation Award
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2018
Best Consumer Show Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Show Director
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Feature
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Feature Area
Finalist

EN Awards, 2018
Show Rising Star
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
Finalist

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Director
Shortlisted

EN Awards, 2019
Show Rising Star
Shortlisted