Sponsors and Exhibitors
Take a look at our ever-growing list of Exhibitors attending The National Running Show. You’ll find all the brands below at our event, with more to be announced closer to the event!
Want to join the brands below and exhibit at the National Running Show?
Click on an exhibitor below to find out more.
Boston based OOFOS began as a team of footwear veterans — friends dating back to the athletic footwear and running shoe boom of the '70s and '80s. Brought together by a desire to fill a need for footwear that could help fitness enthusiasts recover from repeated workouts on hard surfaces. Stores are filled with athletic shoes designed to offer rebound and energy return — shoes that spring you forward when you're exercising. What was missing was a material that could do the opposite: actually absorb shock after a workout. Two and a half years of tireless development later, we had a breakthrough on our hands. Our revolutionary OOfoam technology combined with a biomechanically engineered foot bed to create OOFOS: footwear that can truly make your hard-working feet and body feel better. Our unique OOfoam is designed to absorb 37% more impact than traditional footwear, relieving stress to the feet and body while helping you recover faster. For more information visit oofos.co.uk.
Official Gait Analysis Sponsor
Run3D are a series of clinics run by experts in gait analysis for injury prevention, detection, and performance improvement. Used by expert runners such as Jo Pavey, and endorsed by groups such as Women’s Running, GQ Magazine, and Technology Review, the Run3D system has been proven to help new and experienced runners improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury. Run3D will be providing Gait Analysis at the National Running Show for all visitors!* The analysis will allow runners to gain a valuable insight into their bodies and how they run, helping them to improve performance.
* May not be available to all visitors if demand is very high! More information about availability will be announced closer to the event.
Women’s Running is the UK’s first and only running magazine dedicated to women. It offers advice on health, nutrition, inspiration, gear, and lists upcoming events, as well as an active blog. The Women’s Running magazine also boasts an impressive total reach of nearly 500,000 runners across the country.
Men’s Running is the only men’s running magazine which also features fitness, sports, lifestyle, health, nutrition and a razor-like wit. The magazine offers straightforward advice, inspiration and guidance to all levels of runner, giving you the motivation to get out there. With an estimated total reach of nearly 200,000 runners, and with recent issues featuring the Ultimate Tech Guide, Ultimate Race Guide, Ultimate Nutrition Guide, and Ultimate Shoe Guide, the magazine is an invaluable resource which stands out amongst the competition.
At Cancer Research UK we pioneer research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. With no government funding, our progress depends on your donations.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
Athletics Weekly is the UK's No.1 website, magazine and social media hub for road racing, track and field and cross country.
The National Running Show is delighted to announce a partnership with UKRunChat – the UK’s largest on-line sports community. As part of the agreement, UKRunChat will promote the The National Running Show to its community of 43,000+ Twitter followers, 6,000+ Facebook fans and 7,000+ Instagram followers. In exchange, UKRunChat members will receive a range of special offers for the National Running Show including free tickets and exciting competition prizes.
The aim of 12in12 is to be all inclusive and get everyone involved one way or another to help them become active and stay motivated, rather than just training or volunteering for one event and stopping after. It doesn’t matter what anyone’s ability is everyone can join in. You can walk, jog, run or volunteer at your chosen events. Volunteers are as equally important as event participants and it also gives anyone with an injury reason to stay involved by volunteering. The events need to be over a set distance and timed, they can be virtual and a 12in12’er can record their own event if they are unable to get to an organised event. We are trying to make it as flexible as possible to fit into any life. We have two qualified coaches and an active online community which is growing. Through the coaches and community we aim to give support and encouragement that will hopefully keep people on board to start a second 12in12 when they’ve completed their first, they can then also see improvements in their ability by looking back at their recorded achievements.
aat-events have been organising running races, sportives, open water swimming and multi-sport events since 2004. “aat-events organises some of Surrey’s biggest and best know events including the award winning Mercer Surrey Half Marathon and sell out events; Fitstuff g3 and Fox Ultra. We offer great value events for all abilities including a programme of kids events, short distance trial runs, cycle sportives and deliver bespoke corporate events. aat-events work with and are supported by Macmillan, Parkinson’s’, Harrison’s Fund and Alzheimers chantries and have sponsorship agreements with some of the UK’s largest businesses.”
The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford on the same super fast course that is the flattest marathon course in the UK and one of the flattest in the world.
For 2018, the race village will be at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club and will be sited on the car park in front of the stadium. You will start the race just a short walk away on the A56 White City Roundabout and finish on Talbot Road outside Emirates Old Trafford. The venue change is in line with our growth plans for the event and now allows us to have an 8m wide finish giving you a spectacular finale to your great day.
The BackBaller is a dual mounted foam rolling device. It is specifically designed to self-treat muscles in your upper and lower back. Due to the stability and control offered it goes beyond and is now the foremost product to knead out all muscle groups. With celebrity endorsements from Kerry O’Flaherty, Gerard Hartmann, and Sonia O’Sullivan, the BackBaller has proven to be both effective and popular amongst runners.
My name is Suzi, I'm the founder of bluegizmo! I have a passion for fitness, well being and innovative design. I have created bluegizmo to bring to you amazing products that compliment my passion. The Running Buddy was designed by Julie Bradfield, a runner and triathlete, to provide comfort, style, and durability. Great news! We have just won Bronze in the Women's Running Awards 2015!
BookitZone.com is a fully secure and feature rich website where event organisers can list their events for free and enable participants to enter online. We offer you full and immediate control over your event listing and handle the entry management and payment processing on your behalf. We can handle a wide range of athletic events* such as Distance Running, Cycling, Triathlons and Track & Field.
Bosom Buddies BRITISH MADE Sportswear for women - The only sweat that goes into our gear is yours!
We strongly believe that “Fit” is not a size, its a feeling - Our sportswear is designed for women of all shapes & sizes including mastectomy sports bras so whether you dance, run, lift weights or love team sports, we can kit you out. Our fabrics are of excellent breathable & durable quality in a range of vibrant colours & patterns.
Buggyrunning.co.uk was setup just over a year ago following an exhaustive search on the most suitable running buggy for our daughter when she turned nine months and finding that no retailer kept any model in stock to view, let alone try out. Our focus is on providing independent and specialised advice to customers to try out the full range of running buggies either at our showroom in SE London or at a local country park.
CEP – the intelligent sportswear – is the superior compression sports brand made by medi, the German medical products experts, at the state-of the art manufacturing facilities in Germany. CEP products are designed using a unique compression technology. The defined compression profile improves blood circulation for better performance, speeds up lactate metabolism for faster recovery and supports ankle stabilisation to prevent injury. CEP, the global leaders in sports compression, will present new product ranges & colours for all your Training, Racing and faster Recovery needs, including the cutting edge, personalised CLONETECH Recovery Tights. These tailor-made tights use 41 measuring points of your unique body shape. The CLONETECH Recovery Tights are then made to spec in Germany, with the option to personalise your bespoke product with your initials. Come along to the stand and chat to our expert and knowledgeable team for further information and details about the product and ordering process.
Charming Rewards are a Norfolk-based company who have a very appropriate name – they provide charms, pendants, necklaces, cufflinks, and many other kinds of rewards geared to the running and triathlon markets. Some of their items are suited for various kinds of runs, like 5k and 10k, and they even offer a bespoke service to create your own charm.
Dartmoor Running Holidays welcomes runners of all abilities and confidence levels to enjoy the unspoilt serenity of Dartmoor. Their aim is to tailor packages to suit the individual so there really is something to offer everybody. Their breaks offer a unique opportunity, be it hitting training goals, inspiring motivation or a welcome break to those who share a love of the outdoors, good food and company.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. We care for around 15,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year through our network of 20 Rehoming Centres. By sponsoring one of these dogs you can help Dogs Trust give them all the love, care and cuddles they deserve.
The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is held on Sunday 29th October 2017.
The 7th Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 30th September 2018 and is well known for its huge community support and great atmosphere, with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad to experience the #EalingFeeling.
This much loved and multi award-winning event starts and finishes in Lammas Park and takes runners around the leafy streets and parks of the West London Borough. The race is organised by Ealing Half Marathon CIC, with all profit ploughed back into health and fitness related projects in the community.
Entries are open , make sure you secure your place on the start line of this must-do race now!
EventClips are the manufacturers of a handy safety pin replacement, also called EventClips. These innovative clips utilise Snap-Lock Pinless Fasteners to ensure a tight grip on your bib, holding it in place while you run. Guaranteed not to rub or come off accidentally, the EventClips are seeing a surge in popularity after having been worn by runners such as Dame Kelly Holmes. They were also Winner of the British Running Awards Best Accessory 2015 & 2016 and are made in the UK from recycled plastic.
We are opticians who have designed prescription sport glasses ideal for all sports.
We have designed lenses to suit runners so they can read their GPS watches.
We can do any prescription and have already done a minus 25 which all other suppliers said was impossible.
The pack comes with 5 dfferent tinted lenses to suit all light conditions.
And an easy to fit sports band to keep the glasses from bouncing around while people are running.
The Great Run Company organise some of the most popular races in the UK, including The Great North Run, The Great Manchester Run, The Great Scottish Run, and many others!
Every runner knows that after a certain distance, sweat becomes a problem. Halo Headbands aim to solve this problem with their innovative product designed to help runners (and many other users) keep sweat from running into their eyes. The headbands work by absorbing sweat and use a patented Sweat Block Seal to move the sweat to the side of the head, where it’s free to continue to trickle distraction-free. Originally created in the US, the product aims to aid people running, walking, cycling, racket sports, gym work-outs, martial arts, construction workers, engineers, and more.
Impact Marathon Series is a social business designed to harness the power of running marathons to link it with sustainably building communities and bringing people together, leaving a lasting impact on the world. “In today’s world it is easy to be overwhelmed by the issues we face and it’s even harder to envisage the solutions. As an Impact Marathon pioneer, we firmly believe that each one of us can make a difference.”
James White Drinks, the company behind the popular Beet It Organic drink and Beet It Sport nitrate supplements will be attending the Show as exhibitors, and (we hope!) bringing along some delicious samples of their beetroot-based drinks! Established in 2005, they have a range of food and drinks ideal for people leading an active life, including Beet It Sport Shot, Beet It Sport Bar, and Beet It Sport Nitrate 3000. Their slogan “Beet your personal best” is a testament to both their sports drinks and their ability to make puns!
Ledlenser are known worldwide for premium LED torches and headlamps which appeal to both professionals and the dedicated enthusiast alike. Their award-winning lights combine precision German engineering and state-of-the-art technologies to deliver light that is simply breathtaking. The Ledlenser XEO, SEO and NEO headlamps are ideal for all types of runners from the beginner to the ultra-runner. As well as help to keeping runners safe, they extend the day so that runners can enjoy their passion for longer. Check out the range at www.ledlenser.com and www.ledlenser-store.co.uk.
LightupU is a range of products inspired by David Andrews who was hit by a passing car whilst out running at night. Although he was wearing hi visibility clothing the car didn’t see him and simply drove away, leaving the wing mirror ripped off by the force of the impact. David was left hanging trapped and unconscious in a low growing tree at the side of a country road.
David did make a full recovery thanks to a passing motorist who witnessed the incident and the dedication of the emergency services.
Once he was back running again he decided to source, develop and market a range of illuminated wearable products which provide a strong visual awareness for anyone exercising during the hours of darkness.
So, LightupU...was born
MedalMad is the virtual running and running community. MedalMad is designed to inform, inspire and support people to achieve their goals through running challenges. Each challenge is different and each medal that is achieved is exclusive. Challenges are stuitable for those just beginning on their running journey to the more experienced runner.
Medal Mad is part of Active Connections Limited, a not for profit organisation and award winning Social Enterprise that helps people to connect to the benefits of sport and physical activity. All profits from MedalMad go into supporting people through a number of programmes.
The Medal Hanger Shop is the UK’s original manufacturer of stainless steel medal displays. Set up by two sporty friends, the Medal Hanger Shop specialises in providing sleek medal displays for athletes of any sport at any level; and all manufactured in the UK. With over 50 designs to choose from online for a wide range of sports and pursuits, from running to taekwondo, we have medal displays suitable for the whole family. Come and chat to us about our new range of personalised medal hangers… we offer a unique engraving service.
My Sports and More are an online sports retailer where customer service and quality is the focus. They stock a wide range of goods and are the only UK retailer that will take your old phones/games consoles and watches in part exchange towards a brand new Garmin or Tom Tom.
Naked Runner are a maker of elite sports sunglasses, designed to protect your eyes and improve performance, whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or partake in any kind of athletics. The sunglasses on offer are all lightweight, stylish, offer great protection, all at reasonable prices. We really look forward to adding Naked Runner to our growing list of kit exhibitors!
Tired of having to scribble up your arm, or struggling to read paper pacebands? Difficult to work out your target split times mid-race?
Pace Pockets are fabric wristbands with a storage pocket for all your running essentials, such as keys, cards, cash or gels, printed with your choice of marathon or half marathon splits.
Run for disaster relief, run to end poverty, run to save lives
RUN WITH #TEAMORANGE
Penny Appeal is an international humanitarian organisation, working in over 30 crisis-hit countries to provide poverty relief – including emergency aid, orphan care, water solutions and other programmes that are pathways out of poverty.
We now also work here in the UK, helping those vulnerable communities, families and individuals. Our mission is simple – to transform lives and empower communities through effective immediate aid and long-term sustainable projects.
SMALL CHANGE. BIG DIFFERENCE
POW! are an online virtual events organisation based in South Wales, specialising in organising and promoting “virtual” runs which attract a huge gathering of runners from across the country. For an entry fee, runners can “enter” a race, download a number, and run the specified distance at a time or venue of their choice. After submitting proof of the run, the participants are sent one of a unique collection of retro, geeky, or pop culture medals!
There is an added bonus to running a POW! race – 20% of the entry fee gets donated to a charity chosen for that particular event, meaning runners get fit, donate to charity, and get a wonderfully-unique medal each time!
We offer professional expert advice on any aspect of planning and delivering a successful, safe running event. We are very comfortable taking on project management roles for events of any size and complexity. We enjoy working with charity or local authority clients to produce a running event to their brief. We regularly take events from the planning stages, through development, to on the day delivery managing all aspects of the project
RockTape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by a wide variety of health professionals throughout the world to treat injuries and pain. Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch, RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind RockTape. RockTape stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. This is what gives RockTape its performance advantage over other tapes.
Run Mummy Run® was founded in 2012 by mum Leanne Davies, who found it hard to keep the momentum going with her running after having children. She created a small Facebook group for her and two running friends which grew in popularity, and in 2017 they estimate their online network to be 60,000 women strong. The community welcomes females of any ability to gain support, encouragement and motivation – being a mum is not obligatory. With an ethos based around kindness, Run Mummy Run is a place to find friendships, confidence and enjoy all the good that running brings.
WE ARE RUNARCHY. WE'RE ON A MISSION TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. WE REPRESENT A REBELLIOUS ATTITUDE TO RUNNING, FITNESS & LIFE. WE MAKE RUNNING GEAR FOR REBELS, OUTLAWS AND MAVERICKS THAT LIKE TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD. #RUNRIOT
Returning to the city of Derby for a fourth year, the Ramathon – now with a world record to its name – will again be based at Derby County’s iconic Pride Park Stadium; the home of the Rams. At 2016’s Ramathon, Lindsy James set a new world record as fastest female to complete a half marathon pushing a baby in a pram. Taking in the bustle of the city centre as well as the scenic grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park, Ramathon is a flat and fast course, providing runners with the potential to achieve a personal best.
Runderwear claim to be the most comfortable running and sports underwear in the world, with an ergonomic design that works with the body to help reduce friction and allow freer, faster movement. All their products are seamless, with no nasty seams digging in and causing chafing. The technical fabric used is moisture-wicking, keeping you drier for longer.
Running Memories provide eye catching and sturdy displays at affordable prices for all levels of athletes. “We all know how hard we work to obtain our finishers medal, hours of tough training; focusing on that one event to achieve our goal. When you cross that finish line what do you have to show for it? A medal of success.So what do you do with your medal?It’s time to empty that drawer, stop using the old coat hanger or door hook and present your achievements with pride on a Running Memories display.”
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.
SBR Events are a sports event management organisation based in the East Midlands. “We organise fun & friendly well managed events to make everyone feel special. We understand the events as we participate ourselves & we create amazing bespoke ‘BLING’ to ensure everyone can celebrate their achievement across the finish line – no matter what the finish time might be! Our events include runs; family friendly 5k, 10k, 10mile, 13.1, 26.2 & 60k ultra plus triathlons, duathlons & (new for 2017) aquathlons! We are really looking forward to meeting new athletes at The National Running Show as we love to create happy memories.”
The award winning JCP Swansea Half Marathon is Wales’ biggest summer half marathon. The fast, flat course is perfect for those experiencing their first half marathon or for those chasing PBs. Starting in the atmospheric heart of the City and with 6 miles of stunning coastline it’s easy to see why the JCP Swansea Half Marathon attracts 8000 runners.
Taiki Tea is a health and lifestyle driven organic matcha tea company ran by sisters Natasha and Melissa.
For those that are new to matcha tea, in short it is a supercharged version of green tea. Like all green teas, matcha has an abundance of healthy nutrients, the key difference being that as a powder it dissolves in water so that you ingest all of its awesomeness. Drinking one cup of matcha can be like drinking 9 cups of normal green tea!
With matcha tea being a powder means it is extremely versatile, meaning that a standard cup of tea is no longer the norm, you can create a beautiful matcha latte or even bake some very tasty matcha waffles to get the great taste and health benefits.
The Virtual Runner is an online virtual event company.
We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to get to events or entry fees may be too high, so we've made it easy by organising online running events which can be completed at your own pace, in your own time, in a place convenient to you. The best bit is that it is open to any one of any age and ability.
Oh yeah, we almost forgot to tell you that we also donate £1 from every paid entry to a different charity each month.
We really hope our races can motivate you and encourage you to get active and have fun!
Thule’s Active with Kids range has been designed to allow active parents share their passion for the outdoors with their children.
Thule running buggies are sleek and lightweight and versatile for a walk around town or a run in the fresh air.
The Thule child carrier backpack lets you enjoy adventure-filled days in the great outdoors.
Whilst the Thule multisport trailers allow you to share your passion for walking, running, biking, and even cross-country skiing.
Thule products are designed to fit you, your children and your active lifestyle.
To enjoy spending time together in safety, comfort, and style.
TrainAsONE is the most sophisticated and advanced training system on the market. The first to provide intelligent, round-the-clock coaching for runners of all abilities and goals. Personal, flexible, adaptable and unique. TrainAsONE allows you to train on your terms, guiding you every step of the way to help you achieve amazing results.
TrueStart is the only coffee in the world designed for sport with the perfect caffeine boost every time and no crash. Founders Helena and Simon are really excited to be joining the National Running Show in its first year and will be keeping all runners perfectly caffeinated with their Performance Coffee shots and Hero caffeine bars. A top secret new addition to the range will also be available – what better way to kick off 2018!
We are polish producer of the highest quality bespoke medals. We will make your event special and unique.We understand that a great medal has to be eye-catching, original and something that is cherished for years.
We make medals in all shape and color - all in matchless cast quality.
The artwork is made for you by experienced designers who work with passion and dedication.
Unique designs, precision and highest quality – this is what makes us special.
Iron Man, Volvo, Skoda, and many other trusted us.
25 years of experience, over 300 000 medals a year.
We know how to do it best!
Unilite are a manufacturer of rugged lighting equipment with a variety of applications, ranging from headbands and woolly hats for running on dark mornings, to freestanding rechargeable lighting units. The company feature a partnership with the popular social media group UKRunChat, as well as having their products chosen by household names such as Steve Cram and Daley Thompson.
Vegan Runners UK (VRUK) was launched at the London Vegan Festival on 4 July 2004 for vegans of all running abilities to raise awareness of veganism throughout the UK and to provide a focus for current vegans with an interest in running. A separate organisation, the Vegetarian Cycling & Athletic Club founded in 1888, was the only choice for vegan runners prior to the formation of VRUK, vegetarian runners are encouraged to join the VC&AC, for information visit Vegetarian C&AC.
Vibram was founded by Vitale Bramani in 1937 when he developed the first ever rubber climbing boot sole and the iconic “Carrarmato” grip pattern.
67 years later in 2004 his grandson, Marco Bramani, started production of Vibram FiveFingers which he developed with designer, inventor and barefoot enthusiast Robert Flirie. Flirie was determined to develop a shoe that felt quite simply like a glove, he said at the time:
“We have five toes; when they can move and grasp the ground independently, and when you can really sense the surface under your feet, your body is able to do what it is designed for by nature. That is a powerful feeling.”
From those early beginnings the range has evolved into a highly technical selection of styles specifically designed to deliver high levels of performance across a range of speciality sports and training – though always preserving the “barefoot feel”.
As always with Vibram, it starts with the sole. Every sole is made from a specific compound and moulded in a carefully designed pattern to deliver the best possible results in terms of grip, stability and wear.
KSO EVO the universal minimalist shoe remains the best selling style, but the V-RUN (especially for road running) and V-TRAIL (for trail and mud runs), launched in 2017, are proving to be immensely popular.
The Charles Birch Group was appointed distributors for the UK in April 2017 and MD Chris Wilson explained “We were delighted to be made Vibram distributors for the UK and we are also delighted by the high demand for Vibram FiveFingers and Furoshiki. The National Running Show is an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate the benefits of Vibram to a whole new audience as well as looking after our long term, loyal customers”.
Virtual Runner is a website aimed at enabling runners across the world to participate in races wherever they are, whenever they can run. Instead of signing up for your traditional race and travelling to a certain place and time to run, you can instead sign up for any number of the ‘virtual’ races and run when it’s convenient with you. Virtual Runner offer many different races and medals, and also donate 20% of entry fees to designated race charities.
White Star Running aims to organise fun, sociable and value for money running events, for runners of all abilities, with no corporate claptrap. We believe in races that are tough, marshals that are friendly, views that are awesome and beer that is cold.
Our vision is a UK rich in woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone. We aim to create new native woodland with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals. We try to protect our precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. We do this by inspiring people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, and enjoy the many benefits that woodland has to offer.