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

Our aim is to offset the environmental impact of our event at every stage in the production chain. We challenge our contractors to be more sustainable and actively de-select companies that are not making efforts in this area. In addition to this, we have introduced a range of initiatives that aim to make it as easy as possible for our visitors and exhibitors to manage the impact of their attendance at the show.

We have summarised our sustainable initiatives below, but we are always open to new ideas so if there is anything else that you think we should be doing then please contact me at [email protected].

Show Guides

We no longer print paper show-guides – you can access the visitor show-guide here

Visitor Bags

We no longer distribute plastic show bags, but we do sell hard wearing multi-use bags at the entrance


We are encouraging exhibitors to use reusable fabric graphics and not foamex. We also reuse graphics where possible for future events.

Branded T-shirts

Thanks to Scimitar, the Official Clothing Partner for The National Running Show Birmingham, all the technical running shirts for the team and show ambassadors made from recycled bottles. With each t-shirt made from up to seven recycled plastic bottles, the tops contain the same wicking capabilities as standard sportswear but play an important part in keeping post-consumer waste away from our ecosystems and oceans.


You will see that we have removed all of the aisle carpets from the venue. We estimate this has saved around 15,100kg of CO2 and is something that we will be replicating across all future events.

Our Sustainability Plan moving forward

Our goal is to deliver carbon-neutral events across our portfolio by 2025. We have outlined a clear plan on how we are planning to reach this goal.  You can read more about this here.

How you can help

The biggest carbon impact at the event comes from visitor travel. You can help us in the following ways:

  1. Active commute – could you run, walk or cycle to the show?
  2. Public transport
  3. Car sharing – if you are going with friends, could you travel together?
  4. Carbon offset – you can offset your carbon by following this link