The National Running Show

National Running Show

The National Running Show will debut on 20th and 21st January 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham, and is set to be the event to attend for runners of all ages, abilities and interests.

The National Running Show gait analysisDesigned by runners, for runners, the show is the UK’s first dedicated non-race affiliated event solely for runners. With motivational talks from running experts, free advice on nutrition, training and equipment, the latest product launches, an exciting treadmill challenge and free gait analysis and trainer fitting, the show is relevant to those starting out on their first 5K through to experienced ultra-marathon runners. It will bring the running community together under one roof for a fantastic celebration of all things running.

The National Running Show has been deliberately timed to take place pre-race season, so that runners can safely plan their race calendar and nutrition whilst choosing their kit and technology brand preferences.

Dame Kelly Holmes The National Running ShowThe show will be opened by running icon Dame Kelly Holmes and feature a fantastic line-up of speakers to thrill and inspire, from Olympic Gold medal winners to globe-trotting adventurers. Among the speakers are: Jo Pavey, five-time Olympian long distance runner; Elise Downing, who ran a lap of the British coast self-supported over 301 days; Sean Conway, extreme endurance athlete; Russell Smith, adventurer, presenter and consultant; Steve Edwards, ‘The Godfather of Marathon Running’; Jenny Tough, adventure, traveller and film-maker, and many more well-known figures within the running community.

Topics set to be covered include how to run the perfect half marathon, trail versus road running, mental toughness, ultra marathon training tips and race nutrition, and every session will finish with three top tips on how to achieve your training goals. It promises to be the perfect event to inspire, inform and prepare.

Already secured as partners for The National Running Show are some of the UK’s most trusted running brands, communities and event organisers, including UKRunChat, Run Mummy Run, Running Heroes, Race Solutions, Xtra Mile Events, Impact Marathon Series, Ramathon Derby Half Marathon, aat-events, White Star Running and The Running Awards.

Media partners for The National Running Show include Men’s Running, Women’s Running, Sports Insight Magazine and Athletics Weekly.


Raccoon Events is the events team behind The National Running Show.

The National Running Show – Tickets and More Info

The National Running Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January, 2018.

Tickets are now on sale on The National Running Show website.

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The National Running Show