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The National Running Show announces SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Thule as latest exhibitors

The National Running Show has confirmed the latest exhibitors to sign up to its debut event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20th and 21st January 2018.

An increasing number of high-profile running-related brands are committing to this highly anticipated show that promises to be the event to attend for runners of all ages and abilities. The latest names to come on board are SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Thule, and they will be joining an impressive line-up of race organisers, sports retailers, motivational speakers, nutrition experts and online communities to inspire and inform runners pre-race season.

Already secured as partners for The National Running Show are some of the UK’s most trusted running brands and communities, including UKRunChat, Run Mummy Run, Men’s Running Magazine, Women’s Running Magazine, Race Solutions, Xtra Mile Events and more.

The award-winning SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is the largest marathon in Ireland and the fifth largest marathon in Europe, attracting a phenomenal 20,000 runners to the streets of Dublin each October. The single-lap course starts and finishes close to the city centre, and guarantees a friendly Irish welcome as well as a memorable run through an iconic city.

Respected Swedish brand Thule helps sports enthusiasts to transport anything they care for safely, easily and in style, so that they are free to live an active life. From top-of-the-range roof racks and bike trailers to luggage, laptop cases and camera bags, Thule enables people of all passions and pursuits to lead a healthy and active life, from families to outdoor enthusiasts, runners and more.

Mike Seaman, Director of Racoon Events, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Thule to The National Running Show, who join a first-class line-up of exhibitors, partners and speakers to inspire runners as they plan their year of running. It is fantastic to have such a strong presence confirmed already for the show’s debut, which reinforces how important an expo like this will be for the running community. We are very much looking forward to having everyone under one roof in January.”

Anyone wishing to become an exhibitor or partner of The National Running Show should contact Mike Seaman directly by email, at

The National Running Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January, 2018. Tickets will be going on sale on 1st July 2017. Register your interest online throughout June to secure a free ticket to the show before they go on sale.

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