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Advice and support at a show especially for runners

The National Running Show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on January 19-20 2019. It is an event designed by runners and for runners and provides all of the kit, advice and support needed to achieve your running goals.

The Show takes place at the right time of year for you to plan your race calendar, seek advice and to try new products as part of your training plan. Whether you are a part-time obstacle course racer or an experienced ultra-marathoner we have everything that you need across a packed two days.

Here are our top tips about how to get the most out of the event:

Get Inspired

A key part of the National Running Show 2019 are the inspirational talks on the main stage. We are delighted to welcome some amazing keynote speakers such as Roger Black, Iwan Thomas, Jo Pavey, Vassos Alexander and Paula Radcliffe who will be sharing their top tips and stories over the two days. Make sure you check the agenda before you travel as some speakers are only there for one day.

Also, please arrive early for these sessions as they are very popular!

Try the Latest Kit

We have over 150 stands at the event which is the perfect opportunity to try out the latest innovations from some of the biggest names in the business! This includes leading brands such as 2XU, Altra, Asics, CEP, Hilly, Hoka One One, Intersport, On, New Balance, Ronhill, Runderwear, Up & Running and Vibram. We even have a Testing Track so you can try things out.

Get Free Advice

Meet our expert advisors at the Ask the Experts Zone and the Running Skills Theatre. These experts are offering invaluable free advice that you simply can’t get anywhere else. We also have a Treatment Room, a Sweat Test Centre and a Podiatry Clinic for analysis and help with injuries.

Join In

There are loads of fun things to see and do, including the Treadmill Challenge, the Run Clinic, the MSK Zone and the Foundation Training Zone. These are interactive features so don’t forget to bring your trainers.

Check out the Latest Running Tech

Leading companies such as Polar, Unilite, Aftershokz and LED Lenser have some cutting-edge technology for you to see, touch and feel.

Learn about Nutrition

Visit our dedicated Nutrition Advice Zone for top tips or speak to leading brands such as Gu, Go Faster Food, Precision Hydration and Manuka Sport about how nutrition can fuel improved performance.

Discover new Races

Discover some of the coolest races around and plan your race calendar for the year ahead

Plan Your Day

Make sure you check the event floorplan before you visit (this will be released on the website at the beginning of January). We also recommend travelling by train as the NEC parking is quite expensive (Virgin Trains offer 25 per cent off all ticket to the NEC if you follow the link in our FAQs page or via the NEC website)

We hope that these tips help you get the most out of your visit and we look forward to seeing you at the NEC on January 19-20.

Show details

Tickets are available at and one ticket gives you access for both days. If you need help with ticketing, then please mail

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