For the last couple of years, Run Deep has been heading to Birmingham for The National Running Show at the NEC. We’re back again in January 2020 and can’t wait. Now there is a new show on the horizon – The National Running Show London is coming in June 2020. So it’s twice the fun for us next year!
Launch in London
The team from Raccoon Events, who created the successful Birmingham show, launched The National Running Show London at a private event in June, which showcased the striking new venue.
The National Running Show London will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2020. With high demand for an event like the popular Birmingham show in the south east, it’s sure to be a hit. Plus, with a summer date, it’s a great complement to the Midlands venue and will give runners two chances a year to attend.
The press release for the launch says: “Just like its sister event, The National Running Show London will enable runners of all levels to discover the latest kit, tech, nutrition and races from over 200 exhibitors, learn from an inspiring line-up of speakers and improve their running technique thanks to the many interactive feature areas under one roof. Thousands of runners, sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers and communities will be brought together for this weekend-long celebration of running and it promises to be fantastic motivation for those planning autumn races and looking ahead to 2021.”
Line-up so far
Well, we definitely can’t wait for June! There are loads of brands on board already, including our very own parent company White Star Running. Other brands also confirmed to be attending include: 2XU, Altra, AW, Ealing Half Marathon, FCN, Flapjackery, Gu, Hilly, Intersport, LightupU, London Relay, Mysports & More, Nakedrunner, Rawvelo, Ronhill, Run Mummy Run, Runderwear, Running Forum, Scimitar, Sports Insight, Up & Running, Vibram, Women’s Running and YAMAtune.
As with the Birmingham event, there will be an amazing, first-class lineup of speakers across the two days. Dame Kelly Holmes will be both speaking at and opening the show. Other speakers include Olympic 400m athlete Roger Black MBE and presenter Nell McAndrew, while endurance runner Susie Chan and adventurer Danny Bent will be co-hosting.
There will also be a selection of new Feature Areas. These include the screening of favourite running films plus healthy popcorn in The Running Cinema; free workshops on mindfulness and yoga in The Retreat; the chance to try out the latest kit on the neon track in Run The Dark; and a Community Bar dedicated to community meet-ups.
The National Running Show London takes place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2020. Go to nationalrunningshowlondon.reg.buzz to secure your ticket
The third edition of The National Running Show in Birmingham takes place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020. Tickets are available at nationalrunningshow.reg.buzz