Running show at NEC set to attract 20,000 visitors

14 January 2022

The National Running Show Birmingham - in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity – is set to welcome more than 20,000 runners to the NEC this month.

It promises to be a weekend of kit, tech, community, event planning and inspiration from some of the world’s top runners including Lord Seb Coe, Jonnie Peacock MBE, Kadeena Cox, Scott Jurek, Carla Molinaro and Derek Redmond.

Taking place on 22 and 23 January and operating (9am to 5pm), the show features more than 250 brands including Decathlon, Salomon, Hoka One One, On Running, Peloton and Runderwear.

Visitors will be able to discuss, try and buy all the latest gear from the latest running shoes to hydration vests, running apparel to nutrition and hydration support.

Official retail partner for the show is Up & Running, who will play host to a plethora of high-profile running brands including Saucony, New Balance, Ronhill, Camelbak, Oofos, adidas and Craft Sportswear.

The 2022 event also boasts an impressive line-up of features including the first ever Travel Centre brought to you by Sports Tours International, Steve Cram’s Training Camp, Gait Analysis from Chiltern Physiotherapy, the hugely popular Run Clinic from The Movement and Running School, the Saucony Running Track, the Nutrition Zone from INDE-Fit, the Strength Zone from Chiltern Physiotherapy and the Recovery Zone from Pulseroll.

Visitors can planning their running year at The Events Village powered by RaceNation, visit The Bra Bar from Runderwear to be fitted for and try the right bra for their needs and visit the team at NoblePro in the Treadmill Training area.

After a few hours of retail therapy and absorbing the inspiration and advice on the stages, visitors can take a load off their feet in The Chillout Zone from Crystal Ski Holidays then restore their energy and catch up with friends in The Run Café sponsored by Runderwear.  

With three theatres including the Inspiration Stage, Running Skills Theatre and Ultra Zone, visitors will hear from globally recognised runners and industry leading professionals.

Derek Redmond, who will be speaking at the show on Saturday 22 January, said: “I am really looking forward to attending The National Running Show Birmingham and for the opportunity to share my running story and hopefully inspire visitors to dream big.

“I am looking forward to meeting and hearing the stories of some of the visitors who will be attending and would encourage everyone, regardless of running ability, to stay connected, move their body and look after their mental health in 2022.

“Being part of a larger community can go a long way when it comes to feeling connected and inspired and I am honoured to be able to play a part in that at The National Running Show Birmingham.”

Tickets for the show cost £10 and are valid for both days.

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