The organisers of the award-winning National Running Show have announced that Runner’s World will join the line-up of official partners for the event, which takes place on 19th-20th January at Birmingham’s NEC.
As the UK’s largest running magazine, providing practical information and encouragement for runners of all levels, Runner’s World is getting on board as a media partner for the expo dedicated to running. It joins existing media partners Athletics Weekly and Sports Insight.
Already confirmed as official partners for the 2019 event are Intersport, ASICS and New Balance. In addition, bespoke sportswear specialist Scimitar is the official clothing partner for The National Running Show. It will be showcasing technical kit used by top charities and running clubs across the UK.
Deaf Hub will be returning as official sign interpreters to the 2019 event, enabling access to the wider community for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people. It will be providing sign language interpreters for the show presentations, accompanying deaf people to meet stallholders and assisting them at the various interactive elements of the show, such as gait analysis and massage.
Breathe Unity continues as official PR partner of The National Running Show, responsible for PR and media whilst also developing relationships with brands and sponsors.
Other partners of note for The National Running Show 2019 include: #UKRunChat, Run Mummy Run, ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, Bad Boy Running Podcast, Brighton Marathon Weekend, Ealing Half Marathon, Racecheck, This Dad Runs and White Star Running.
In addition to the strong partner line-up at The National Running Show is a speaker programme that includes Paula Radcliffe MBE, Roger Black MBE, Iwan Thomas MBE, Jo Pavey MBE, Susie Chan, Ben Smith, Vassos Alexander and ‘many more inspiring athletes and adventurers’.
2019 will be the second staging of The National Running Show. The exhibition will feature sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers and communities, all of whom will gather under one roof with the aim of informing and inspiring the UK’s running community.
The National Running Show was voted Best Consumer Show Launch at the AEO Excellence Awards 2018. It went on to win the award for Best Launch (Trade or Consumer) at the 2018 EN Indy Awards, where Mike Seaman also took home the award for Best Show Director.
Mike Seaman, Director of Raccoon Events said “We are thrilled to unveil our partners for The National Running Show and welcome Runner’s World to the 2019 event. We are very proud to be partnered with such respected names in running to deliver the UK’s best running exhibition for the second year. Each of our partners brings something very valuable to the show and we are confident they will inspire the many thousands of runners set to walk through the doors in January to achieve their goals.”
The National Running Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January, 2019. Tickets are on sale on the website and cost £10 per person for the weekend.