An international panel of thought leaders and pioneers from prominent industry organisations will share their insight and experiences about current and future trends in the running market.


Conveniently located at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, next door to the N.E.C., UK's largest and most accessible exhibition venue.


A breadth of topics delivered in an engaging mix of dynamic formats to ensure that all aspects of the market are covered.


Networking with industry peers is a key part of the delegate experience with over 4 hours of networking opportunities available during the day.

Industry experts

A carefully selected group of expert speakers from major retailers, brands, race organisers, charities, communities and innovators from around the world.

Well timed

Takes place the day before the hugely successful National Running Show.

The UK running market, our world, has evolved rapidly in recent years and running is one of the leading mass participation sports in the UK.

We have always felt there was a gap in our world for a day when everyone in the B2B running market could come together, discuss, voice personal opinions and share a piece of their day-to-day to a collective audience. To fill this gap we are bringing you The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp. We are all in the running industry together and now for one day, we can all bring our knowledge and know-how to one place to look at the future, learn how to prepare for it and agree how we can best deliver to our audiences.

We welcome you to the inaugural National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp, a plethora of talent, knowledge and experience. This will be complemented by new technology, existing and emerging products, communities, brands, retailers, events, official sport bodies, sports businesses and services all relevant to our industry. We are very proud to be working with everyone and we promise this will be one of the best days for our industry in 2019.

Why should you be at The National Running Conference? The Conference will provide in-depth industry analysis and insight into future trends and technologies that will shape the development of the UK running market. Sessions will be delivered by a range of industry leaders from both the UK and overseas, who will share their expertise and opinions about how your business can capitalise on the emerging opportunities in the UK running market.

We welcome collaborative approaches and we aim to create an environment at the NRC where we all learn something new, share best practices and create new meaningful, long-term relationships – all whilst embracing technology in this ever-changing, advancing world, where none of us can afford to stand still.

Most of all, we encourage face-to-face networking and making the most of the day together. We promise this day will become an essential part of your working year, as well as being highly enjoyable and something you look forward to being a part of! Join the #NRCcommunity

Industry-leading speakers

Check out our industry-leading speakers at The National Conference

Alistair Cameron


Andy Dixon


Gareth Mills

Country Manager UK

James Robinson

Chief Commercial Officer

Jason Dean


John Stewart

CTC Director

Kat Cox

Head of Sports Events

Kate Dale

Strategic Lead for Campaigns

Katy Lawrie

Senior Product Manager for Travel Money

Kieran Alger


Kirsty MacKay

South Territory Account Manager

Kris Temple


Lucy Squance

Director of Supporter-led Fundraising

Neil Venables

General Manager

Nick Pearson


Nina Ziaullah

Dementia Revolution Campaign Director

Paul Roberts

Chief Commercial Officer

Rebecca Richardson


Scott Cain


Sim Benson

Tom Craggs

Head Coach

Tony Craddock

Director General

Tony Post

CEO and founder

Our Sponsors and Partners

We’re thankful to our Sponsors and Partners for being part of the first National Running Conference.