The organiser of The National Running Show has published details of a new sustainability policy for both of its shows in Birmingham and London.

The aim of the sustainability policy is to offset the environmental impact of the event at every stage in the production chain.

The show will be taking a number of measures to help visitors and exhibitors manage the impact of their attendance, whilst also challenging its contractors to be more sustainable.

The NRS will work with Energy Revolution to offset travel to and from the event. The Travel Carbon Calculator will be promoted to exhibitors, visitors and the entire National Running Show team will be offsetting the carbon impact of their travel in this way.

The National Running Show is also working closely with its main contractor, Freeman, which has its own detailed and extensive sustainability policy. From shell schemes to furniture, floor coverings and electrical installations, Freeman will be supporting The National Running Show by providing environmentally responsible solutions for the 2020 events.

Mike Seaman, director of Raccoon Events, said: “We are delighted to release our sustainability policy for The National Running Show and to be working with many different people to reduce the environmental impact of the show from 2020 onwards.

“The running community as a whole tends to have good environmental awareness and we hope that our sustainability practices will be well received and mirrored by both our visitors and exhibitors.

“It is important that we all take responsibility and do our bit to protect the planet. We have plenty of exciting plans in place for 2020 and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the show in Birmingham in January and then in London in June.”

The Birmingham show takes place on January 25-26 and the London event on June 13-14.