Raccoon Events, the organiser of The National Running Show in Birmingham, has launched a London edition.

The National Running Show London will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on June 13 and 14, 2020.

The expansion to the UK’s capital comes as result of “demand in the South East” whilst also providing a fresh summer date to compliment the organiser’s existing event in Birmingham.

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 more than 200 exhibitors, learn from a line-up of speakers and improve their running technique.

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, whilst endurance runner Susie Chan and adventurer Danny Bent will be co-hosting.

Mike Seaman, director of Raccoon Events, commented: “We are incredibly excited to launch The National Running Show London at the Business Design Centre in June 2020.

“London has a great history of running and we have already received huge support within the industry to host this mid-year event in the capital. We are looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to the show next summer, to help them achieve their goals wherever they are on their running journey.

“Visitors to the show can look forward to all that we have offered at the Birmingham event and more, and it will be superb incentive for all those planning their running for the upcoming autumn and following spring.”