We set up Raccoon because we wanted to create exhibitions that offer something new and different in underserved markets that we understand and that we love. We believe that great events are about community, fun, innovation and excitement and we hope that we offer you that with The National Running Show.
I'm Mike, and I’m a keen runner, but not very talented. I run for fun (my fastest marathon time is dressed as an elephant) and am always up for a big challenge. I love the Running community and want to support it through our events and other activities.
for General information, Exhibition / Sponsorship
Ralph has worked in Media and event for over 25 years with companies such as Reed Business Publishing, William Reed, United Business Media and more recently with CloserStill Media Ralph was the MD of healthcare and launch over 8 events in the healthcare and medical sectors. His team won multiple EN and AEO awards and won best launch several times. Ralph now runs a successful events consultancy and investor.
I'm Darren, one of the Directors of Raccoon Events, and responsible for the digital presence, websites, and online user experience for The National Running Show. I casually run half marathons in my spare time!
for Technical issues or Partnership enquiries
Matthew has spent over 25 years in the exhibition industry, working across the ‘holy trinity’ of organiser, venue and contractor.
I'm Addie, Commercial Director at Raccoon Events. I spent 7 years working for The NEC and so it's been an exciting challenge over the last 3 years to work as an organiser launching a successful portfolio of consumer events. It's been great shaping The National Running Shows with new exhibitors and sponsors from the running community.
for Commercial or sales enquiries
I’m Maddy wife/partner in crime to Mike the MD of Raccoon Events. When I’m not looking after our two crazy kids I’m busy working as a professional photographer and helping out on The National Running Show. You’ll often find me cheering on and crewing Mike on one of his many running adventures.
for Finance enquiries
I'm Rebecca, known as Becs to most people. I'm a Strategic Consultant on Major Brand, Sports Retailer and Media Partnerships for The National Running Show Birmingham and London. I am also Founder of Breathe Unity and have been working in the sports industry for over 27 years. My strength lies in formulating strategies and creating exciting, long-lasting partnerships and collaborations.
for Sports Brand and Retailer Partnerships / Media Partnerships / PR
I'm Nathalie, Commercial Director for The National Running Show. I have worked in the events industry for the past 11 years, running events in a variety of sectors including technology, marketing, building and franchising. I am a big fitness fan so working on The National Running Show very exciting. When I'm not working in the events world I am a busy mum to 2 little ones.
for Commercial or sales enquiries
I'm Verity the Social Media Manager for The National Running Show. I have been working in the world of PR, client and social media management for several years. When I'm not working I'm mum to 2 little ones who keep me very busy!
for Marketing or Ambassador enquiries
Head of Content
I'm Becky the Head of Content for The National Running Show. I've always dabbled in running and after completing couch to 5k many moons ago, I found myself doing the not so common 10k to marathon last year and, since then, have officially caught the running bug.
for Content and Speaker enquiries
Breathe Unity offers bespoke Sports PR+ services for Events, Races, Brands, Retailers and Communities within the Sports Industry. With over 25 years’ experience in the sports, running, triathlon and wellbeing sectors, we are proud to be an industry leader in Sports PR and race representation.
for any PR enquiries
Maelstrom Event Solutions
Maelstrom Event Solutions offer clients a one-stop event management service from initial planning right through to post event analysis. We have many years experience of organising and managing exhibitions, conferences and other events for organisers, associations and corporate clients.
for any Operations / On-site enquiries