Raccoon Media Group, the company behind the multi award-winning National Running Show and National Outdoor Expo, has scooped two prestigious awards at the EN Awards 2023 for Best Consumer Show and Best Company Culture. Adding to its impressive list of industry recognition awards, the winners of the 2023 EN Awards were named at ExCeL, London on March 30th 2023.
The 2023 show was the fifth National Running Show to be hosted at the NEC in Birmingham and attracted over 26,000 visitors across the two days and included an incredible line-up of speakers including Eilish McColgan, Dina Asher-Smith, Kriss Akabusi, Colin Jackson, Gary Robbins and Dean Karnazes. Winning the hugely sought after Best Consumer Show award shows the huge dedication and commitment the team has to delivering a show that is relevant, well timed to deliver beginning of season content with a big focus on inclusivity and community.
The Show’s ethos has always been ‘no matter how far or how fast you run’ and this approach has helped build a community of runners who feel welcome, motivated and inspired and who continuously feedback the positive experience they have at the show year on year.
The judges said that it was an inspiring and inclusive show with something for everyone covering all elements of the running world and a focus on sustainability. An event evidently created and delivered by runners for runners.
The second award the company scooped is the Company Culture award. Mike Seaman, CEO at Raccoon Media Group commented: “We are thrilled to have won two of the most prestigious awards in our industry. We have such an amazing team and I am so proud of everything that they have achieved since our first event just 6 years ago! Since then, we have aggressively grown our business, whilst retaining and growing the team and maintaining our core values of fun and community. As a business we believe in profit with purpose and I think that is what helps inspire and bind our employees together, which is why people love being a raccoon!”
The sixth edition of the National Running Show will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 21-22 January 2024 with running royalty including Dame Kelly Holmes, David Weir, Jamie Baulch and Vassos Alexander already confirmed as speakers. Tickets for the event will go on sale on the 21 July 2023. For enquiries about exhibiting at the National Running Show contact [email protected]