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Raccoon Media Group Launches National Running Show Awards

Raccoon Media Group has today announced the launch of the first ever National Running Show Awards. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions in the running community and honour the runners, organisations, and innovations that have left an indelible mark on the sport. Hosted by Anna Harding, the National Running Show Awards will include the following categories;

  1. Inspirational runner of the year
  2. Coach of the year
  3. Running event of the year
  4. Product innovation of the year
  5. Best running blog/podcast/social channel
  6. Local running club of the year
  7. Retailer of the year
  8. Sustainability in running award
  9. Best charity initiative of the year
  10. Making a difference – community running impact award

The process for nominations and voting will be open to the public, allowing everyone in the running community to have their say and support their favourite entrants. The winners will be determined through a public vote, ensuring the most deserving candidates receive recognition. The event will bring together some of the biggest names in running in what is certain to be a memorable occasion for all attendees. Nominations for the National Running Show Awards will open on Tuesday 28th November 2023 and will close on Wednesday 13th December 2023. The public vote will open on 21st December with winners being announced in a closed reception at the National Running Show on Saturday 20th January 2024. Nathalie Davies, UK Managing Director at Raccoon Media Group, commented: “The National Running Show Awards are set to be a spectacular celebration of the passion and dedication that makes the running community so special. From elite athletes and inspirational coaches to grassroots heroes and innovative products, these awards will shine a spotlight on the best of the best in the running world.” For more information and to apply for a National Running Show Award please visit www.nationalrunningshow.com/awards. The deadline for applications is the 13th December 2023.

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