The National Running Show has won the award for Best Launch (Trade or Consumer) at the EN Indy Awards 2018 which took place on Friday 2nd November at The Honourable Artillery Company in London.
Mike Seaman, Director of The National Running Show, also came away with the award for Best Show Director at this exciting new awards ceremony dedicated to recognising the achievements of independent organiser shows, teams and individuals.
Over 300 industry professionals attended the event to celebrate the very best new talent in the exhibition industry. Mike, Darren and Verity were there to collect their awards and it proved to be a valuable afternoon of networking and recognition for the many organisations and companies present.
In addition to the two category wins, The National Running Show’s Treadmill Challenge was shortlisted for Best Feature Area at the EN Indy Awards.
The Treadmill Challenge formed just one of many popular feature areas at the inaugural National Running Show in January 2018, and the 2019 event is set to offer many more interactive sponsored areas to encourage visitors to get involved. The 2019 exhibition will also feature a much larger floor space, the presence of many big names in running and an inspiring speaker programme including Paula Radcliffe, Jo Pavey, Roger Black and Iwan Thomas.
Thousands of tickets have already been sold for The National Running Show 2019 which takes place on 19th-20th January at the NEC, Birmingham. As the only non race-affiliated show of its kind, it will welcome an exceptional line-up of sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers and communities, making it a must for any runner as well as any business related to running.
In June this year The National Running Show won the award for Best Consumer Show Launch at the AEO Excellence Awards. It was also shortlisted in the Show Rising Star category at the Exhibition News Awards in March.
Mike Seaman, Director of Raccoon Events, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the award for Best Launch for The National Running Show at the EN Indy Awards. We worked very hard to deliver this innovative new show for runners and ensure that it had all the right ingredients from the outset, so it is fantastic to have this recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony. There are just over two months until the 2019 event opens its doors and it will be clear just how much the event has grown in one year, which is very exciting for us going forwards. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last year and I am delighted to share the award for Best Show Director with my incredible team, who have been key to the show’s success.”
The National Running Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January, 2019.
The National Running Show 2019 will be preceded by The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp on Friday 18th January. This industry-leading B2B conference will host key leaders and influencers in the running world who will come together for one day to network, share knowledge and keep driving the UK’s running market forwards.