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 the new awards ceremony dedicated to recognising the achievements of independent organiser shows, teams and individuals.
Over 300 industry professionals attended the event to celebrate new talent in the exhibition industry.
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 was one of the popular feature areas at the inaugural National Running Show in January 2018.
The show organisers note that thousands of tickets have already been sold for The National Running Show 2019, which takes place on 19th-20th January at the NEC, Birmingham. It will welcome a line-up of sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers and communities.
The organising team add that the 2019 event is set to offer 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 a speaker programme including Paula Radcliffe, Jo Pavey, Roger Black and Iwan Thomas.
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, said “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.”