The organisers of The 2018 Running Awards have confirmed that nominations and voting in the Running Events and Races categories will open on Thursday, September 14, followed by all other categories on September 21.
It is the first step in the exciting run-up to the prestigious awards ceremony that takes place at indigo at The O2 in London on Thursday, April 19, 2018, celebrating the best of running and its culture.
This will be the fifth edition of The Running Awards and it promises, as always, to be a highly anticipated evening on the cusp of the Virgin Money London Marathon weekend. Running fever in the capital will be at a high and runners of all ages and abilities will be eager to see who comes away with the coveted Running Awards trophies, as voted by runners themselves.
The Running Awards is the only independent annual awards ceremony that gives runners and consumers the chance to nominate and vote for their favourite running products, brands, publications, sports retailers, charities and events.
Nominations and votes are free, to ensure that true runners’ favourites are recognised, and anyone is able to nominate and vote with just their name and email address at therunningawards.com. Categories include charities, books, clothing brands, shoe brands, accessories, nutrition, blogs, online communities, events, retailers, apps and wearable tech.
The opening of nominations on September 14 gives runners plenty of time to place their nominations, until these close on November 29. Nominations are validated and made live to vote for on The Running Awards website during this time, and voting is cumulative.
On December 6, a shortlist of the top 12 in each category is published and voting is then re-opened to find the top three in each category. Voting for all categories except the Charity categories closes on March 15, and the winners are announced at The Running Awards ceremony in April. Voting in the Charity categories closes as the awards commence.
The Running Awards is well known for hosting hundreds of A-list industry figures as well as running enthusiasts from the running community and key running press. Before the ceremony gets under way, guests enjoy a glamorous drinks reception and three-course fine dining.
Paul Corrick, co-founder of The Running Awards, said: “We are excited to announce that nominations for The 2018 Running Awards will open on September 14. This will be the fifth year of The Running Awards and competition has never been higher for our sought-after awards celebrating the best of running. We welcome runners of all abilities to cast their nominations and votes to help us find the real favourites among the running community, and we look forward to revealing the winners at the fantastic awards ceremony in April.”
Go to therunningawards.com for further information about The 2018 Running Awards and to nominate and vote.