The Running Awards were set up to identify and recognise the best in running every year.
From the running public’s nominations and votes we create the definitive lists for all runners to consult for their every need – Races, Shoes, Technology, Literature, Clothes, Nutrition, Communities, Charities and more.
We believe that the best way to find this is through a panel of experts... you!
Our experts are every runner that has time to place a free vote here. It takes less than 2 minutes.
We were established by our sister company Reality Awards Ltd in early 2013 with this goal in mind. With decades of experience in producing live award ceremonies, both nationally and internationally, they were the ideal company to get us going and produce the annual awards.
Among us here we have enjoyed and suffered everything from Fun Runs, 10Ks and Half Marathons to Marathons, Triathlons, Ultras and International events. However, when finding the right event to compete in, we had always found a lack of unbiased listings, so word of mouth tended to be the best way to judge… though of course not always possible!
There were many ‘running awards’ out there, but not one was adjudicated by truly independent voting. We decided to fill that gap.
We open for free nominations on at the beginning of each awards annual "cycle". Once nominated we validate the nominee and make them live to vote for here, voting is of course free.
We reduce to a shortlist of the top 12 in every category after a few months, so that runners can find out who the best in each category are, then re-open for cumulative voting for these 12 to find the top 3. Voters also earn a choice of running discounts when they vote 5 or more times.
Winners will be announced at The 2020 Running Awards events from mid-October. Click here for more information on how voting works.
Do let us know any thoughts or questions that you may have by emailing us at [email protected]
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