New categories, Old categories, Better categories…

Over 150,000 votes helped us find the best in 2018, and we’re now open to find the best in 2019!

However, the running world changes every year, so, so do we…

With a renewed focus on International Events we’re not just The National Running Awards. Currently we have races spanning the globe; have a look at the map above (join one if you fancy it by clicking the ‘I’ button next to the race) and help us find the best with a free vote or nomination.

That’s not to say we don’t keep the favourites. Last year’s move to help smaller events get the recognition they deserve, as well as the large, proved very popular. As runners ourselves we know that it is important to find the best local races so we divided the 5K and 10K categories by region before finding the National Best.

However, a change to this year’s awards is to feature two new Trail categories. Following feedback from the public we saw the importance of trail running to many and now have a new Trail Race/Series and Trail Shoe category open. With our partner Wild Ginger Films (trail runners of all levels should have a look at the gear reviews, pro athletes’ tips, race recces and more for free here) we are excited to see some new nominees enter the awards.

We also try to be the Runners’ Reference, so have a browse of the previous results here, be it a shoe, a race, the best nutrition or the inspiration you need from a blog, trust other runners' advice. Or, if you want instant answers, vote in our weekly poll to see runners’ opinions on current topics. This week, we look at if runners’ do HIIT training. We’re interested to know too!

We will always keep nominations and votes free to ensure we find the best. So, thank you for helping us do this with your votes!

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