The 2017 Running Awards was setup not only to create the impartial catalogue of the best in running, but also to find to find out what's new out there. So, with that in mind, we're delighted to open the Best New Event category. Come help your favourite new event with your free nomination/vote here.

Simply nominating a new Event, even if they don’t make it through to the shortlist of the top 12 in December will give it the added exposure that every new event needs to attract runners and prove themselves. Every running event has had to start somewhere! Last year’s award winners are now going from strength to strength so do give them a go this year if you have the chance.

The best new event of 2016 was Hope24, and their outstanding support saw them pickup Best Trail Event and Bronze Charity Event as well! Not only is it a fantastic concept for a race, but it is all done to raise money for two particular charities which always proves popular with runners! Click through to see more information and run solo, in a small team or a large one for the 24 hours on 13th and 14th May 2017.

It was another Trail Event that took the Silver Award for 2016, The Dorset Invader, a beautiful 95% trail race featuring quite a few hills. Now entering its third year its popularity looks set to continue with a camping available in the athletes’ village for this well-run event. The full marathon takes place on the 29th July with a Half taking place on the following day, click through for all the information.

The Scott Snowdonia Marathon took Bronze with their truly challenging event! The 1685m ascent doesn’t put runners off though with 98.5% of participants taking part in 2016 stating they’d recommend the Snowdonia Trail Marathon to a friend or family member!  Registration opens in just over 2 weeks here.

To qualify as New Event the event must not have taken place more than twice before The 2017 Running Awards opening, the 8th September 2017. We look forward to discovering many new events from your nominations!

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