The National Running Show has scooped the Best Consumer Show Award at the Exhibition News Awards 2022. The award recognised the fourth instalment of the flagship show, The National Running Show, Birmingham. The winners of the 2022 Exhibition News Awards were named at the event at Battersea Evolution on Friday 18 March. Hosted by actor, comedian and writer Hugh Dennis, the awards celebrated the very best of the exhibitions industry.
The 2022 show was the fourth National Running Show to be hosted at the NEC in Birmingham and attracted over 18,000 visitors across the two days and included a stellar line-up of speakers including Lord Sebastian Coe, Iwan Thomas, Scott Jurek, Jenni Falconer, Susie Chan, Jonnie Peacock and Kadeena Cox. Winning the hugely sought after Best Consumer Show award shows the huge dedication and commitment the team has to delivering a show that is relevant, well timed to deliver beginning of season content and not ‘end of line’ products with a big focus on inclusivity and community.
The Show’s ethos has always been ‘no matter how far or how fast you run’ and this approach has helped build a community of runners who feel welcome, motivated and inspired and who continuously feedback the positive experience they have at the show year on year.
Nathalie Davies, Run Portfolio Director, commented: “We are thrilled to have won one of the most prestigious awards in our industry. We have a very clear vision of the type of event we want to deliver for the running community and our commitment to that and our unwillingness to waver on providing the best experience possible has paid off. This is the best way to end an incredibly challenging couple of years and we can’t wait to bring our community together again for the next event in May.”