Raccoon Media Group has seen success at this year’s Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Innovation Awards with The Boston Run Show taking home the award for The Best Consumer Show. The awards evening took place Saturday Oct 28th and honored the “Best of Innovation”. Global show organizers joined the event in Puerto Rico and celebrated those who have truly shined brightly in the past year.
The TSNN Awards recognized nominees in 12 categories and received an incredible number of nominations for the Outstanding Show Pro Awards and Innovation Awards. Finalists for the Best Consumer Awards included Super Pet Expo, Awesome Con, Anime Con, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as well as The Boston Run Show.
The debut of the Boston Run Show in partnership with Boston.com and the Boston Athletic Association was hosted at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA in February 2023 and received over 18,000 ticket registrations. Despite the coldest weekend the city had seen for seven years, the show welcomed close to 10,000 visitors out of the cold and into the warm expo. The show’s two stages played host to Olympians and athletes from across the world of running including Sally McRae, Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Dave McGillivray and Jenna Prandini. The line-up of speakers enthralled packed theatres with the highs, lows, achievements, and failures from a life spent running. The city’s runners shopped for new gear, tech and nutrition from leading brands and found new races to sign up to at the Events Village. The event is strategically timed to prepare runners for the city’s marathon and promote the benefits running to new audiences who are looking to start.
Mike Seaman, CEO at Raccoon Media Group commented: “I am thrilled for the team to have been recognized and rewarded for the launch of The Boston Run Show. Despite a tough start due to a date postponement and extreme weather, we couldn’t be happier with our first running expo in New England. We had a great time immersing ourselves into the USA industry and we think there are exciting times ahead!”
The Boston Run Show will return for its second edition, January 27th-28th 2024 at the Hynes Convention Center. For more information about other Raccoon Media Group events visit www.raccoonmediagroup.com/events.