Nominations for the inaugural Mersey Running Community Awards close this Sunday (17 August). The event, scheduled for Friday 24 October, aims to pay tribute to Merseyside’s running fraternity at a special presentation at the Richmond Hotel, Hatton Garden.
The awards are the brainchild of RUN (Running Unites Network), a group of like-minded runners from across Merseyside who meet on a monthly basis to discuss all things running with RUN hosts, race organisers BTR Liverpool.
An award will be given in each of the seven categories: overcoming adversity; running community service; most inspirational individual; volunteer team of the year; running personality of the year; lifetime achievement; and running image of the year. The categories are designed to have the widest possible appeal and are open to people of all ages and abilities.
BTR Liverpool's Alan Rothwell comments: “We are keen to recognise and celebrate all that is great about running here on Merseyside – and feel an event such as the Merseyside Running Community Awards is long overdue. We’ve chosen the categories carefully to have the widest possible appeal, as we want to see people of all ages and abilities nominated.
“The running community of Merseyside has really grown in recent years. The introduction of new events at all levels has attracted many first time runners to try the sport, while the more experienced race participants continue to be motivated by new challenges.
If you have someone in mind, nominations are open until 11:59pm on Sunday 17 August. A shortlist will be announced on Friday 5 September, when the public will be invited to cast their vote to choose their overall winners and event tickets will go on sale. Voting will then close on Friday, 3 October, with the winners announced at the special awards evening three weeks later.
More information is available at the BTR Liverpool website.