Local event organisers BORN2RUN Events fought off some serious competition to take home the Silver award at the prestigious Running Awards held at London’s O2 on Thursday last.
A total of 12 Event Series were shortlisted for the award, among them some really big events such as the Great Run series and Race for Life. BORN2RUN were shortlisted for their extremely popular RUN FOREST RUN series.
‘We decided to make the trip to London as we were just really happy to be shortlisted and thought we might as well get a night out as a result, never did we think we’d be picking up the silver award’ said Carol McMenamin of BORN2RUN. ‘When Dame Kelly Holmes called out our name we just couldn’t believe it- we were beaten by Park Run which is a global phenomenon so there’s absolutely no shame in that, we are extremely grateful to everyone who voted for us’.
BORN2RUN were the only event organisers from Ireland at the event which was compered by BBC’s Mike Bushell and Dame Kelly Holmes.
All of the top running brands were represented as well as some famous athletes and the BORN2RUN team thoroughly enjoyed the evening with their silver award being the icing on the cake.
BORN2RUN was set up by Carol McMenamin and Gerard and Jane Rowe 5 years ago with the simple idea of organising great races in great places. In the short time since then their events have become increasingly popular and appeal to runners of all abilities from fun runners to elite athletes and everyone in between.
For more information on BORN2RUN go to www.born2runevents.com