Who would be a great award winner? Let us know and you could win £100 of Sweatshop vouchers!

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Give someone the recognition they deserve by making a nomination for a Run England award in England Athletics' Regional and National Awards and you also have a chance of winning £100 of Sweatshop vouchers!

The dedicated Run England awards which are included in the England Athletics Awards programme sees volunteers and organisations from across the country recognised for their contributions in supporting Run England. So who is it who has helped you in your running?

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Win £100 of Sweatshop vouchers

By making a nomination in our 2012 Awards or voting in our 2012 Hall of Fame you will be eligible to enter into a prize draw with our national Affiliation sponsor Sweatshop. Sweatshop also act as one of the sponsors of our National Awards and Hall of Fame. At the end of the nomination or voting process you will see how to enter your details into the draw.

This year we are pleased to announce that there will also be three Run England awards, both regionally and nationally. Nominations close soon so get your nomination in:

Run England Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has successfully activated new runners at a local level, engaging a broad range of participants in their community. Priority will be given to leaders who have worked closely with local athletic and running clubs and who have sought to link their activity to existing structures and systems for running. All nominees must be qualified and licensed in LIRF (Leader In Running Fitness) or any higher UKA endurance related coaching qualification.

Run England Group of the Year

Awarded to a community running group that has sought to activate new runners but also make a positive and demonstrable contribution to other local causes engaging such partners as charities, race providers, clubs, schools, colleges or workplace activity. All groups must be registered with Run England at www.runengland.org.

Run England Project of the Year

This project is aimed at County Sport Partnerships, local club networks, schools, colleges, corporate bodies or local authorities and seeks to recognise their commitment and investment in growing new runners at a local level by applying the Run England model. Their groups be registered with Run England at www.runengland.org.

See them and others receive their awards

As well as voting you can of course buy tickets for the evening. At the England Athletics Awards Night you will get to see all the volunteers who take home our National Awards, plus some of our finest athletes and coaches and athletics greats of all time gathered to see who is inducted into the Hall of Fame.  It is an event where the top names in the sport and the people whose hard work form the bedrock of Athletics in England join together to share in celebrating our sport's successes.

And remember...

Run England is pleased to announce new resources for group leaders to help them manage their group.

Thanks to funding from Sport England our new Group Finder map will allow leaders to not only manage the information on their group more easily but to also have a secure online register of their group members to know who their members are and which sessions they have attended. This adds a good way of ensuring your group members are signed up as members of Run England and enjoying the associated member benefits. It also gives you a way of keeping track of your group register. Run England is planning some prizes and rewards for group leaders who have members registered and showing regular group activity.

Ensuring you have an accurate record of your members runs is an important part of being a group leader both in terms of managing your members' training effectively and having accurate records in the unlikely event something does go wrong.

To find out full details about how to do this and much more please log in to the Group Leaders secure area and see the downloadable guide under the 'Keeping track of your members' header. Note your log in for the Group Administration portal is your normal member password rather than your password for the Secure Leader section which contains other leader resources.

Remember, if you need support with administering your group you can contact us at groups@englandathletics.org

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