Hall of Fame

The England Athletics Hall of Fame honours those people who have made outstanding contributions to athletics and running. It was launched in 2008 with a panel of experts selecting a list of potential inductees for athletics & running fans and members of the public to vote on.

The England Athletics Awards Night sees some of our greatest athletes of all time gather to celebrate new inductees into the Hall of Fame. The event also incorporates the National Volunteer Awards – highlighting the fantastic contribution made by volunteers across the country. The night brings together the great names of the sport, with those who work tirelessly behind the scenes, to celebrate the successes of athletics and running – the sport we all love.

2019 Awards Night – Ticket & Event Info

The 2019 Awards Night, supported by Track & Field Tours will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019 at the Hilton NEC in Birmingham.

A limited number of tickets are available for the event:

  • Individual tickets: £55 per person
  • Group table booking: £495 for a table of 10 people (includes discount of one free place)
  • Please note: for those buying smaller quantities of tickets (ie. less than 10) – seating will be allocated on tables combined with other guests


Email your ticket request to kbem@englandathletics.org – stating your name, contact details and number of tickets required. A representative from England Athletics will then contact you to confirm your booking and request payment to complete your order (to be made via BACS/cheque). Deadline for buying tickets is 2 October.

Included in the ticket price is:

  • Entry to the event/venue
  • Seated dining table place
  • Fixed three-course dinner menu including one glass of wine
  • After-dinner tea/coffee and petit fours
  • Access to a cash bar
  • Entertainment throughout the evening including Hall of Fame inductee presentations and National Volunteer Awards presentations – hosted by Olympic medallist and broadcaster Katharine Merry

Event schedule:

  • 18:30  Doors open / reception
  • 19:15   Call through to dinner
  • 19:30  Event starts
  • 20:00 National Volunteer Awards / dinner served
  • 22:00 Hall of Fame Inductee presentations
  • 23:15  Event finish
  • Bar open until late
  • Event Dress Code: Smart

The 2019 event will see eight individuals from the world of athletics and running inducted into the Hall of Fame, as well as winners announced for the National Volunteer Awards in the following categories:

  • Athletics or Running Club of the Year
  • Athletics Coach of the Year
  • Athletics Official of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year (14-25)
  • RunTogether Group of the Year
  • RunTogether Leader of the Year
  • Inclusion Award
  • Services to Athletics or Running

To get a taste of the excitement and celebration – watch our video from the 2018 Awards Night: