Business people show they are the boss – in and out of the boardroom!

Hundreds of businessmen and women will be out to show their rivals a swift pair of heels when they line up for one of the region’s most popular corporate events.

They will pull on their trainers on August 3rd to take part in the Morrison Utility Services York 10K Corporate Challenge.

But ahead of the big day they had the chance to claim some early bragging rights when they gathered [on Tuesday July 29th] for the 10K  Tournament, a cycle-themed fun social evening involving a series of mental and physical challenges.

After a fiercely fought contest at the Hilton Hotel, Morrison’s own team laid down the gauntlet by walking away winners.

Graham Watson, Run For All’s corporate manager, said: “Our corporate evenings provide a great opportunity for networking and allow teams to engage in a bit of pre-race banter. Everyone had a great night and whetted the appetite for the race itself.”

The corporate challenge forms part of the Asda Foundation York 10K, organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All.

John Edwards, Morrison Utility Services contract director, said: “We are very proud supporters of York 10K Corporate Challenge.

“We have been delighted to see more and more companies taking part each year. The enthusiasm of the teams and the sense of the achievement at the end of the race makes the event truly special.

“We’re looking forward to seeing who runs away with the title this year.”

Over 6,000 people are expected to take part in the sixth Asda Foundation York 10K. Starting and finishing in Knavesmire Road alongside York Racecourse –  the race gets underway at 9.30am and takes in some of the city’s stunning scenery and historic landmarks including the magnificent minster and Clifford’s Tower.

It also features the Arena Group York Mini and Junior runs, a chance for children of all abilities to enjoy a fun and free event and do their bit for charity. The 2.5km Junior Run - for children aged 9-14 - and the 1.5km mini, open to 3-8-year-olds accompanied by an adult, start at 11.45am at York Knavesmire following the York 10K.

The Asda Foundation York 10K’s partner charities are Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire, CLIC Sargent, Candlelighters, Macmillan Cancer Support, Martin House Children’s Hospice, St Leonard’s Hospice, Sue Ryder, Yorkshire Cancer Research and York Teaching Hospital Charity.

The run is supported by Asda Foundation, York City Council, Morrison Utility Services, Muscle Milk, Powerade, The Press, Minster FM, Runner’s World and Run 247.com.