Hundreds of businessmen and women are swapping suits for sneakers in one of the region’s biggest running events.
Scores of companies will be out to claim the title of the region’s fastest firm when they take part in the 10th running of the Clarion Corporate Challenge on Sunday July 10th, a popular feature of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K.
And the field will include NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), which has entered an impressive 45-strong team in the event.
Provider of business support services to the NHS, the Tingley-based organisation has in recent years been a strong supporter of the challenge.
Stephen Sutcliffe, Director of Finance and Accounting at NHS SBS, said: “The corporate challenge at the Leeds 10K is a super event. It fosters a real team spirit between all those taking part and we are delighted to be entering such a large team.
“The run is fun, helps improve people’s fitness and is a wonderful opportunity to support some excellent charities.”
A race within a race, the challenge has grown into a popular feature of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The challenge is open to teams of at least five members – there is no upper limit – with the times of the first three runners home used to calculate the winners.
Legal firm Appleyard Lees triumphed in last year’s challenge in a combined time of 1hr 58mins 25secs.
The Leeds 10K is supported by Asda Foundation, Leeds City Council, Clarion, Viisana, Yorkshire Evening Post, TheBusinessDesk.com, Arla Protein, Heart, BananaKick and LTS.
To find out more about the Clarion Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge and for more information about Run For All events click here.