Staff from companies across Norfolk are preparing to pull on their trainers for one of the region’s biggest corporate running events.
The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run Corporate Challenge – a chance to inject a bit of fun and fitness into the workplace - was officially launched today.
A race within a race, the challenge is a popular feature of the Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10K, which takes place in King’s Lynn on Sunday 30th April. Entries are now open here.
Businesses, sports clubs, church groups and other organisations will compete for the title of fastest team in the race. The times of the first three members home are used to calculate the winners.
Teams will also benefit from exclusive on the day hospitality, branded team T-shirts to run in and extra souvenirs.
Among those already signed up to this exciting challenge are King’s Lynn chartered accountants Stephenson Smart.
Derek Donaldson, Office Manager at Stephenson Smart, said: “We are really looking forward to taking part in the GEAR Corporate Challenge. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with a fantastic local event and get a bit fitter into the bargain.”
Siobhan Curtis, Corporate Manager of event organiser Run For All, said: “Corporate challenges are a very successful feature of a number our 10Ks.
“They are a great way to foster team spirit and, of course, provide a great opportunity to support the work of some excellent charities.”
Steve Ellul, Commercial Director of Bespak, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the GEAR Corporate Challenge. Along with promoting a bit of friendly rivalry, it makes a big contribution to the brilliant race day atmosphere and generates a lot of income for very worthy charities in the local region.
“Good luck to all the teams who sign up – we look forward to taking part with you.”
Teams who have already entered the GEAR 10K are able to upgrade their entries to receive all of the extra benefits. Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is sponsored by Asda Foundation, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, Alive Leisure, Bespak and Lynn News.