Firms mean business in MKM Hull 10K and half marathon corporate challenges

Staff from firms across East Yorkshire will be lining up a flurry of business takeovers on Sunday 10th June when they pull on their trainers for two of the region’s biggest corporate sporting challenges.

Teams from scores of companies will be fighting for the title of fastest firm in the race when they take part in the MKM Hull 10K Corporate Challenge and the MKM Hull Half Marathon Corporate challenge, a feature of the annual Asda Foundation Hull 10K and Half Marathon.

As headline sponsor, building supplies firm MKM will be supporting both corporate challenges.

As well as hoping to show their opponents a clean pair of heels, the corporate challenge runners will help raise thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

Mark Smith, Finance Director with MKM Building Supplies, new sponsors of the Hull Corporate Challenge events, said: “MKM are proud to sponsor the Corporate Challenge in Hull for 2018, running alongside Hull’s business community.

“It is a fun event which fosters team spirit and provides companies with an excellent opportunity to support some really fantastic causes. The Corporate Challenge is a fantastic feature of the 10K and now the Half Marathon and we are extremely excited to be involved in 2018.”

Siobhan Curtis, Corporate Manager with Run For All, organisers of the 10K and the new half marathon, said: “The corporate challenge has long been a popular feature of the Hull 10K and we are sure the format will be equally popular as part of the half marathon.

“The challenges are good fun and a great way of fostering team spirit as well as promoting a bit of friendly rivalry and we are enormously grateful for the support of MKM in 2018.”

Teams in the 10K must have a minimum of five runners – four for the half marathon – with the times of the first three members home used to calculate the winners.

The half marathon route starts and finishes in the same place as the 10K, in Alfred Gelder Street. It takes in the waterfront and marina and then travels north of the city, along Princes Avenue, skirting Pearson Park, Newland Avenue and Cottingham Road.

It then travels on to the campus of the University of Hull, past the Brynmor Jones Library and the office of former librarian and celebrated poet Philip Larkin’s office, before returning into the city centre for the grand finish.

For more information and to enter the corporate challenges go to

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