Firms All Set for Clarion Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge

Businesses across Leeds will be keen to avoid posting a loss on Sunday 8th July when their staff pull on their trainers for one of the region’s biggest sporting challenges.

Nearly 60 teams – ranging in size from five to 55 members – are on their marks to take part in the Clarion Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge.

A race within a race, 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.

The popular contest, which has been sponsored by law firm Clarion since it was first held in 2007, has grown into a key part of the flagship Asda Foundation Leeds 10K organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All.

Among the firms making their corporate challenge debut this year are Charlton Morris, Forbes Solicitors, Gent Visick, Hatch PR, Newby Developments & Walker Singleton. Among those returning to the challenge are BHP, Enterprise Holdings, Hermes, Sky Bet, Arena Group & The Business Desk.

Fiona Barker, Community Partnerships Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming said: “Sky Betting & Gaming are excited to be involved for a second year as our team of fourty fundraisers get set to raise some cash and challenge themselves in aid of some great causes. It’s great to see so many companies in the city come together to support the region’s amazing charities, not forgetting to embrace a bit of healthy competition too. We’re looking forward to defending our position as one of the top 10 fastest companies!”

Roger Hutton, Clarion’s joint managing partner, said: “Race day is fast approaching and it’s fantastic that so many companies are taking part in the challenge, many raising money for some wonderful causes.

“There’s sure to be a great atmosphere on the day and as everyone crosses the finish line, they do so with a huge sense of achievement for themselves and their team. We look forward to running with you all.”

Charlton Morris, with 49 members, will be fielding one of the biggest teams and the company’s managing director Andy Shatwell said: “We’re really pleased to be taking such a large team to participate in the Leeds 10K this year. Everyone in the business is looking forward to the run and already training hard. I’m sure it will be a great event which will be followed by some well-deserved celebrations afterwards!”

The corporate challenge package includes race day hospitality at the Town Hall, a framed team photo as a souvenir of the big day, trophies and prizes for the winning teams and best individual performances and a post-event celebration evening.

Siobhan Curtis, Head of Commercial at Run For All, said: “The Corporate Challenge is a fantastic feature of the 10K. It fosters a bit of friendly rivalry, provides great networking opportunities and is the perfect way to support some great charities.

“The many companies who take part really enjoy the competition and we are enormously grateful to Clarion for all their support since 2007.”

It’s not too late to register, to enter the Clarion Corporate Challenge go to http://www.runforall.com/10k/leeds/corporate/ or contact corporate@runforall.com

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