Teams from companies across the new city are getting up a head of steam to compete in the Geoffrey Leaver Corporate Relay Challenge, a part of the Milton Keynes Marathon.
This year’s marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, and the relay will involve each team member running one leg of approximately 6.5 miles alongside the full marathon course. Each runner will have a computer chip for timing purposes.
Andrew Hully, race director, said: “Entries are coming in fast and teams have entered from Network Rail, The Motor Insurers Bureau, Allianz Insurance, Vodafone, SNR Denton, The Blue Skies Partnership, Keens Shay Keens MK, Allianz Insurance, Mirus IT, Amscan as well as many other companies, so it’s going to be a great event. We only have space for 125 teams so don’t leave it too long before entering.”
Teams of four runners will be entered into the relay, which is being held to raise money for charity. Teams are requested to raise 50 per cent for MK Dons Sports and Education Trust, the official event charity, and 50 per cent for a charity of their choice.
The event starts and finishes at stadiummk, Milton Keynes. Corporate teams will benefit from their own hospitality area overlooking the finish at stadiummk and bespoke event technical vests included in the cost of entry.
Dan Wylie from 2012 winning team Motor Insurers’ Bureau said: “Despite some hostile weather conditions we really enjoyed running in the corporate relay last April. In total we had four teams made up of different abilities. We’re very proud to be the first and reigning champions and we’re already working out how we can hold on to our title.”
Nearly 100 corporate relay teams completed the inaugural event on April 29, 2012. The corporate relay has an important charity element, with a strong emphasis on “putting something back”. The 2012 challenge raised more than £40,000 for charity.
Click here for more details about the Geoffrey Leaver Corporate Relay Challenge or email race director Andrew Hully.