Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced that entries are now open for businesses and organisations to take part in next year’s race. The opportunity to enter the Corporate Challenge is open to any organisation, whether it be a social enterprise or a large commercial operation.
The Corporate Challenge was introduced to give corporate teams the opportunity to get involved in one of the UK’s fastest growing half marathons, whilst giving their business exposure and visibility at a major sporting event. The event offers a fantastic platform for companies to actively promote a healthy work force and to encourage fitness, motivation and team building in the business environment whilst raising money for charity.
The inaugural Corporate Challenge took place in 2015 and saw eleven companies battle it out for the winning title, including headline sponsor JCP Solicitors. The team from HMT Sancta Maria won the first Corporate Challenge Champions title and they aim to be back to defend their title in 2016.
Corporate teams consist of between five to fifty runners, and the team with the fastest combined team time (average time of the top five fastest finishers) will win the Corporate Challenge Champions title.
Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented: “We are delighted to be bringing back the very successful Corporate Challenge for 2016 and we are pleased to announce that registration is now open. The Corporate Challenge was hugely popular at our race this year and the feedback we received from participating businesses was fantastic. We are aiming to build on its success for 2016 and we would encourage as many companies as possible from the Swansea Bay region and beyond to take on the team challenge. This is the perfect team building experience from the moment of registration right through to race day, the journey a team can make is incredible.”.
“A large number of businesses are based in Swansea and the surrounding area, and we are hoping to encourage lots of healthy competition not just internally but also between the region’s businesses to see who will be crowned Champion of the 2016 Swansea Half Marathon Corporate Challenge. Running is great for people’s morale and raising money for the company’s nominated charity will be an additional incentive. Now is the perfect time to sign up your teams.”
Ashley Brown from HMT Sancta Maria said: “As a not for profit independent hospital with health promotion high on our agenda, the JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a fantastic platform for us to encourage exercise participation around one of the UK’s greatest events. We were delighted to see some of our staff participating in their first running event last year and to win the corporate challenge was a real bonus. Of course we are excited to return in 2016 as the event grows and hope to see many more first time runners on the start line.
“We’ll be providing a series of seminars to share expert insights leading up to the event looking topics around training and general well being.”
Corporate team entries cost £33+VAT per person for teams of 5-10 entrants, £32+VAT per person for 11-25 entrants and £30+VAT per person for 26-50 entrants. The entry fee includes the team or company name on every runner’s bib, a listing on the Corporate Challenge web page on the race website, access to training advice and plans, plus a medal, technical t-shirt and goody bag for every finisher. The organisers will also award a donation of £100 to the winning team’s charity of choice.
Please go to http://www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/corporate-challenge/ for the full details about the Corporate Challenge and how your team can enter.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 26th June 2016 on fully closed roads and is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst the running community. The flat fast course is perfect for beginners, first time half marathon runners and charity runners, whilst also attracting a large elite field from Wales and beyond to #RunSwansea.
Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route takes runners along Swansea Bay to The Mumbles and back, featuring six miles of stunning coastline, beautiful views and fantastic crowd support. A total of 8,000 places are available for 2016.
The team behind the JCP Swansea Half Marathon continue to work with their founding sponsor JCP Solicitors, and long term partners that include; Compare Insurance, Matthews & Co, The Big Heart of Swansea & HMT Sancta Maria, with ASICS being the Official Sports Training Partner for the race.
Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details and to sign up, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.