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Teams on their marks for York 10K
TEAMS of business professionals fired up their competitive streaks last night ahead of this weekend’s York 10K.
As part of the event’s Corporate Challenge, sponsored once again by Morrison Utility Services, representatives from teams of media professionals, solicitors, retailers, suppliers and university staff competed in a Race Night at the Monkbar Hotel in the city.
The Corporate Challenge encourages businesses to enter a team in the 10k and raise money for charities close to their hearts.
Safer York, University of York , Enterprise and Morrison Utility Services were amongst the 20 teams that were represented on the night and will be battling it out to go into Sunday’s race as favourites for the title of Corporate Champions.
The event encouraged competitors to network and meet and greet their rivals before the main event.
Norrie Forbes, commercial director for the north of England for Morrison Utility Services, said it was honoured to be involved with the Corporate Challenge.
“This is a fun and inspirational event which, most importantly, raises significant amounts of money for a broad range of worthy causes at both national and local level. Running in the York 10K is a great way to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer and we would encourage businesses of all shapes and sizes to encourage employees to participate in this year’s corporate challenge and play their part in raising much-needed funds for their chosen charities.”
The York 10K is the final event in the For All Events 10K series, which has seen thousands of people run in both Hull and Leeds to raise money for local and national charities.
Sara Birkinshaw, York 10K event director, said: “The Corporate Evenings are always a great way to get to know our teams and for them to start up some healthy rivalry with their fellow professionals.”