Entries have opened for the Vitality Bath Half Corporate Challenge, with 500 places reserved for business teams. Companies wishing to take part in one of the UK’s most popular city centre road races - an annual sell-out event with 15,000 entrants - need to enter soon to be on the start line on Sunday, 12 March, 2017.
The Corporate Challenge gives businesses the opportunity to gain exposure at a major sporting event, a unique team building experience, fantastic fundraising opportunity and a positive way to encourage fitness in the work place.
The 2016 Corporate Challenge saw over 50 teams from various business sectors represented at the Vitality Bath Half. It provided healthy competition for teams as diverse as accountants, architects, lawyers, publishers and taxi companies, all of whom raised significant sums for charity. The 2016 men’s winners were Running Bath in 7hr14min and the women’s winners were Vitality in 9hr7min.
The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is a superb platform for charity fundraising and has earned itself the position of one of the top three fundraising road races in the UK. This year, over £160,000 was raised by the Corporate Challenge alone, and the total race figure is expected to surpass the record £2.1 million raised in 2015. The lead charity for the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon is Cancer Research UK, with Cancer Research UK Teens & Kids the official family fun run charity and Dorothy House Hospice Care the official loca charity.
Race director Andrew Taylor from Running High Events commented: “There are a great many businesses in Bath and the surrounding area, and we are hoping to see lots of healthy competition within companies as well as between companies before crowning the winners of our 2017 Corporate Challenge Competition”.