9 Nov

Teamwork Calls At Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester MarathonOrganisers of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon have announced the details of the MLP Law Corporate Challenge for the 2015 race on Sunday 19 April. The marathon has enjoyed considerable success since being reintroduced and is set to attract up to 12,500 runners.

The introduction of the corporate challenge allows teams to get involved in one of the leading UK marathons whilst giving their business exposure and visibility at a major sporting event. Corporate teams can consist of individual marathon runners as well as two person (Half and Half) or four person (4 Leg) relay teams.

The challenge will allow registered companies to meet, greet and interact leading up to and on race day, and it is the perfect platform to encourage team building, training together, fitness and fundraising in the workplace.

Race director Simon Hill commented: “We are excited to launch the MLP Law Corporate Challenge for 2015. This is a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes from the North West and beyond to get involved and get visibility at the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon whilst encouraging health and fitness in the work place, and we expect the 750 places to fill quickly.”

The Greater Manchester Marathon is known to offer the fastest and flattest 26.2 mile course in the UK with just 54m of elevation. Last year’s event saw winners Andi Jones and Emily Wicks set new course records in 2:16:59 and 2:38:26 respectively, with all four leading men finishing under 2:20.

Entry fees for the MLP Law Corporate Challenge are £75 per person for individual entries, £135 for Half and Half relay entries (team of two) and £240 for 4 Leg relay entries (team of four). A total of 750 places have been reserved for business entry and registration is now open.