PwC team to hit road for Great Run 10k Busi­ness Chal­lenge

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

MORE than 200 mem­bers of staff from pro­fes­sional ser­vice com­pany PwC will be tak­ing on the Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham 10k on May 6.

The huge team from the com­pany’s re­gional work­force will be run­ning or walk­ing the course for per­sonal chal­lenge and char­ity as part of the Busi­ness Chal­lenge.

With on­go­ing sup­port from The Great Run Com­pany – or­gan­is­ers of the event – PwC has worked to in­spire its Mid­lands work­force to get ac­tive in 2018 and take part in the 10k Busi­ness Chal­lenge.

The chal­lenge sees com­pa­nies com­pete for fastest time tro­phies, as well as brag­ging rights.

The four fastest col­lec­tive times by par­tic­i­pants are added up for each team to pick the over­all win­ners and an en­graved tro­phy is awarded for the win­ning team in each busi­ness size cat­e­gory (small, medium and large).

Plus, any com­pany that en­ters 12 or more em­ploy­ees will re­ceive its own en­graved plaque ir­re­spec­tive of fin­ish times.

More than 60 teams took part in last year’s Great Birm­ing­ham Run half marathon and 10K Busi­ness Chal­lenges, from a va­ri­ety of busi­ness sec­tors and sizes across the Mid­lands.

The Great Birm­ing­ham 10K starts in Birm­ing­ham city cen­tre be­fore tak­ing run­ners and walk­ers past sights such as the Sel­fridges build­ing, Can­non Hill Park and Edg­bas­ton Sta­dium.

It has mu­sic at its heart, with en­er­getic warm-ups and start waves fea­tur­ing 80s, 90s, 00s and to­day’s tunes.

The event fea­tures a Walk­ing Wave, which is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity as it ap­peals to par­tic­i­pants tak­ing on their first mass-par­tic­i­pa­tion ac­tiv­ity event or aim­ing for a change of life­style.

With PwC re­lo­cat­ing its 1,400-strong staff from Corn­wall Court to the Par­adise de­vel­op­ment early next year, the en­tire com­pany is ‘on the move’ in more ways than one.

Ian Wall, PwC Di­rec­tor in the Mid­lands, said: “Hav­ing led the charge on PwC’s en­try into the Birm­ing­ham Great Run events from the start, I am im­mensely proud that more than 200 of the PwC Mid­lands team are tak­ing part.

“Keep­ing ac­tive is im­por­tant to both phys­i­cal and men­tal well­be­ing, it is also great fun and a su­per op­por­tu­nity to raise money for good causes as part of the PwC Foun­da­tion. Great Run have been ex­cel­lent in pro­vid­ing our new and ex­pe­ri­enced ath­letes with lots of sup­port and as a re­sult we have many new peo­ple join­ing our team.”

David Hart, Part­ner­ships Di­rec­tor for The Great Run Com­pany, said: “There are real gains to be had for com­pa­nies sign­ing up to take part and while the Busi­ness Chal­lenge has an el­e­ment of friendly com­pe­ti­tion, PwC are demon­strat­ing that the 10K is very much about par­tic­i­pa­tion with a team made up of run­ners, jog­gers and walk­ers and we can’t wait to see them on the start line on Sun­day, May 6.”

For more de­tails go to: Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham 10K Busi­ness Chal­lenge: www.greatrun. org/birm­ing­ham10k­busi­ness

Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham 10K in­di­vid­ual en­trants: www.­ing­ham10k


Ian Wall and Dave Wal­ters (front) will lead the PwC team on the 10k

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