PwC team to hit road for Great Run 10k Business Challenge
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. greatrun.org/great-birmingham10k
Ian Wall and Dave Walters (front) will lead the PwC team on the 10k