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It’s the latest development brought into action by event organisers for the upcoming JCP Swansea Half Marathon.  Businesses across Wales are being urged to take part in the corporate challenge that has been introduced as a new addition to the race that will attract 5,000 runners to Swansea.

So far, there are TEN organisations that will race against each other to become the corporate champions for 2015.  These include the sponsors; JCP Solicitors, Matthews & Co, The Big Heart of Swansea, HMT Sancta Maria and Compare Insurance.  Also taking part are the teams at the South Wales Evening Post, RPC Tedeco Gizeh, Arvato UK, TLC Marketing and Coastal Housing.

Not only will the teams be able to compete with other businesses across Wales, but they will also be able to take part in the health and fitness seminars delivered by HMT Sancta Maria and be in for the chance to win prize money for their chosen charity of the year.

David Martin-Jewell, race director said:

“We wanted to introduce an opportunity to involve businesses across South West Wales to take part in the JCP Swansea Half Marathon as a team.  There has been some significant interest from local organisations that want to be a part of the event and race day experience.  Running as a team can be extremely fun, and brings about some healthy competition between local businesses.  It can also create a buzz between the workforce and contribute to staff morale in the lead up to the big day.”

At JCP Solicitors, the namesake backers of the first Swansea Half Marathon the excitement is building around the business’s team contribution.

Clare Davies, Head of HR Services at JCP Solicitors says:

“The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is the main talking point around our offices at the moment and despite the actual event being about individual performance, it has really created a sense of being in it all together.  It’s great to see our colleagues come together and share this experience with each other. As a company we have always tried to provide opportunities to get our staff involved, in activities aside from their day jobs. The impact that last year’s run had was really encouraging, with morale and general performance positively impacted as a result, but most importantly people had fun.

“The JCP team are really looking forward to the race, some of them have run races before, some are in running clubs, and for some this will be their first ever race let alone their first half marathon event. But what is clear is that the support and team camaraderie created so far has been outstanding.”

Corporate teams can be as small as 5 up to a maximum of 50 runners taking part.  The corporate champions will be decided based upon the first 5 fastest team members.  The average time will be calculated between the first 5 runners to reach the finish line of every participating business.  The winning team will receive a prize fund from the JCP Swansea Half Marathon to be given to their nominated charity of the year.

Any business that think they could take up the challenge and beat off the competition to become the corporate champions of 2015 can contact emma@swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk.  To find out more about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon that takes place on Sunday 14th June visit www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk.

 

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