The Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon is putting out a call for companies to sign up their employees for a new team event this year which is sure to appeal to runners’ spirited nature.
Organisers of the Half Marathon on Sunday, 11th March have added a new team challenge to the line-up for this popular event in the Scottish running calendar. Whilst most runners on the day will be setting themselves individual challenges to complete 5K or 13 miles in a personal best, the new 5K Team Attack is set to bring out the more competitive spirit in work colleagues who choose to run as a team. And of course, this year’s winning team will be setting the standard to beat at future Team Attacks.
The 5K Team Attack is for teams of four – male, female or mixed teams – and is open to employees from all business sectors. The winning team will be the fastest cumulative time of all four team members across the line.
The Team Attack is an ideal springtime goal for runners to work towards, it’s a great way to bond with colleagues and it offers business managers a team-building exercise with a twist.
Organisers are suggesting that different departments within a company enter teams, or that companies challenge other organisations in their business sector to compete against their hand-picked team of athletes to see who comes out top in the fitness arena?
And with fantastic prizes on offer, there’s more than a sense of achievement and business reputation at stake. The winning team has the choice of one of the following prizes: golf for four at Castle Stuart Golf Links, meal for four at Rocpool Restaurant, hospitality for four at Ross County Football Club, hospitality for four at Inverness Caledonian Thistle or a paintball experience for eight.
This year’s Inverness Half Marathon also has a new sponsor – Global Energy Group – and there’s a new nominated charity in The ARCHIE Foundation as well as endorsement from top Scots comedian and presenter, Fred MacAulay, who will be running the Half Marathon.
The 2012 event promises plenty of fun and some great surprises for all in attendance. It takes place in the heart of the Highland capital with runners competing along the banks of the picturesque River Ness and in the shadow of the city’s imposing castle.
Anyone wanting to take part in any of the races on the day – the Half Marathon, 5K Team Attack or 5K Fun Run – can enter online at www.invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk. Closing date for entries is Sunday, 22nd February.