Accountants from city firm Bloomer Heaven will be taking on this year’s Bupa Great Birmingham Run dressed as superheroes.

The firm will have nine employees taking part in the half marathon on Sunday, October 19, including corporate tax manager Emma Clewes, independent financial advisor Andy Holliday and marketing manager Siobhan Lloyd, who all entered the run in 2012.

The city centre practice was founded in 1877 and employs more than 40 staff at its offices in Edmund Street.

Last year it nominated Guide Dogs For The Blind and raised more than double its target of £2,500 through a wide range of events.

“We try and involve as many people as possible in our fundraising,” said Siobhan Lloyd. “We’re really looking forward to the run and will try to support each other as much as we can.”

Organisers hope to beat the record 20,000 runners who took part in the 2013 run, which reached capacity a week before the event. With interest increasing every year, entries for the 2014 run have been increased to 22,000.

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run is the second biggest half marathon in the UK.

How to enter the Bupa Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge:

Go to www.greatrun.org/birmingham

Who can take part?

Small, medium and large businesses

Male, female and mixed teams (Mixed teams must be minimum of 2 male / 2 female)

Minimum of 4 people per team and maximum of 8 people per team (you can enter as many teams as you wish)

Team members must be 16 years of age or over on race day

How does it work?

Prizes to the first three teams in each category

Accumulated first 4 finishing times in each team will count

The fastest overall time in each category wins

Prizes

An engraved trophy will be awarded for the winning team in each category

The top three teams in each category will receive an engraved plaque

Every team that enters 12 or more employees will receive their own personalised company engraved plaque

To enter the Bupa Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge visit www.greatrun.org/birmingham .