Seventeen Delcam employees are training hard for the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge after finishing third in the men's category last year.
Runners from departments across the Birmingham-based software business will be taking part including marketing, accounts, development and sales.
The team is fundraising for Birmingham Children's Hospital and is aiming to raise at least £1,500.
Team co-ordinator Luke Edwards said: "We are really hoping to do even better than last year so we're taking this very seriously and plan on training together around Cannon Hill Park at weekends.
"I finished the run in an hour and 29 minutes last year so I'm hoping to beat that time. We have staff members whose families received life-saving treatment at the hospital and we are doing this as a thank you."
A new incentive has been added to this year's Great Birmingham Business Challenge, with companies given the chance to win an exclusive professional training session for their team.
Business Challenge teams must be a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight but companies can enter as many teams as they want in male, female or mixed-sex categories.
Mixed teams must have a minimum of two men and two women.
Team members must be 16 years of age or over on race day and placings are based on the accumulated first four finishing times in each team.
Every team that enters 12 or more employees will receive their own personalised company engraved plaque.
Visit www.greatrun.org/Birmingham for more details and to enter the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run.