A multi-national team of 30 runners from emc europe will tackle the 13-mile Bupa Great Birmingham Run on October 19, to raise money for UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation for children.
The team features 14 nationalities, including Spanish and Swedish, French and Finnish, Dutch and Danish runners, all based at the head office in Burton-upon-Trent.
This year, emc europe – which specialises in mobile phone and laptop recycling for businesses – launched a partnership with UNICEF UK.
Businesses which choose to recycle their devices through the firm now have the option to make a donation to UNICEF.
The partnership aims to raise £375,000 over the next three years to support UNICEF. The emc europe team is aiming to raise £5,000 for UNICEF from the run.
To learn more about UNICEF and the Recycle for Children partnership, visit www.emceurope.eu.com/en To sponsor emc europe, go to: myfundraising.unicef.org.uk/MyPage/emc-europe-run-a-half-marathon
Organisers of the Bupa Great Birmingham Run hope to beat the record 20,000 runners who took part in 2013, when the run reached capacity a week before the event.
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
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