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Why 25 lawyers are set to take on city's biggest Business Challenge at the Great Birmingham 10K

Mills & Reeve runners pit themselves against 400 others for title

Mills & Reeve Great Birmingham 10K team

City legal eagles from Mills & Reeve are set to take 400 runners in Birmingham’s biggest Business Challenge at the 10K race on Bank Holiday Sunday (May 1).

The 25-strong team of lawyers are hoping to raise £1,000 for Digbeth-based homeless charity SIFA Fireside – the firm’s nominated charity for 2016/17.

More than 30 firms across the city have signed up for the Business Challenge, making it the biggest ever.

The effort is being co-ordinated by trainee solicitor Emma Noble and associate Philip Hutchinson.

Emma said: “Team Mills & Reeve boasts a range of abilities, from pro-runners to those who have never even run before and will be happy to just finish!

“It’s going to be a real challenge but it’s for a very worthy cause.”

Last year a Mills & Reeve firm raised £2,500 for The Birmingham Crisis Centre.

More than 7,000 people are expected to take part and this year’s event has music at its heart with special warm up and starting waves for fans of either 70s, 80s, 90s or 00s music.

City legends UB40 have been unveiled as honorary starters and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Connie Talbot will be singing as runners head off from Jennens Road from 11am.

Join the Business Challenge.. but be quick...

It’s not too late to enter as an individual runner or through the Business Challenge.

Online entries are still open, however runners must collect their race numbers from Great Birmingham 10k organisers at family fun days in Centenary Square, city centre, on Friday (noon-5pm) and Saturday (11am-5pm).

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.

Sign up for the Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge here

Runners taking part in the Great Birmingham 10K Run in 2015

Business Challenge Scroll of Honour

The teams who have signed up so far:

Aston University

BBC – 24 runners

Cala Homes – 8

Certes Computing 8

Churchill Howard Ltd – 6

Click Travel – 5

Colliers International – 6

Connecting Element – 12

Core – 6

Cottons Chartered Surveyors – 14

Crystal Specialist Finance – 4

Delcam Ltd – 15

Distribution Planning Software Ltd (DPS) – 5

Grangewood Fencing – 6

Inspired Thinking Group – 14

J S Wright & Co Ltd – 7

J W Hinks LLP – 7

Legal Ombudsman – 7

Lema – 7

Mazars LLP – 32

Mills & Reeve – 25

NSPCC Business Board – 6

Paintbox – 19

Phoebus Software Limited – 12

Phoenix Group – 17

Queen Alexandra College – 14

Rightio – 10

Royal Bank of Scotland Mortgage Operations – 11

Saint Martin’s School – 12

Salts Healthcare – 12

Solus Ceramics Limited – 12

St Pauls Community Development Trust – 13

Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc – 4

The Belfry

UK Power Reserve – 7

UPS Ltd – 4

Vodafone Birmingham – 10

Warwickshire County Cricket Club – 10

Great Birmingham Run logo 2016

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