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UK Run Events, the events channel of #UKRunChat, have announced that the 2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon on Sunday 17th June will include a new Corporate Challenge.

The Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge has teamed up with Shrewsbury Business Park to bring the first ever corporate inclusion in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon and it is set to be an exciting half marathon challenge for businesses of all sizes.

From individual business owners to larger businesses, the Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge will welcome teams of up to five runners (aged 17 or over) wanting to take part in this superb day of sport. It is an ideal chance for employees to get fit, healthier and active whilst training together, working together and taking on colleagues or rival businesses.

There will be a team trophy and prizes for the fastest business based on the cumulative finish time of the fastest three runners from each team, and the fastest individual corporate male and female runner will also be awarded with a prize. Full details can be found on the website.

Shrewsbury Half MarathonShrewsbury Half Marathon has always been a popular platform for charity fundraising and for many businesses and individuals, the Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge will offer a perfect opportunity to raise money for a company charity or a charity of personal choice.

With three months until race day, now is the ideal time for teams to sign up to the Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge and kick-start their training. The time frame is perfect to allow colleagues of all abilities to get race fit and join is what is set to be the biggest and best Shrewsbury Half Marathon yet.

All those that do sign up are being encouraged by event organisers UK Run Events to share their training and race day stories via social media, adding a fun element to the event. Teams should tag their team photos with @shrewsburyhalf on Twitter, and those that tag #UKRunChat will be re-tweeted through the UKRunChat channels.

Shrewsbury Half Marathon offers a wonderful combination of history and scenery, the 13.1-mile course taking runners through Shrewsbury’s Medieval city centre and out into the stunning Shropshire countryside. It is a popular event with huge community support and benefits from a first-class race village at the Shropshire County Showground, where the race starts and finishes.

Race Director Joe Williams commented, “We are delighted to announce the very first Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge, which will bring together businesses from all across the region wanting to keep fit and enjoy a fantastic day of running. Signing up as a team, no matter each individual’s ability, is a perfect way to keep motivated, get in those training runs and celebrate the joint achievement of crossing the finish line on race day. The atmosphere will be incredible and there will plenty of cheering from the sidelines for all participants! We hope that many local businesses will come on board and promote fitness in the workplace. We would like to thank Shrewsbury Business Park for their support and we look forward to awarding the Corporate Challenge trophy to the fastest team in June!”

Entries are now open to the Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge and cost the same as standard entry for the race: £28 (affiliated) or £30 (non-affiliated), plus a booking fee. Click here to enter the Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge or go to the website for further details.

Entries include a free pre and post race massage, free event photography (worth £19.99), a bespoke medal and a technical t-shirt.

Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2018Go to www.shrewsburyhalf.co.uk for further race info and to sign up for a general place.

You can also like the Facebook page @Shrewsburyhalf and follow @ShrewsburyHalf #RunShrewsbury on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.