Entries are flying in for the inaugural British Airways Run Gatwick event on Sunday, 13th May 2018, headlined by the International Half Marathon. Now Race Director, Dave Kelly, is hoping that local businesses will come forward to support the British Airways Run Gatwick Corporate 5k as part of the anticipated 7,500 entries across four races.
Taking place on the same day as the International Half Marathon, 5K and Family Run for children aged 4-15 years, the Corporate 5K is part of a thrilling new sporting event at one of the UK’s major hubs. For any businesses wishing to use the Corporate 5K for fundraising the event is the ideal platform to raise money for their chosen charity.
The Corporate 5K starts and finishes at Crawley’s Southgate Park and follows a single-lap route on fully closed roads through Crawley’s lively town centre. It will enjoy the same infrastructure and high quality experience as the half marathon, including a bag drop area, festival stage with live music and commentary, mass warm-up and much more. All finishers will receive a bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, bottled water and banana.
Trophies will be awarded to the fastest small team (5-10 runners) and the fastest large team (11+ runners). The small team award will be based on the best three runners' times and the large team prize will be calculated at 10-to-score. With so many businesses located in the Gatwick and Crawley area it will be a huge honour to win the Corporate 5K and be crowned the fastest team.
Run Gatwick will have an exclusive VIP marquee for runners and corporate teams wishing to secure post-race food and drinks, a relaxed seating area, private toilets, a changing area and free massages. VIP passes can be purchased when buying company places for the Corporate 5K.
Race Director Dave Kelly said: “The British Airways Run Gatwick Corporate 5K promises to be a hugely popular part of race weekend and we are looking forward to welcoming corporate runners of all levels and abilities to the event next May. There are many businesses in the Crawley and Gatwick area and it is a perfect opportunity for a little friendly rivalry, whilst encouraging fitness in the workplace and a great sense of team spirit”.
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