Redbrik runners put best foot forward for charity

Added on August 30th 2017

Redbrik runners put best foot forward for charity

We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Chesterfield Half Marathon and a group of our staff will be putting their best feet forward to take part in the event.

Seven of our employees will don their trainers to tackle the 13-mile race, which is set to be one of the town’s biggest and most successful community participation events.

Mark Ross, Peter Lee, Michael Parry, Lindsey Holdsworth, Tracey Gurney, and Ross Bateman will run to raise money for Redbrik’s three chosen charities for the year.

The charities to benefit from the money raised are Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Ashgate Hospicecare, which are both also official charity partners for the race, and The Children’s Hospital Charity.

We have also pledged our support to the event with a five-year sponsorship agreement with race organisers MLS Contracts Ltd, the region’s largest major events company.

Mark Ross, director of Redbrik, said: “After becoming a headline sponsor for the Chesterfield Half Marathon for the next five years, we thought what better way to further show our support than taking part in the event ourselves.

“It’s going be a fantastic day that we are delighted to be a part of and running it will be a great team building exercise – with some friendly competition thrown in I’m sure!

“We hope the people of Chesterfield and further afield really get behind the event and make it a huge success. It will be an amazing atmosphere and we’re encouraging people to run for our chosen charities to raise as much money as possible for some incredibly worthwhile causes.”

A team of eight from Redbrik will also be taking part in a one-mile fun run, which is held in conjunction with the Half Marathon at Queen’s Park and open to people of all ages and abilities.

The team are encouraging other runners to take part in both the Half Marathon and Fun Run in aid of their chosen charities and are even offering to refund the £25 entry fee for anyone that signs up to run for Redbrik and raises over £100 in sponsorship.

The Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon will take place this year on Sunday 22nd October and is backed by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Applications for the half marathon are now open and you can register by visiting the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon website.

To support the Redbrik team, visit our JustGiving page. Runners taking part in the Half Marathon will need to click on one of the official charity logos and then set up a JustGiving page, which is linked to Redbrik.