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Final entries for the Chamber of Commerce 5k Team Challenge! September 9, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Culture, Events, Liverpool.
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The final entries for this years 5k Team Challenge are flowing in thick and fast, with over 130 teams already entered. Though if you’re still wishing to take part, be quick! You’ve only got until the end of this week.

The Chamber of Commerce 5k Team Challenge (formerly known as the Corporate Cup) will see a whole host of Merseyside businesses competing along the city centre course. Each team must be made up of four runners, with at least one female in each team. You can have any or no amount of experience in running to enter. You can even walk if you like!

The 5k Team Challenge will benefit the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

The event takes place on Sunday 21st September. Runners will be given starters orders outside the Cunard Buildings on Brunswick Street, before making their way along the waterfront past the Three Graces. From here the teams will run out to the Stanley dock before reaching Waterloo Road and turning back. The race will then return past the Liver Building to the finish line.

The event is sponsored by Aldi, who are providing bottled water for thirsty runners, and by recruitment firm Adecco. Both firms are sponsoring the event for the first time. The event is co-ordinated by Run Liverpool in conjunction with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

The Corporate Cup used to be the business community’s sporting highlight of the year, though during the years of the Big Dig, had to be moved out to Croxteth Park, where the event’s popularity waned. It is hoped that the event’s move back to the city centre will  re-spark interest within the business community, making the 5k Team Challenge once again the biggest corporate sports event of the year.

If you would like to enter complete an application form by visiting the Run Liverpool website here.

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