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Sponsors Line Up For 5K Challenge August 5, 2008

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The Liverpool Chamber 5K Team Challenge looks set to make a grand return to the city centre on 21 September. Organisers are expecting at least 2000 runners, an increase of 1000 from when the event was held at Croxteth Park last year.

Organisers have secured major sponsorship from local companies, including recruitment specialist Adecco and Ray Ross Print Factory. The sponsorship is already being well spent, with Adecco providing running numbers, whilst Ray Ross has contributed towards printed advertising for the race.

The 5K is one of the biggest events in the city’s calendar this year” said David Wafer of Adecco. “We are delighted to be a part of the preparations as the race returns to the city centre, particularly in light of our close links to businesses in the area, and the emphasis the race places on entering teams from businesses”.

Ray Ross, of Ray Ross Print Factory, shares Mr Wafer’s enthusiasm, and highlights the charitable benefits of the race. “The 5k is a great, fun way in which to raise money

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, for further information contact Alan Rothwell on 0151 427 7117. Teams can enter now at www.runliverpool.org.uk

Celebrate Our River Culture June 27, 2008

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It’s maritime culture we celebrate this week with two major events happening on the river this month.

CLIPPER RACE FINALE takes place on July 5 when the Mersey hosts the climax of an epic ocean adventure in July with the return of the Clipper 07-08 Round-the-World Yacht Race. The race is the world’s fastest, non-professional, yachting race with a flotilla of boats following the yachts up the Mersey to the finishing line. Cheer on the Liverpool 08 Yacht. For more details contact www.liverpool08.com

THE TALL SHIPS’ RACE 2008 takes place around Albert Dock, Liverpool, July 18 – 20 Enjoy the biggest gathering of tall ships anywhere in Europe this year as over 70 sailing vessels fill Liverpool’s quaysides and docks, berthing in the Wellington and Albert docks.

Climb aboard to find out more about the realities of life at sea, or enjoy the waterside location with live music, performers and displays to enjoy. The three-day maritime festival culminates with the start of the Tall Ships’ Race 2008 on 21 July as the ships begin their parade of sail and their journey to Norway.

For visitors travelling to the Tall Ships’ Race by car, please note that there is no parking within the Wellington Dock, Regent Road area of the city. Please use Park and Ride sites or City Centre car parks, and the shuttle bus service. Visit the Tall Ships’ Race website for more travel information. For more details contact www.tallshipsliverpool.co.uk

Get Your Running Shoes On! June 3, 2008

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It’s the Liverpool Chamber 5kTeam Challenge!

Not so long ago the Liverpool Corporate Cup was the flagship event in the road racing calendar. It had a great city centre course and was attracting more that 3,000 entries from runners both in and out of the city.

Due to development work in the city it had to relocate to Croxteth Park in 2005 and since then numbers have declined due in part to the out of town location.

Liverpool Chamber and L13 10K are currently in negotiation to bring the Liverpool Corporate Cup back to the city as the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce 5k Team Challenge.

Comprising four team members from businesses in the city and the wider Merseyside area, we hope the race will take place on Sunday 21 September 2008. We feel it’s a great opportunity to promote the city in its European Capital of Culture year, and give both chamber members and other businesses a chance to endorse health and fitness within their organisations.

Alan Rothwell of Run Liverpool said: “We think we’ve got a city centre location, starting and finishing within sight of the three graces. We’re hoping for 3000 runners, and we’d love you to help. Apart from your businesses team entry, we also have some fantastic sponsorship opportunities. Would you like to have 3000 runners wearing your t-shirts? Can you provide the goody bags or winners medals? Or perhaps donate the water or fruit on the day? We’ll give you great publicity leading up to the event and of course on the day.

Please note, each team should have at least one female member.”

If you can help, email Jenny.stewart@liverpoolchamber.org.u

You can enter your teams now at www.runliverpool.org.uk