The Crazy Challenge
We are calling this event “The Crazy 5 in Five” and will be splitting all donations raised (50/50) to Sport Relief and our chosen corporate charity of the year, Anthony Nolan.
In March 2018 my company, recruitment consultancy The SR Group, will be take on, once again the challenge of running 5 half-marathons in 5 consecutive days, all before work in support of Sport Relief! We are a small company (350 worldwide), but we are doing something huge. This challenge was thought up and is being driven by one of our employees who came up with the idea in 2016. In March 2016 we had just over 100 people take part in this crazy challenge and we raised just over £20,000.
This year we have more people taking part, many of whom have never run a half marathon before. We are making it very inclusive and offering a 10km option. It is a truly global challenge and our colleagues from New York, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney are taking part. We are also joined by some amazing “Crazy Friends” including a team of over 15 runners from law firm Stephenson Harwood, and also teams from RPC, Hogan Lovells, Freshfields, Rocket Network, Helaba, Mayer Brown, Invest Industrial, Freud Communications, and Anthony Nolan
This year we want this crazy event to be even crazier, raising even more money for the amazing causes supported by Sport Relief and Anthony Nolan.
Each run will start at 7:15am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. The Friday run, coinciding with the Sports Relief celebrations, will commence at 2:45pm.
The 13.1 mile route has been devised to take in some of the most iconic sights in London – the river Thames (north and south embankments), Horse Guards Parade, St James’s Park, the Ritz, Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the London Eye.
The challenges of the week include:
• Option 1 – run all five days (as a member of the ‘crazy group’)
• Option 2 – run one, two or three days as desired
• Option 3 – run ‘half-a-half’, working with another as a relay team to cover 6.5 miles each
In addition to getting everyone around the 13.1 mile route safely, we want to help spread Anthony Nolan and Sport Relief message among our internal and external networks and raise as much money as possible for two incredibly worthy causes. Our fundraising target for this year is; £ 20,000.
Our Director of Training, Leila Hudson, has masterminded this entire challenge. The SR Group takes the health of our people seriously and we believe that investing in the health, fitness and well-being of our staff is so important for everyday life. We offer our employees free running sessions each week and yoga sessions.
We would love any donation big or small, here is the link to our fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/crazy5infive
Thank you in advance!!