BUSINESSES in Sunderland can finish first and be the quickest firm in the city at the Sunderland City 10k.
Organisations are being urged to sign up for the Corporate Challenge at the event, which takes place on Sunday, June 26.
As well as being presented with the winning team trophy by Olympian Steve Cram, the triumphant business will also receive 10 free entries to next year’s run.
Staff at Press Ahead, based at Sunderland’s Business and Innovation Centre, are lacing up their trainers for the 10k.
Director Chris Lines said: “As a team, of course we want to finish as high as possible in the challenge, but we also have some pretty competitive individuals here, so there will be a battle to see who has the bragging rights after the run.
“Naturally, I’m training hard to ensure that person is me.
“Regardless of how the Press Ahead team performs on the day, it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic event.
“We’re really looking forward to being part of it and I hope that plenty of other companies get behind the run and take on the Corporate Challenge.”
He added: “As the saying goes, ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ and the more firms that follow that mantra, the more successful the business community of Sunderland is likely to be.”
The times of the first four runners who make it over the finishing line will determine who wins the prize, with the lowest cumulative time scooping the honour.
Former Olympic athlete Steve said: “The redspottedhanky.com Sunderland City 10k Corporate Challenge is a great way for local businesses to enjoy an exciting team event that will be a lot of fun as well as an opportunity to raise charitable funds.
“I’m delighted that the Press Ahead team is gearing up for a shot at the corporate title and I wish them and everyone else the very best of luck.”
To enter the run, call 525 5747 or go to www.sunderlandcity10k.com