A 17-strong team of runners from VERTIK-AL will be taking to the streets of Birmingham later this month to complete the 13.1 mile Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
As an official Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity fundraiser, Vertik-Al has set a £5,000 target including a pledge from the company’s directors to match pound for pound all donations received.
This is the first time that the Birmingham-based business has volunteered a team for the half marathon.
Two of the runners, production director Andy Best and quality manager Matthew Hill have been training for over two months, and aim to complete the route in 2.5 hours.
“This is my first half marathon,” said Andy, “I am enjoying the endorphin rush after training, but I must say, it hurts. Like Matthew, I am getting fit, losing weight and enjoying the discipline of training for such an exciting and worthwhile event. The level of sponsorship we have received so far is a great motivator, even when every body part aches!”
Pictured: Eight of the 17 runners wearing their official Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity vests.