The Swindon Half Marathon has been given a boost thanks to local business PrePay Solutions sponsoring the corporate team challenge.
Based in the town centre, PrePay Solutions is a leading European prepaid services company. Promoting health and well-being is a key part of the company’s culture and so when the opportunity arose to back the Swindon Half Marathon, they accepted the challenge to encourage more corporate registrations.
Julian Brand, company secretary at PrePay Solutions said: “Within PrePay Solutions we encourage people to do fun things they haven’t done before, and that includes taking on challenges like the Swindon Half. We wanted to get more people running and so we started a company running club joining forces with the Research Councils, and so getting more businesses to enter the Half was a good fit with this.
“As the Swindon Half offers a range of distances we thought it was a good way to get as many people to enter as possible, including those just starting out. We will also have a PrePay Solutions team taking part in the Half and the five mile multi-terrain race on the day.”
Fitness challenges are nothing new to PrePay Solutions, having just completed a ‘virtual’ run in Faringdon Park, covering the equivalent distance from their London office to their Swindon office, 210 kilometres, over the course of a lunchtime. This has also been repeated on bikes around the local villages that surrounded the Cotswold Water Park.
The Swindon Half Marathon is this year being organised by SEQOL Charity, which is the charitable arm of the social enterprise SEQOL, which delivers health and social care in Swindon.
Michelle Howard, chair of SEQOL Charity, said: “The support PrePay Solutions has provided to the Swindon Half Marathon has been great in helping drum up support across Swindon. Our mutual aim of encouraging more people to start running and challenging themselves at any distance will hopefully help Swindon become a fitter and healthier town with all of us making the most of our lives.”
For more information on PrePay Solutions, visit: www.prepaysolutions.com
Entry is still open for corporate teams and individuals for all the Swindon Half Marathon event distances. To register visit: www.swindonhalfmarathon.org.uk