Standard Chartered has announced that it will be partnering with Nuffield Health, the leading corporate health and well-being operator in the City of London, for this year’s Standard Chartered Great City Race, taking place on 14 July 2011.
The partnership will give all City workers taking part in the race access to a host of extra health benefits as they prepare for this year’s not-for-profit 5K corporate running challenge. Runners will be able to hone their preparations by following the advice Nuffield Health specialists have provided including a 5K training programme and a range of other health and fitness tips for runners, as well as offering a free 7 day guest pass for Nuffield Health gyms.
On race night top fitness instructors from Nuffield Health will be leading the official pre-race warm-up for the 6,500 runners, due to take place on stage at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) at approximately 18:45, before the race start at 19:15 hours.
The 5K race, now in its seventh year, will once again be raising vital funds for Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered’s global initiative that tackles avoidable blindness around the world in emerging markets. Five pounds from every runner’s entry fee will be donated to the initiative, with Standard Chartered giving every team a special incentive to help raise further funds by announcing that it will match all donations pound-for-pound.
This year Standard Chartered is aiming to raise enough money to improve the eyesight of 6,500 children, the same as the number of runners taking part.
Kate Bharucha, Commercial Manager at Nuffield Health said “Nuffield Health is delighted to be supporting The Standard Chartered Great City Race this year and helping to raise money for the avoidable blindness initiative, Seeing is Believing.
“We hope people will visit the Seeing is Believing tent at the HAC where our health & fitness, medical, physiotherapy and nutrition experts will also be on-hand to advise runners how to stay fitter, healthier and achieve their personal fitness and lifestyle goals.”