Port of Ipswich calls on local companies to join in Business Challenge Race
March 21, 2018
Caption from left to right: Race Director, Carl Ashton with ABP Divisional Port Manager East Coast, Paul Ager and ABP Project Engineer, Robert Page
ABP Ipswich will be sponsoring a brand new 5K Business Challenge Race to encourage local businesses to raise funds for charity as part of the Ipswich Twilight Race on 12th May 2018.
While the event has traditionally been held on Fridays in August, this year it will take place in May, offering a number of races and activities over what promises to be a great day.
ABP are sponsoring the Business Challenge and all of the bottled water for the event. There are a number of runs planned throughout the day including a family run culminating with the Twilight cup at 7pm.
The 5K route starts at the North end of the water front and circles the wet dock two and a half times before finishing on Orwell Quay. Up to 1,200 runners are expected to take part and many more visitors will be cheering along the packed route.
The ABP Business Challenge will involve three ABP colleagues running for a combined time against other local companies (3 people per team and teams must comprise at least 1 male and 1 female). There are 84 team spaces available with a cup up for grabs and local bragging rights within the town.
ABP Divisional Port Manager – East Coast, Paul Ager, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this running challenge as part of the Ipswich Twilight Race and we hope it will inspire many local businesses to join in. At ABP we are committed to supporting the communities surrounding our ports and this is a great way to enjoy the Ipswich waterfront, while raising money for charity.”