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Entries to the 2014 Vitality Oxford Half Corporate Challenge are now open


The Vitality Oxford Half Corporate Challenge is a new and unique team building and fundraising opportunity for businesses and guests competing at one of the most popular road races in the south of England, helping build TEAMWORK across departments, COMPETITION between businesses, and FITNESS within the workplace, whilst raising SERIOUS MONEY for charity

350 places in the half marathon are specifically reserved for entrants representing businesses teams.  Each Corporate Challenge entrant pledges to raise a minimum of £150 for a charity of their own choice. There is no limit to the number of entrants in each team (subject to the overall limit of 350 places), but a minimum of 5 runners are required to score in the team results and to qualify for the separate mens’ and women’s trophies

Guest runners are welcomed – invite your clients, suppliers, friends and family. The event is ideal for inter-branch or inter-departmental challenges – see how head office really matches up against the local branch, Human Resources against IT, or management vs staff, and of course businesses are positively encouraged to challenge your competitors to square up on the start line !

Race day hospitality packages are available for runners and spectators, plus sponsorship opportunities at the event for business partners.  Presenting a unique networking experience, breaking down normal ‘rules of engagement’ and providing an opportunity to engage face to face with 6,000 participants and 10,000 spectators at this spectacular community event

How to enter

Entering the Corporate Challenge is a 3-stage process

Step 1 – the designated TEAM CAPTAIN registers the team name and company details – NO CHARGE

Step 2 – the Race Secretary will VERIFY your team name and provide your Team Captain with ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS for team members

Step 3 – the Team Captain circulates the entry instructions to all TEAM MEMBERS inviting them to purchase and register their own individual RACE ENTRIES under their team name – £34  PER ENTRANT

Entries are strictly FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED



Entrants already registered for the Half Marathon can ‘upgrade’ to join a Corporate Challenge Team on request to the Race Secretary

Terms and conditions apply

Corporate Challenge Conditions of Entry

Corporate Challenge entrants compete as individual runners in the half marathon alongside the general public and charity entrants, whilst also representing their business team

Each Corporate Challenge entrant will be required to undertake to raise a minimum of £150 for a charity of his/her own choice and to provide details of their fundraising to their Team Captain on request after the event

Team Captains will be required to act as company representative and point of contact for the race organiser, and to submit regular reports on their team’s fundraising after the event

Entry to the Corporate Challenge is open to employees, proprietors, families and guests of any UK registered business or corporation (including HM forces & government departments)

Entries are personal to the registrant and cannot be transferred

Minimum age 17 years on race date

The winning first Men’s Team and first Women’s Team will each receive a unique Vitality Oxford Half Trophy

Each scoring team comprises the fastest 5 members identified on the day by the results computor, calculated by lowest aggregate finishing place, in two categories – male and female.  There is no limit to the number of non-scoring team members – subject to entries being available

Corporate Challenge entrants are also eligible to score in the open prize categories. Affiliated athletic club members are also eligible to score for their club teams

Corporate Challenge entry conditions are supplemental to theVitality  Oxford Half Marathon terms and conditions of entry, Race Rules and UK Athletics Rules of Competition