The inaugural Midland Staff Relays race takes place on Wednesday, August 14th next in the IDA Business & Technology Park, Tullamore from 7pm onwards.
Registration starts at 5.30pm. Entry costs €100 for teams of four, with each team member completing 4km before passing the batton. This event is limited to 100 teams and competitors are expected to take part from all over the region in what is the Midlands first ever staff relay.
The event is organised by Tullamore and District Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by RBK.
Speaking at the launch of the event in Tullamore Harriers on Friday evening last, David Gleeson, Managing Partner with RBK said, "RBK are delighted to be the flagship sponsor of this event. It is a fantastic opportunity for all concerned to participate in a healthy, alternative evening out in a fun and relaxed environment. We are delighted to be involved and are looking forward to the event."
Championed by Chamber member, Darren Butler, himself an accomplished athlete, who points to the success of similar events in the Dublin region over the past number of years. "We hope that teams from different companies in the region and teams from within firms will compete in the relay," outlined Darren. "We're trying to make it a different staff night out and hope that some of the larger firms will enter a number of teams. There could be a fun competitive element between teams within companies and between firms operating in the same sector such as bankers taking on other bankers."
"The whole idea is really a bit of fun."
RBK Chartered Accountants are Ireland's largest independently-branded accountancy firm, providing audit, taxation, accounting and a wide range business advisory services to domestic and overseas businesses. Established in 1958, RBK has grown from a relatively small, regional practice to a nationwide, indigenous firm with a sophisticated skills and services profile.
About Tullamore & District Chamber of Commerce:
Tullamore & District Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of Tullamore businesses and professional people working together to develop the Tullamore business environment and to improve the quality of life in Tullamore, a key hub of the Midlands of Ireland. The chamber is part of the Irish network of Chambers of Commerce - Chambers Ireland. Visit: www.tullamorechamber.com