THE president of Sheffield’s Chamber of Commerce will be leading his staff through the city streets in a charity run this autumn.
Yuri Matischen has signed up for the 10km Great Yorkshire Run when he will be joined by other members of Chamber staff.
The team is one of the first to sign up to the race’s Business Challenge which invites small, medium and large firms to pledge to take part with work colleagues and friends.
Companies can enter teams of between four and eight runners, with the times of the first two team mates over the finish accumulated to decide on the winning businesses.
They will all run in aid of Kickstart Community Programmes - the organisation’s official charity of the year which offers a rehabilitation programme that helps people overcome the effects of substance misuse.
Yuri said: “Taking part in the Great Yorkshire Run is one of a number of events the Chamber is doing to raise funds for Kickstart, a fantastic charity which is doing so much good work in the city.
“We would urge other companies and business leaders from across the region to sign-up to take part in the race and help raise money for charity, while also enjoying a bit of competition against other businesses of similar sizes.”
The Bupa Great Yorkshire Run will start on Arundel Gate and head along Penistone Road to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, before returning to the city centre.
More than 3,500 people have already signed up to the race which will be run on October 9.
Entry is £25 for adults, while youngsters can sign-up to the Bupa Junior and Mini Great Yorkshire Run for £9.
Visit www.greatrun.org to download an application form from the Business Challenge page.