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HSBC to be Official Banking Partner of 10K Corporate Challenge in 2011 Festival of Running

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running is delighted to announce the support of HSBC as Official Banking Partner for the 10K Corporate Challenge, one of the events taking place as part of the Festival on 2 October 2011.

The HSBC 10K Corporate Challenge is a team event, aiming to encourage people who work together to build fitness – and fun! – into their daily routine as they train for the 10K event on 2 October 2011.

John Rendall, CEO, HSBC Scotland, said: “HSBC is proud to be the Official Banking Partner of the 10K Corporate Challenge. We see the Highlands as a key area for the bank’s commercial banking operations in the north of Scotland and I’m delighted to have the chance to support local initiatives such as this.”

Malcolm Sutherland, race director of Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, said: “We are excited to have HSBC on board as the official banking partner for the 10K Corporate Challenge. It’s a great opportunity to encourage people across the country to sign up to a healthier lifestyle as they train for the October challenge. Anyone interested in finding out more about taking part should visit for full details and to enter – it’s a fantastic way for people to have a bit of fun through training together or generating a bit of friendly rivalry and competition between teams.”

The HSBC 10K Corporate Challenge is open to employers and employees from all sectors of business and industry across Scotland. Teams comprise a minimum of four and a maximum of six employees from a single organisation or employer. Prizes are awarded for the fastest team overall, as well as the fastest teams from various public and business sectors.

In this year of Active Scotland, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running on Sunday 2 October 2011 is a super opportunity for all ages and abilities to take part in a running event. Entry is open now until 12 September for the HSBC 10K Corporate Challenge and the River Ness 10K. For marathon runners guaranteed entry is open until 1 May or sooner if race limit reached; charity and club runner places will be available after this date. Visit now to find out more about all events, including the River Ness 5K Fun Run and the Wee Nessie for pre-school age children.