Limelight Sports appointed to deliver Global Energy Race

Limelight Sports, the agency of the Active World, has been appointed to organise the UK event for the 2017 Global Energy Race by New York Bakery Company and Grupo Bimbo. This unique event, made up of 3k, 5k and 10k runs, started globally in 2015 and now in its 3rd year has expanded to 38 host cities in 21 countries. The UK edition will take place on Sunday 24th September and will be part of the official attempt to break the Guinness world record for a race taking place in the most cities on the same day.

Limelight Sports will be responsible for the UK edition of Global Energy Race which will take place in the beautiful Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Entrants can choose which distance to complete, allowing runners of all ages and abilities to take part. Limelight Sports’ will play a crucial role in the success of the event again, including full operational delivery, technology and marketing.

Global Energy Race is owned by Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world. The New York Bakery Company, who are owned by Grupo Bimbo, has a factory based just a few miles from the UK race in Rotherham. They will donate 1 bagel for every one kilometre completed by every runner to local food banks as well as donate all entry fees to charity. This is in partnership with The Trussell Trust - the UK Foodbank Network who provide emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK. This means that if everyone collectively runs 10,000k the New York Bakery Company will donate 10,000 bagels. 

New York Bakery Co., Marketing Director commenterd, “Global Energy Race is a great accessible event for all and we’re pleased to be working with an agency with such a strong track record of delivering high-quality experiences and a commitment to helping get more people active. We’re confident Limelight Sports will give everyone a great day as part of the worldwide series of events, and help us support the work of the Trussell Trust in the process.”

Limelight Sports CEO, Craig Dews commented, “We are delighted that we have been appointed to organize the UK edition of Global Energy Race. The event is unique and brings runners of all ages and running ability across the world, together on one day for a great cause. As the agency of the Active World, our involvement could not be more fitting”.
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