Teams are getting ready to have a crack at marathon

Scores of businessmen and women are set to take on the region’s biggest new corporate challenge.

The James Potter Eggs Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay will see teams battle it out to be crowned the fastest firm in Yorkshire this October.

The event, part of the sold-out Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, was officially launched yesterday by sponsors James Potter Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs and Celebrity Masterchef star – and former England footballer player – Danny Mills.

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To kick off the countdown to the event, Danny yesterday rustled up egg-based snacks – using James Potter’s famous free range eggs –for staff at the York Science Park. He also took part in an egg and spoon race with local schoolchildren and helped dish out chocolate Easter treats.

Danny, who will be leading a team in the corporate relay, said: “The Yorkshire Marathon is going to be the biggest sporting event in the region 2013 – and I’m really excited to be a part of it.”

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is being staged in and around York on October 20 by a new company under the Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events umbrella.

All 5,500 initial general entries sold out just three days after the event was launched in January. The Yorkshire Post is a media partner for the event.

Entry into the corporate relay is £300 for a team of six. Relay distances range from 2.5 to six miles – making the run both accessible and fun for runners of all abilities.

For more information about the corporate relay or to enter a team go to