More than 30 employees from OGL Computer are hoping to ruffle a few feathers when they join over 400 others from Team Cure Leukaemia in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run this October.
OGL Computer, a Worcestershire based IT support and solutions company, hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Cure Leukaemia in the build up to the run. OGL Computer runners are hoping they’re not left with egg on their face in their very own forfeit challenge for the team, as the person who secures the lowest fundraising total must wear a chicken suit for the duration of the BUPA Great Birmingham Run.
Runners from the 30+ strong team have a variety of abilities; including regular marathon runners as well as those who have never run a marathon before. The team is now training up to three times a week to build up its stamina.
Speaking of the challenge, OGL Computer team leader Paul Colwell said: “I’m looking forward to the half marathon not only to push myself to get fit, but also to raise money for a fantastic charity which makes such a difference to people’s lives. Our team includes experienced runners and complete beginners, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.
“I came up with the idea of the chicken suit forfeit for a bit of fun and hopefully it will encourage a bit of competitive spirit between the team. I’m keeping the suit out of prying eyes before the day so it’s a big surprise for everyone!”
James McLaughlin, Cure Leukaemia CEO, said: “When OGL Computer told us about the forfeit challenge we thought it was genius – what a brilliant way to motivate the team with their fundraising! We’re delighted to have the backing of such a respected company like OGL Computer and we’re sure that their efforts will help us reach our fundraising target of £100,000.”
If you or your company has any wacky forfeits for the BUPA Birmingham Great Run then we’d love to hear all about it, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for sign up to this year’s BUPA Great Birmingham Run is Monday 30th September and for more information or to sign up please email or call 0121 236 9202.