Update 8/2/16 – Team Apex surpassed its fundraising goal by collecting £1,100 in online contributions, with further donations still coming in, according to a company press release. The fastest team member completed the race in less than 40 minutes, while the final racer finished at one hour and 40 minutes. The team included staff from the company’s head office as well as its storage facilities.
6/16/16 – Employees of Apex Self Storage of Manchester, England, are participating July 17 in the Race for Life 5k, a charity event to raise money for cancer research. “Team Apex” consists of 12 runners who’ve been regularly training for the race, according to the Apex blog. The team has raised £479 of its £500 goal, according to its donation page at JustGiving, an online fundraising platform.
“Cancer is something that affects almost everyone, not just us personally, but also future generations,” said Kirsty Rigby, a manager at the Apex Congleton facility.
The race will begin at 11 a.m., winding through Heaton Park, a mixed terrain of footpaths, grass and paved roads. It’s open to women age 16 and older as well as children of both genders.
Apex Self Storage operates seven facilities in Ardwick, Cheadle, Congleton, Eastlands, Glossop, Radcliffe and Warrington, England. An eighth facility is under development in Hulme, England.
- Apex Self Storage: Apex Self Storage Staff to Run Manchester Race for Life 5k at Heaton Park
- Digital Journal: Apex Self Storage Staff Raise Money for Charity by Completing Manchester Race for Life
- JustGiving: Team Apex
- Race for Life Manchester: Website