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Workplace Sports Day!

Date: 6 Aug 2014

Organisers are looking for businesses to get up from their desks, swap their pen for an egg-and-spoon and enter a team into this year’s annual ‘Workplace Sports Day’ as part of the Be Active Truro festival on Friday 15th August.

 

Businesses will come together for the fourth annual challenge on Lemon Quay to compete in some light hearted old-school sports day racing challenges.

 

Natasha Howard, Event organiser from Cornwall Sports Partnership said; “This is a great and unique opportunity to bring your work colleagues together and get out of the office for an hour of sack racing and three-legged fun on a Friday lunchtime.”

 

“This is a popular event in the week, and it is great to see such team spirit – and sometimes rivalry – between businesses”

 

The Workplace Sports Day is part of Truro’s annual sports festival – Be Active Truro, which takes place on Lemon Quay from 11 – 16 August. The event, which is organised by Cornwall Sports Partnership, Totally Truro BID and Truro City Council, has been designed to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get active to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

Other activities throughout the week include; health checks, fitness classes, wheelchair basketball, a climbing wall, boxing, angling, rowing, golf, tennis and many more. For a day by day event list visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk/beactivetruro  

 

The ‘old-school’ Workplace Sports Day will take place during lunchtime on Friday 15th August on Lemon Quay, all equipment will be provided and there will be a trophy for the winning team!

 

Teams of 4 can enter by emailing – the name of your organisation, contact name and details to Natasha Howard at nhoward@cornwall.gov.uk . Entry closes on Friday 8th August and it is free to enter.

 

For further information:

Please contact Sarah Mageean at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on 01872 323346 / 07891 985295 / smageean@cornwall.gov.uk

Costs

27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness in 2011/12.  Workplace ill health cost society an estimated £13.8 billion in 2010/11.

Work-Based Physical activity Programmes

Work-based physical activity programmes:  A programme costing £18,900 for a company with 100 employees could lead to an overall net saving of £10,941 (Promoting physical activity in the workplace: business case).

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