Martin O’Neill | Senior Design Executive

Back in January the Sport and Recreation team set MediaCom North staff the ambitious challenge of ‘running to Rio’ to mark the 2016 Olympic Games.

Over the course of 12 months we were tasked with collectively running the 5,813 miles between our Hardman Street office in Manchester and the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the same time, through sponsorship, we hoped to raise £5,813 for our chosen charities; Mind, the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital, and St Ann’s Hospice.

Staff from all corners of the agency have been donning their runners and logging their miles on our Facebook page, as well as taking part in big events such as the London Marathon, the Great Manchester Run, and the Manchester Half Marathon.

We now found ourselves just 200 miles ‘outside of Rio’ with about 2 months to go, so we just need one last push! That goes for our fundraising too. So if you’ve not already, please go to our Just Giving page and help us to get over the finish line.