MRSB at the Prince Edward Island Marathon
The Prince Edward Island Marathon is only a few short weeks away and as a race category sponsor we are gearing up for another weekend of fitness-focused fun. Seeing as its also the Marathon's 10th anniversary we thought we'd celebrate by sharing some stories around our involvement over the years and fill you in on this year's MRSB team. We hope you're as excited as we are to don your runners and support this great event!
The story of our first Corporate Relay team
MRSB Group has been participating in the PEI Marathon since 2007 and has been a race category sponsor since 2009. It is a point of pride that we always manage to pull together a great group to run, walk, volunteer or just give some support along the routes.
In 2007 we launched our very first corporate relay team. Actually, it ended up being two teams since the first was hand-picked by a Partner (who shall remain unnamed!) and the other was made up of staff who actually volunteered to participate once a signup sheet was hastily made available. The stacked team took on the name The MRSB Running Totals (otherwise known as 'the competitive team') and our second team, The MRSB Write-Offs, did everything in their power to train up and beat them come race day.
Well, Sunday came and by the time the final runners set out on their routes they were neck and neck. Both teams gave it all they had, but the Running Totals had the final glory, coming in at 3:33:28. What was the Write-Offs' time? A nail-bitingly close 3:33:36 - what a race!
Since that memorable first year, we've had at least one corporate relay team each year, along with runners and walkers in the full marathon, half marathon and pretty much every other event. Every year is just as exciting as the first, as each new team prepares to support one of PEI's most popular annual events.
This year's MRSB Corporate Relay Team
This year we will have eight staff lacing up and working together to complete the course, which gives participants a close-up view of some of the Island's most picturesque locales.
Here's our team...