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BTME Early Bird Run raises £1000 for Benevolent Fund

Customer Insight
13.03.2020
BTME Early Bird Run cheque presentation
Syngenta Business Manager, Dan Lightfoot, made the £1000 presentation from the BTME Early Bird 5K Run to BIGGA Chief Executive, Jim Croxton.

The BTME Early Bird Run has raised £1000 from Syngenta for the BIGGA Greenkeepers' Benevolent Fund. 

100 runners braved a 6.30am start for the 5km run around the streets of Harrogate, to both raise money for the charity and enjoy a huge collective social event.

BTME Early Bird runners

Dan Lightfoot highlighted the event was all about fun and getting people involved. 

"Running and exercise is so important for physical and mental well being," he said.

"Combining that with a great social atmosphere was an incredible experience and highly rewarding, as well as raising funds for a great industry cause."   

Find out more about the role of the Greenkeepers' Benevolent Fund support for the industry here. 

Syngenta team for the BTME Early Bird Run

Among the runners were the Syngenta team of Glenn Kirby (above left), Dan and Caroline Carroll. ICL also had a large contingent of runners and helpers out for the event.

ICL team for the BTME Early Bird Run

All the runners received a Syngenta goody bag with water and energy bar to recuperate at the end.

BTME Early Bird goody bags

Run coordinator, Ben Davies, added: "It was brilliant, absolutely amazing.

"We're looking forward to hopefully coming back next year."

Dan Lightfoot confirmed Syngenta support for the event at BTME 2021. 

"The Early Bird Run is set to be the greatest event of BTME. Next year the target has to be to raise £1500 or more," he said.

Find out more about the role of the Greenkeepers' Benevolent Fund support for the industry here.