Date: 29/09/2021
Author: Sophie Lake
Company: The Great Run Company

For the first time in over two years, Sunday 26th September saw the Great Manchester Run return to the city’s streets and what an amazing day of running it was!

From the masses of spectators who came to cheer on runners, to the high-energy on-course entertainment and the all-important finisher’s medal waiting for runners at the end, the Great Manchester Run made a memorable comeback.

Over 16,000 runners of all ages and abilities took on the 10K and Half Marathon challenges in and around the city centre. Tens of thousands more spectators came out to support, cheering and clapping runners on as they passed.
A key component of the Great Manchester Run this year was the ENGIE Business Challenge. Bringing together the city’s thriving business community, the ENGIE Business Challenge provided an all-important team-building activity which encouraged a healthy outlook for staff whilst also raising money for incredible charities.

We are delighted to announce that the results of the ENGIE Business Challenge are in. Congratulations to the winning businesses who not only win the much sought after trophy for their success, but also the bragging rights of being the fastest company in Manchester!

Entries are now open and for a limited time only are available at an Earlybird discounted rate – offer ends on Friday 1 October at 10am. So if you’ve been inspired to take your place on the start line in May 2022, then visit to sign up for next year’s event now!

2021 Great Manchester 10k Business Challenge Winners
Small Business:
Overall: Alexander & Co
Winning Male Team: Deans Court Chambers
Winning Female Team: Venture Arts
Winning Mixed Team: Alexander & Co

Medium Business:
Overall: Castlefield Investment Pertners
Winning Male Team: Castlefield Investment Partners
Winning Female Team: Procure Plus Act Team
Winning Mixed Team: Crowe UK LLP

Large Business:
Overall: The Farm Group
Winning Male Team: The Farm Group
Winning Female Team: Great Places Housing Group
Winning Mixed Team: Accenture
2021 Great Manchester Half Marathon Business Challenge Winners

Medium Business:
Overall: Fichtner Consulting Engineers LTD
Winning Male Team: Fichtner Consulting Engineers LTD
Winning Mixed Team: Begbies Traynor

Large Business:
Overall: Mazars LLP
Winning Male Team: Mazars LLP