Cambridge Consultants gets running

Mar 5, 2020

Cambridge Consultants is to prove its athleticism once more, as more than 50 staff members tackle the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon this Sunday March 8th. This is the sixth consecutive race to be sponsored by Cambridge Consultants, as the company shows its continued commitment to the city.

The ‘Cambridge Half’ has established itself as one of the UK’s biggest and most beautiful half marathons. Famous for being the UK’s fastest selling half marathon, the event attracts thousands of runners of all abilities to explore the historic city of Cambridge. This year’s race has a new flavor, as runners will pass through two iconic colleges of the University of Cambridge: King’s College and Jesus College. The new route will take runners on a journey through history and showcase the very best of what Cambridge has to offer. All roads will be completely closed, allowing thousands of runners to take on this new and iconic route.

The Cambridge Consultants runners will compete in a new livery this year, with black and orange running tops. Previous distinctive tops have made the runners a recognizable part of the Cambridge running scene, as the team have trained through the recent challenging weather. Now the months of training and commitment will be put to the test on the streets of the city.

Each Cambridge Consultants runner has chosen their own charity this year, with the company matching the funds raised by individuals – an approach that has seen tens of thousands raised since the company began sponsoring the race in 2015. One runner, Steph Blinston, Senior HR Administrator, shared her charity choice and motivation: “I’m running to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society, which is the UK’s leading dementia charity. Here in the UK someone develops dementia every three minutes, and there’s currently no cure. We’ve been living with dementia in my family for the last few years, as have millions of others, and having seen its effects I’m determined to raise funds to ensure we can face the condition head on.”

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About Cambridge Consultants and Capgemini

About Cambridge Consultants
Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, services and intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 60 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 800 team members, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, energy and wireless communications.

About Capgemini Invent
As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in nearly 40 studios and more than 60 offices around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of over 325,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion.

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