The KPMG Promenade Relay returned to Douglas prom for 2022 with over 200 runners taking place in the race. After a two-year break during the COVID pandemic, local running teams and solo runners returned to the popular event, which raised funds in excess of £11,600 for Project 21, the chosen charity of KPMG for their 2022 financial year.
A sunny evening and a great turnout resulted in a fantastic race, with 50 teams and 6 solo runners entering the event, representing a variety of businesses and groups across the island. Lost in Pace were the winning team, completing the 10k race in 31:54 with Wet Bandits and Manx Tri Club - Men 1 taking second and third place respectively.
This year’s event was staged in support of Project 21, a Manx campaign established by five local charities that support people with learning difficulties. The five charities involved are Manx Mencap, Down’s Syndrome Isle of Man, Autism in Mann, Manx Gateway, and the Special Olympics Isle of Man. Funds and sponsorship raised by the runners will be donated to help maintain and operate the facilities at Centre 21 and increase the choice of activities for people with learning difficulties, from drama to music and sporting activities.
Kristan King, Advisory Partner and Corporate Social Responsibility committee member at KPMG in the Crown Dependencies commented, “It was great to be back home on the prom and to enjoy the atmosphere/buzz of the event. The event is always a key date on our charity calendar, which would not be possible without the support of the many people and businesses involved, including our sponsors, volunteers, marshals, St John Ambulance, Event Management Solutions, Manx Timing Solutions as well as the runners who took part in the event!”
Geoffrey Friend Karran, Chairman of Project 21 commented, “Project 21 are very grateful to everyone at KPMG for having adopted us as their charity of the year. It was wonderful to see so many runners in the event and we thank them for their participation and support. We also would like to thank all the staff of KPMG who organised this fantastic event.”
KPMG is extremely grateful for the support of Baker Tilly Isle of Man, Callin Wild, IFGL, Manx Telecom, Ocorian, Sleepwell Hotels, Tevir Group and Zedra for sponsoring this year’s event, as well as media partners Manx Radio and the KPMG staff involved in organising and marshalling the event.
For more information on Project 21 visit: https://www.project21.im
Photo below: KPMG team at the 2022 Prom Relay