The Derby County Community Trust is pleased to announce that the 2019 Derby 10K’s new headline sponsor is Utilita.

Established in 2003, Utilita are one of the fastest growing independent energy suppliers in the UK – they now have over 690,000 customers and growing, specialising in prepayment smart meters. They were the first energy supplier to install a smart meter and in 2018, Which? announced the company as a Top 5 energy supplier for customer satisfaction.

Utilita are in their third consecutive year in a partnership with Derby County Football Club, and the Trust look forward to extending their partnership to support the Derby 10K, and the ongoing work of the Derby County Community Trust in communities across Derbyshire, from employability projects for 16-25 year olds to keeping the older generation active.

Jem Maidment, Director of Marketing & Communications at Utilita said: “This an exciting time to be working with the Trust – we have a fantastic relationship with the club and we are looking forward to extending our support, with our association with the Derby 10K.

“At Utilita, we feel strongly about the importance of supporting community projects – the Derby 10K has made a huge difference since its inception since 2000 and we can’t wait to get started.”

The Derby 10K is a 10-kilometre road race, organised by Derby County Community Trust that starts at Pride Park Stadium and passes some of the city’s most iconic landmarks before heading back to finish line at the home of the Rams.

In April 2018, the Derby 10K attracted 4088 individual runners, 681 business team runners and 697 fun runners – raising a total of over £30,000 for projects across the Derbyshire area. Since starting in 2000, the race has become a landmark occasion on the city’s calendar, and works alongside both national, regional and local businesses and other charities to maximise positive impact.

Emma Pilgrim, Events Manager at Derby County Community Trust, said, “It’s fantastic to welcome Utilita as this year’s headline sponsors, they are committed to investing into the communities in which they work, which is exactly what we do as a Trust.

“We look forward to progressing the relationship to not only support the biggest race in the city, but also to support our work in enhancing our communities through increasing health and wellbeing, sustaining participation in physical activity and improving attainment.”

To take part in this year’s Derby 10K, please visit www.derby10k.co.uk to find out about the different entry options, including a new ‘Run for Derby County Community Trust’ package for 2019.

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