Team TMS running in RBC Race for the Kids

Taylor Richardson, from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) – the title sponsor of RBC Race for the Kids – is hoping to lead a 25-strong team in the event to fundraise for seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, he explains what makes the event special.

What’s your team name and why did you choose it?

Our team’s name is TMS London. Believe it or not, I work in the Treasury Market Services (TMS) team in London, and as you can probably tell, I spent a lot of time coming up with a name that’s as adventurous as the one we’ve gone with! The goal was to get as many people signed up as I could, so I wanted to make the process of joining the team as easy as possible. I knew that any potential joiners wouldn’t forget this name.

How many people are in your team and how have you recruited your team members?

I’m hoping to get 25 people on the team, which would be a great turn out and we are already making good progress. We’ve managed to get quite a few people who have never run the race before and that's a big achievement!

Why did you sign up for RBC Race for the Kids?

It’s a fantastic cause and, having participated before, I know it’s a great event and day out.

What’s the best thing about taking part in RBC Race for the Kids?

I’ve participated in a few different runs, but I have to say that the RBC Race for Kids is one of the best organised, and there is an amazing family atmosphere on the day.

What are the benefits of taking part in the race as a team?

I think it’s a great bonding activity for a team and it’s so much fun when you’re doing it with friends around you.

What are you most looking forward to about this year’s event in Hyde Park on Saturday 7 October?

It’s great seeing so many people at an event having fun, and I’m really looking forward to seeing all of my colleagues and their families.

What are your top tips for getting other people involved in the race?

A lot of people are intimidated at the thought of running for 30 minutes, and getting hot and sweaty in front of their colleagues. That’s completely understandable. It’s really important to highlight that it’s for a great cause, and there are also so many other personal benefits to it as well. Often the hardest thing to do is sign up.

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