In 2016, Barclays Monaco set a very tough objective to complete 10,000 km in the 8-day No Finish Line Monaco, not an easy feat when you think that the circuit is only 1.4 km long.
Not only did the 220 people that made up Barclays team manage 10,321 km, they also tied for overall 3rd place for teams with Fight Aids Monaco.
This year, Barclays Monaco raised the bar to 12,000 km and ended up covering a distance of 13,452 km (more than a roundtrip flight from Nice to New York), which helped inch up on the podium to 2nd place overall in the Team Category.
For each kilometre completed, sponsors donated €1 to Children & Future, an association that supports projects in favour of disadvantaged or sick children.
Five Barclays’ colleagues each surpassed the 200 km mark, while 12 managed over 100 km.
In addition, and for the first time ever, a Barclays team of 6 runners – 4 Barclays staff and two external runners— registered for the official 24-hour relay race. They took 1st place with a total of 332.525 km, a lead of over 11 km on the runner up while beating the 24-hour record by nearly 10 km, set by the Monaco Fire Brigade in 2016.
No Finish Line Monaco, which tool place from November 11-19, 2017, saw 12,967 participants covering a total distance of 436,963 km – nearly 37,000 km more than expected – to raise €436,963.
Paula Radcliffe, who was an Ambassador for the 2017 Barclays Monaco No Finish Line team said, “Congratulations and thanks for inviting me to be part of such a nice strong team.”
Barclays long-term aim continues to be about making decisions and doing business that positively impacts clients, customers and shareholders, as well as the communities in which they operate. Its Citizenship Strategy is a very simple concept: “When the communities we live and work in thrive, we do too. And when society prospers, we all do.”