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Hulltimate Challenge gathers pace with more Sponsors added

We have some exciting news… Safe-Move and the WOW! Awards will be among the local businesses supporting the upcoming Hulltimate Challenge in October!

The Hulltimate Challenge is the UK’s first ever city-centre based urban obstacle course consisting of a 10k street event and 30+ obstacles of varying challenge, taking in everything from the high street, The Deep, Museum Quarter, Humber Street and the Old Town.  In participation with many local groups including Active Humber, Hull BID, BBC & Press Media, Humberside Police, Fire and Ambulance, Specialist flood product suppliers and financial institutions, the event will also host a resilience fair around the route providing direct engagement, information, advice and active participation games to thousands of members of the public.

Set to become one of the biggest Hull city events of 2018, ticket sales and interest is strong with local residents signing up, regular obstacle race goers planning to travel in from around the country and many local businesses also choosing to enter employee’s into the event as a fantastic teambuilding and friendly competitor engagement opportunity… could your team beat your competitor’s?

“We are delighted to have Safe-Move on-board with this exciting opportunity to showcase their brand and vital support they offer to residents and businesses of Hull and the wider Yorkshire region, if other local businesses would be interested in joining Safe-Move as sponsors of this event there is still time, they shouldn’t hesitate to contact us, packages can be tailored and we believe this to be an opportunity too good to miss”

Lynnsey Pilmer – Communications & Engagement Manager

If you would like more information on the event itself or to enter your team please visit:

Sat 21st and Sun 22nd October… start and finish in Queens Gardens, Hull… We hope to see you there

Selwood supports unique Yorkshire event to help raise awareness about flooding

Leading pump provider Selwood is backing a unique public event in Hull that aims to raise awareness about flooding and ensure residents are better prepared.

 Selwood is one of the official sponsors of the Hull-timate Challenge, which will see hundreds of people take on a 30-piece urban obstacle course next to the city’s iconic locations, including a giant “take-off” slide outside Hull Minster and a “Tarzan” rope swing next to the city’s tidal barrier. The race, taking place over the weekend of 20 and 21 October, is the brainchild of the Living With Water partnership, made up of Yorkshire Water, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Environment Agency.

 The race has a strong environmental focus and many of the obstacles will tie in with the local area, which can be affected by flooding.

 As part of its sponsorship, Selwood will be providing 250 child and school place tickets to the event.

 Richard Brown, Managing Director – Pump Solutions at Selwood, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this event alongside some of our key partners, including Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency.

 “It promises to be a fun and exciting weekend, but beneath this is a very important educational message. Hull’s level of flood risk is second only to London, so it is vital that residents, and particularly the younger generation, are aware of the challenges and how they can be overcome.

 “Being a major supplier in flood alleviation projects across the UK and around the world, we see it as part of our corporate responsibility to help raise awareness. I would like to wish the best of luck to all those taking part!”

 Lee Pitcher, Head of Resilience for Yorkshire Water, Living With Water, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to visit Hull and take part in a unique race never seen before through the streets. However, the wider message for the whole community is to understand how we all need to tackle where we live and work to be more resilient to flooding in the future.”

 Obstacles will also include water butt hurdles and a flood barrier trough. Important messages about reducing plastics in our oceans will be featured, through challenges such ducking under single use plastics in ice-filled skips and each entrant receiving a reusable plastic bottle for rehydration. For more information, visit