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Runners at the start of the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Aldi goes Bananas for Cardiff Half!

Aldi has gone bananas for the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon after once again signing on as an Official Partner.

The global supermarket brand has committed to providing 18,000 bananas to help keep runners fuelled on what promises to be a record breaking day on October 1st. Following the success of last year’s event, when 22,000 runners filled the streets of the Welsh capital, Aldi have continued their support for the 2017 race.

Entries are expected to peak at 25,000 this year, including 100 Aldi staff spurring each other on for a fantastic cause. Employees from Aldi branches in Wales will be taking on the 13.1 miles around the iconic Welsh capital in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, who provide expert treatment and support for young people diagnosed with cancer.

Aldi, who now have 60 stores across within the Cardiff region, are committed to helping their workforce discover and maintain healthy lifestyles, while giving back to the those who may not have the facilities to take part in Wales’ largest half marathon.

ALDI: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon for a second year after enjoying an unforgettable day in the Welsh capital in 2016. We hope our supply of bananas can help runners achieve personal bests on what promises to be a record-breaking day on October 1st.

“We’re urging everyone to get behind our 100 runners taking on the Cardiff Half in support of Teenage Cancer Trust. Aldi now have 60 stores across in the Cardiff region, and we cannot wait to play a key role in an event that is becoming synonymous with the nation.”

We’re backing our team to raise vital funds on what promises to be a record breaking day. Aldi now has 42 stores in Wales, providing great value and high quality to our customers, while offering job opportunities to people Wales.”

The supermarket chain recently opened a new distribution centre on the outskirts of Cardiff in an investment that created 422 new jobs. The retailer already employs around 1,250 people in Wales, but that number is sure to increase.

The new 400,000 sq. ft distribution centre and regional offices are based at Capital Business Park in Wentloog. It will serve as a hub for Aldi’s growing portfolio of stores across south Wales and the South West of England.

Matt Newman, Run 4 Wales Chief Executive, said: “Aldi are a brand fast becoming synonymous with Wales, and it is great to have them on board again as an official partner. We are expecting record numbers this year to make the 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon the biggest and best yet.

“Aldi will play a vital role in fuelling the 25,000 entrants along the flat course around the capital city. We look forward to seeing the Aldi team flying the flag on October 1st!”

 

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