Bringing people together through physical activity
Annie Ross - the Event Director
I work as a freelance event director for active challenges. Inaugural, slightly whacky, highly inclusive events that involve human-powered movement are my speciality.
Are you an open-minded and ambitious leader who recognises the value of sport and physical activity and who’s ready to show their team what they can achieve together?
Then let’s speak!
I guide you through the process - designing, refining and leading operations for your bespoke values-led team event. I post-rationalise whacky ideas, think big and focus on the detail. Let’s make things happen!
Email me directly to set up an informal call to learn more.
Samples of past partnerships
The PureGym National Relay 2019
Can we connect our nationwide colleagues, create a challenge to remember and fundraise for a cause close to our heart? - asked the CEO of PureGym.
YES! And so was born the PureGym National Relay - 7 days 24 hours, linking up all 235 gyms nationwide in a team relay involving 1,500 colleagues, 3,000 miles, over 15 different ways of travelling and a whopping £345,000 fundraised for Mental Health UK.
A huge success for all involved - we brought the team together across the country, showcased corporate values, redefined personal limits… and had lots of fun.
The London Relay 2018
Head of operations for the inaugural City Relays event - a 30 day non-stop running relay made up of 1,800 people running together in succession to carry the baton 24 hours a day on a 10km loop along the Thames in London. £50,000 was raised for The Running Charity, Sported and Laureus and we were sponsored by ASICS, Fitwater (Lucozade) and Trek Bars.
Impact Marathon Series 2016
Race Director for the first ever Impact Marathon Series event - a three distance trail running event in the foothills of the Himalayas: the Nepal International Marathon. Also led social impact operations for Colombia Marathon Week.
Email Annie directly to set up an informal call to find out how she can help your organisation.
52 sporting challenges in 52 weeks
Where Exerk started. While working in banking, I became frustrated with feeling chained to the desk. In a bid to help more people get outdoors and active, I committed to taking on 52 sporting challenges in 52 weeks, one every week of 2015.
Over 450 people joined in over the year, which included rollerblading, triathlon, outdoor swimming, climbing walls tours, half marathons, hula hooping…check out the video for more!
These “Exercise + Work’ challenges got me a reputation for being committed, organised and high energy and launched me in a new direction. 6 months after completing the challenges I left my 5 year career in banking and haven’t looked back (…much!)