Call for businesses to Be Active


Staff from businesses in Truro and beyond are being urged to get their trainers on for a lunchtime sports event aimed at encouraging people to be more active.

The Be Active Truro event team (l-r): Rachel Knott and Natasha Howard (Cornwall Sports Partnership), Neil Scott, Roger Gazzard (Truro City Council) and Becky Lush (Event Cornwall)

The Be Active Truro Lunchtime Sports Day takes place this Thursday (August 9) on Lemon Quay, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, and it’s free to take part.

Teams of five will compete in traditional sports day events, including egg-and-spoon race, three-legged race and beanbag throwing.

It’s part of Be Active Truro – a week-long community festival which is encouraging people to be more active in their everyday life.

The festival is being organised by Truro City Council, Totally Truro Business Improvement District, Cornwall Sports Partnership and Event Cornwall.

Neil Scott, BID manager for Totally Truro, said: “The sports day event is great fun and a chance for local businesses to get involved with Be Active Truro. Last year, we even had a team including the mayor and staff at Truro City Council.”

Natasha Howard from Cornwall Sports Partnership added: “Part of Be Active Truro is to encourage employers and local workplaces to promote healthy lifestyles. This is a chance for shops and offices to encourage their staff to get out and be active during their lunch break, but more importantly have fun.”

Participants need to form a team of five people, and can register by contacting Becky Lush,, 01872 888089.

For full details and to download an event guide, click here. Printed event guides for Be Active Truro are also available from Truro Tourist Information Centre and venues throughout the city.


  1. Love this idea, we have circuit training for our staff once a week in a lunch time to promote Healthy Living!

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