Mail and parcel delivery firm TNT UK has revealed the extent of its logistics operations ahead of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon, taking place on April 24, 2016.
As the official logistics supplier for the marathon, TNT will be delivering more than one million bottles of water, as well as 738,000 items of food, clothing and other various supplies packed into the finishing bags. TNT will also be responsible for delivering 600 trestle tables at 26 feed stations along the race route during a 90-minute window on race morning.
Marianne Culver, managing director of TNT UK, said, “With tens of thousands of competing runners putting months of hard work into preparations and collectively set to raise over £50m (US$70m) for charity, we know we have a huge responsibility in ensuring the supplies are in place to ensure the event is a success.
“On race day, a team of more than 80 delivery drivers and unloading staff will transport 200 tons of supplies to the course in an operation TNT has been successfully delivering for 27 years.”
Hugh Brasher, event director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said, “The services TNT provide play a big part in ensuring our runners have the best possible experience on race day. The TNT team’s attention to detail and quality of service is outstanding.”
April 13, 2016