Team HMA completed the equivalent of 25 marathons in June to raise funds for The Design Community Hub (DCH) which supports creatives whose careers have been affected by the pandemic.

In June 2021, HMA celebrated a business milestone as the company turned 25. Within that month, the team was able to get together and enjoy an outdoor social event to celebrate the 25th anniversary along with the Design Business Effectiveness Awards, which saw HMA win a silver award for the innovative build and design of the DigiBete platform.

But the celebrations didn’t stop there…

With the team still working remotely, HMA wanted to mark the 25th anniversary by bringing a sense of togetherness and involvement across the business, so after a Zoom brainstorm the idea of the team challenge was born.

HMA was to complete 25 marathons collectively throughout the month of June, totalling 655.469 miles. Easy, right?

The active and dedicated HMA team accepted the challenge and started to track their miles with various activities including; walking, running, swimming, climbing and a new activity… light yogging.

With screenshots of walks, cycles and runs flooding into the #teamchallenge slack channel, we were on a roll! Every mile was celebrated, from the hot lunchtime dog walks, the quick afterwork park runs,  to the 100 mile weekend cycles.

Every mile mattered.

HMA is proud to announce that on the 30th June the 17 athletes that made up the HMA team had completed their target of 655.469 mile.. and not only that, this was blown out of the water, with the team completing an impressive 743 miles! 

HMA understands first hand the social purpose echoed across the organisation following the completion of each meaningful project we work on. And this challenge was no different – HMA wanted to give back, so for every mile completed HMA is donating £1 to support The Design Community Hub (DCH) , which supports talented graduates and design professionals whose careers have been affected by the pandemic. Not just for the short term, the DCH is a lasting commitment to the design and digital industry.

Next stop, Tokyo Olympics.