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Fujifilm UK step up to support the Bedford Half Marathon Weekend

FUJIFILM UK support new local community event that aims to get Bedford active.


Bedford-based Fujifilm have agreed a new partnership with the Bedford Half Marathon Weekend, taking place over 1-2 September 2018.

The Bedford Half Marathon Weekend is an exciting new, weekend of running in the heart of Bedford, UK, and aims to provide a fun, family and community-focused event to encourage and inspire people of all ages to become more active. As well as a half marathon on Sunday 2 September, the weekend also includes the Bedford Twilight 10K on the evening of Saturday 1 September, and the Bedford Mini Miles (for ages 7 to 12), taking place on the Sunday morning.

Commenting on Fujifilm’s support, Mark Draper, Race Director of the Bedford Half Marathon Weekend said:

The aim of the Bedford Half Marathon Weekend is to be more than just another running race, we want it to be a celebration that the people of Bedford can be proud of which includes getting the local people and businesses engaged and involved.

We are always looking for new ways to connect with the community and working with local businesses really helps us achieve that. We are very excited to have the support of Fujifilm, a truly global brand that is based in Bedford!

Andy Ross, Corporate Communications Manager at FUJIFILM UK Ltd added:

Bedford has been our home for over 35 years and we’re delighted to offer our support to local projects that encourage our employees, their families, and the community around us, to take an active approach to health and wellbeing.

Many people know us as a photography, printing and digital camera company, but life-changing healthcare technologies that help enhance quality of life have also been at the heart of the Fujifilm business since the 1930s. Health and wellness are important to us.

The Bedford Half Marathon Weekend is an exciting new community-focused event for the town and we look forward to seeing it grow and prosper into the future.



Fujifilm UK, established in the UK since 1976 and based in Bedford since 1983, is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and consists of six business divisions. The Photo Imaging division provides commercial photographic businesses with photo printing equipment, kiosk and software solutions along with a range of photo papers for both dry and wet labs, wide format media and inks, photo chemistry, film, and single-use cameras. Photo Imaging is also the home of the best-selling instax instant camera and accessories. The Electronic Imaging division markets an award-winning range of digital cameras suited to professionals and enthusiasts alike, including the FinePix, X Series and GFX medium format ranges. The Medical Systems division delivers a range of diagnostic imaging systems, medical informatics solutions and clinical chemistry analysers, helping healthcare professionals to deliver excellent care to patients. The Graphic Systems division supplies industry-leading digital, offset, inkjet and plate products and services to deliver superb, high-quality print. The Recording Media division is one of the leading manufacturers of high performance storage media, producing the latest in high capacity data tape storage technology solutions and services. Lastly, the Optical Devices division develops and manufactures FUJINON high-precision lenses for the TV broadcast, cinema, videography, closed circuit television and industrial markets, as well as all of the lenses for the X and GFX series of cameras.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1934 as a producer of photographic film under the name Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd. By leveraging the technologies originally developed for the photography industry and continuously and proactively pursuing advanced R&D, Fujifilm strives to push the boundaries of innovation to help make the world a better, healthier, and more interesting place. In-house research promotes growth in existing fields, while exploring new possibilities in areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy and highly functional materials. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company had global revenues of $23.0 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar.

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Further information

Andy Ross
Corporate Communications Manager - FUJIFILM UK Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)7766 497949