Yet again, County Durham will be hosting one of the biggest fund raising schemes in the UK. The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will take place all across the UK on Sunday 23 March. This year Durham County Council is organising the event at Barnard Castle and they are trying to encourage as many people as possible to take part and give their support. Participants can dress in whatever feels comfortable – fancy dress is also an option.
There are three stages in the mile so participants have a choice of completing, one, three or six miles. This challenge is suitable for all from families (of 4, 2 adults, 2 children – under 16) to small children, so you don’t have to be a sporty person to run the mile. It’s fun and at the same time its helping transform people’s lives, so you don’t have to necessarily run, you could hop, skip or even jump the mile, it is entirely up to you how you complete it.
To give people time to complete the challenge, those who are running six miles will start at 10am, whereas those who are running one or three miles will start their mile at 10:30am, at Teesdale School, Barnard Castle. To make your mile count, you will need a good number of sponsors to help you raise as much money as possible to help change lives of people poverty-stricken in the UK and around the world.
To take part in the event go to the Sports Relief website and enter yourself by following the simple steps – www.sportrelief.com.