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Sport Relief Mile returns to Preston for third time

Posted on - 19th January, 2012 - 12:01am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, News, Recreation, Sport
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Avenham & Miller Park will be the setting for the Sport Relief Mile

The third Preston Sport Relief Mile takes place this March.

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The event, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, will see a special route take in the sights of Avenham and Miller Park.

It will take place on Sunday 25th March from 9am.

The 2010 event saw nearly 1,000 people raise over £20,000 for sporting charities.

Allan Cook from the Preston City Council sport and health development team encouraged people to dust off their trainers and get involved.

He said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Preston is back and it’s your time to shine. From teeny-tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock there’s something for everyone on the big day.

“This year we want to make the day even bigger and better – but we need your help to do that. So come on Preston, pull up your Sport Relief socks, enter the Mile and do something amazing!”

Alongside the one mile course there will also be three and six mile events.

It costs £6 for adults, £3 for a child and £15 for a family. You can register online via the Sport Relief 2012 website.

The nationwide Sport Relief weekend starts on Friday 23rd March when fundraising events across the UK will take place – including a TV extravaganza on BBC One throughout the Friday evening.

The race will be one of many chances for runners to pound the streets of Preston this year, with a marathon planned for the Preston Guild along with a number of other Guild Series races.

Image credit to Keith Sergeant

Clarification: We originally said the Sport Relief Mile was returning to the city for the third year running. This is incorrect, the event is a biennial event. It will however be the third time the city has hosted a Sport Relief Mile.

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