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Sport Relief runs and swims return to Preston

Posted on - 22nd February, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, City Centre, Fulwood, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Denise Lewis, Mel C and Jake Humphreys are just some of the big names backing Sport Relief in 2016

Denise Lewis, Mel C and Jake Humphreys are just some of the big names backing Sport Relief in 2016

A sponsored run to raise money for community-based sports in the UK is to take place for Preston.

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Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile returns to Avenham and Miller Park on Sunday¬†20 March.

There’s also a swimathon at Fulwood Leisure Centre from Friday¬†18 March to Sunday¬†20 March.

The events help raise millions of pounds for grassroots sports provision in the country, in 2014 nearly £72m was raised.

Avenham Park will have a one, three and six mile course available to runners.

The swimathon has distances of 1.5k, 2.5k and 5k to be swum.

Entering the Sport Relief mile is £7 for adults, £3 for children and £17 for a family. The event starts from 10am, with staggered starts for each distance.

Full details and how to register can be found on the Sport Relief website.

Will you be taking on the Sport Relief mile? Have you done it before? Let us know in the comments below

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