It’s the final countdown! Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games

sportrelief2014There are just two weeks to go until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Oadby on Sunday 23rd March.

Hundreds of local people have already signed up to run one, three, or six miles, but there’s still time to bag a place, don that headband and enter the fun and games!

Harvey Morgan, Sport & Funding Project Officer said:

“We are delighted that so many people have already signed up but we want even more people in Blaby District to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet. So let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we possibly can for this incredible cause”

It’s not just the public who are taking on the fundraising challenge.

In February, daring Davina McCall went the extra mile in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point.

She ran, swam and cycled 500 miles over seven days.

Davina braved brutal conditions tackling a punishing 130 mile cycle on day one, swimming the life-threateningly cold Lake Windermere, scaling the colossal Scafell Pike on foot in freezing snow, and then finished with a full marathon into London, all to raise as much cash as possible.

So now it’s your turn to get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and around the world. Enter a running event now at the Leicester Racecourse Mile, Oadby, or at one of more than 500 locations across the UK at sportrelief.com.

On Friday 21st March the BBC will treat the nation to a special night of Sport Relief TV, with presenters Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, David Walliams, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall amongst others, hosting a star-studded show full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports.

Del Boy and Rodney will be back on TV screens after 10 years with a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch, featuring one of the show’s biggest fans – David Beckham.

Four brave Paralympians will swap their sports kit for sequins and will take on a group dance challenge in a Sport Relief Does Strictly special, with Tess Daly revealing the judges’ favourite on the night.

There will also be further announcements about more exciting sketches and specials in the coming weeks.

Then on Sunday 23rd it’s over to you – Blaby District – to come together and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.

Enter the Leicester Racecourse Mile at sportrelief.com.

For more information contact:
Harvey Morgan
Sport & Funding Project Officer
Blaby District Council
Tel. 0116 2727699
Email: harvey.morgan@blaby.gov.uk

About the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games

The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014.

The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Entry fees for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games:

Event

Adult

Children (under 16)

Family (2 adults, 2 children)

The Mile

£6

£3

£15

The London Mile at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

£10

£5

£25

25 Mile Cycle

£35

n/a

n/a

50 Mile Cycle

£35

n/a

n/a

Family Cycle (3 Miles)

£10

£5

£25

 

Swimathon

Standard Entry

Concession**

Individual Entry

£11

£6

Team Entry (2-5 people)

£25

£20

 

*Unemployed, under 16s, disabled, full-time student, senior citizens aged 60 and above.

** To be eligible for team concessions the majority (over half) must fall into one of these categories to qualify got the concessionary price. Teams are not separated into age specific categories.

About Sport Relief

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.

 

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