Zumbathon participants

Join in Sport Relief weekend

Two fun-packed events are taking place from March 24-25 to raise cash for Comic Relief and people are urged to sign up, get fit and change lives.

A Zumbathon at Brockington College on Saturday March 24 will challenge people to dance for as long as they can for charity and the following day Leicester Racecourse will host its second Sport Relief Mile.

Instructors at the fitness dance marathon in Enderby will be keeping people motivated throughout the event as they try and raise as much cash as possible.

Anyone wearing red can enter for £2, otherwise full price is £5 and all money goes to Sport Relief to help change lives.

The event takes place from 2pm – 7pm and is open to people of all ages and abilities but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

More than 700 runners took part in the 2010 Sport Relief Mile at Leicester Racecourse raising an incredible £26,000 and the aim is to better that target this time around.

People can enter a one, three or six mile run around the track with races taking place between 10am and 4pm on Sunday March 25.

Darren Farish, physical activity development officer at Blaby District Council said:

 There will be lots of activities for children and families on the day and we are expecting an excellent turnout. All people need to do now is enter the mile, get sponsored and enjoy a great day out.

All money raised is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both in theUKand across the world’s poorest countries.

Enter the Mile online by visiting www.sportrelief.com and searching for the Leicester Racecourse Mile.

Organisers are also looking for volunteers to help out at Leicester Racecourse on the day. Anyone interested should email leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

For more information on either of the events visit www.blaby.gov.uk/activetogether, call Active Together Blaby on 0116 272 7703 or email activetogether@blaby.gov.uk.

Zumbathon participants
Participants in a previous 'Zumbathon' at Enderby Leisure Centre

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