Run, walk, jog, or cycle a mile for Sport Relief

Croydon’s local runners, joggers, cyclists, and walkers are invited to come together to raise money for Sports Relief by covering a mile at the council’s South Norwood Sports Arena.

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back on Sunday 20 March, and Croydon is recruiting people to take part.

Participants will be helping collect life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016 and will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living both across the UK and in some of the world’s poorest communities.

The ‘Mile’ is set to be an enjoyable event and there will be three separate starts. At 1pm the afternoon kicks off with a ‘wheels for well-being cycling mile’, followed at 2pm with the Croydon Harriers’ ‘timed miles’ and then the main ‘fun mile’ is at 3pm. There will be side stalls and additional family activities all day long.

Cllr-Godfrey“Croydon’s leg of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is a great opportunity for people to take pride in covering the distance for a great cause. It’s open to everyone – from little ones with their mums and dads, through to runners who have set themselves up against the clock, so there’s something for everyone to make a contribution.”

Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport

Sport Relief takes place between Friday 18 and Sunday 20 March 2016 and there are more ways than ever for people to take part, change lives, and feel proud. Whether it’s getting sponsored to enter an event at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games or fundraising with friends and family at home, work or school, anyone can help others who are living incredibly tough lives.

Half of all the money raised by the public is spent in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference to poor communities elsewhere in the world.

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2016-01-18T14:54:23+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Recent news|