It’s time to dig out that running kit again and limber up for the Sport Relief Mile.
Hundreds of locals will be at the starting line on Sunday (March 23) at Eastbourne Sports Park. Walkers, joggers and runners can choose from one, three or six mile courses. The event starts at 9.30am with the different distances starting at staggered times throughout the morning.
Eastbourne Mayor Mike Thompson, who is starting the race, said, “Come on Eastbourne, what are you waiting for? Last year the Eastbourne Mile had more than 200 participants, and this year we want even more of you to get involved.”
The Eastbourne Mile can be entered at sportrelief.com and sponsorship money will be used to help transform the lives of people living in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Entry fees for the Sport Relief Mile are £6 for adults, £3 for children under 16, and £15 for a family of four.
Adam Wolecki, duty manager of Eastbourne Sports Park, said, “All ages can join in the fun run, come along and sponsor the event to raise money for Sport Relief. It is so important that children get assistance from the money you raise.”
Sport Relief is one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, bringing the entire nation together to get active and raise money to help change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195 million.
• This year The Herald is asking readers to send in their Sports Relief video clips and photos so that we can compile them all and then make one complete video, which will also contain any stills photographs that are sent to us. The video will be put up on our websites by the end of Monday, March 24. The content can be of absolutely anything to do with Sports Relief. It can be action from an event, or even a piece of video or photograph of somebody that has taken part, before or after an event.
Here are some basic rules: video must be no longer than 30 seconds in total, and the file size not exceeding 20MB; if filmed using a phone, please film it landscape, not upright; if you would rather send a photograph, please only send one, and it must be landscape, not an upright; include your name and where you live. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 11am on March 24.