Run A Mile For Sport Relief

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Run A Mile For Sport Relief

sports relief logo.jpg If you think your gym trainers might be gathering dust again come March then may we suggest you consider keeping your new years resolutions going by signing up for the London Sport Relief Mile. Unlike the name suggests you can choose to run 1, 3 or 6 miles and start raising cash to help change peoples lives at home and abroad.

Born out of Comic Relief, Sport Relief provides those less inclined to make a fool out of themselves/lay in a bath of baked beans an opportunity to do their bit for charity, and what better way to participate than a run around our city streets? All routes start at Embankment at a selection of times throughout Sunday 21st March, but places are limited so if you are up to the challenge sign up now.

Once you've registered your next job will be to start badgering your colleagues, neighbours, friends and nan for sponsorship money. For 2010, Sport Relief are highlighting three of the many issues your cash will help to tackle; street and working children, fighting malaria and local UK projects. Worthy recipients you'll agree.

As you'd expect from the Relief team organisers, there are plenty of special edition TV shows running over the weekend in March including a special Top Gear and Strictly Come Dancing along with the usual gaggle of celebs partaking in Herculean challenges, for example Eddie Izzard's recent 43 marathons in 52 days.

Sport relief takes place on the weekend of 19-21st March with the Sport Relief Mile taking place on Sunday 21st at sites around the country. For more information visit the Sport Relief website.

Last Updated 26 January 2010