Sport Relief is back and it’s coming to Harrogate

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Harrogate is just two weeks away and Sunday, 25 March is set to be an unforgettable day. Lots of local people have already signed up, but there’s still time to book a place at

Setting off from Valley Gardens Sun Pavilion at 10.30 am and 11.30 am, there will be three different routes around the gardens depending on how far people want to run. All money raised will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Harrogate Borough Council’s, Fit 4 Fun Senior Activity Ranger, Natalie Smith, who is one of the organisers, says it is fantastic that so many people are gathering together to show their support for Sport Relief 2012.

Natalie Smith said: 

We want this to be the best yet and there is still time to enter. Participants can choose their own distance, from one, three or six miles, and can complete it in any way they fancy. From teeny tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock, there’s something for everyone on the day. We would ask everyone taking part to arrive about half an hour before the run starts so that they can join in a warm up session.

Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to go the extra mile. Last September, David Walliams started Sport Relief off with an epic splash when he completed the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Walliams vs The Thames. Despite battling a nasty bacterial bug and bitingly cold water, David swam a staggering 140 miles, and has so far raised over £1million for Sport Relief. And there’ll be even more amazing celebrity challenges to get the whole nation geared up for the Sport Relief Weekend on Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2012.

Enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile now at

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