Sport Relief comes to Shirebrook

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Sport Relief is back and it is coming to Shirebrook on Sunday, March 25.

The town is set to host its first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile and needs local people to come together and show their support by entering now at www.sportrelief.com and by entering Shirebrook into the search box.

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives – so it’s time to dust off those trainers and enter right now.

Setting off from behind Sports Direct the Mile will pass through and take in the sights of the former Shirebrook Pit Trails and is set to be an incredible event.

Entrants don’t have to be sporty to take part, but can choose to complete one, three or six miles knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives in the region, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Cllr Ann Syrett, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Shirebrook is here and it’s your time to shine. From teeny-tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock there’s something for everyone on the big day.

“This is the first Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Shirebrook and it’s set to be a great event. So come on, pull your Sport Relief socks up, enter the Mile and do something amazing.”

In addition to the Mile, participants and visitors will also be able to take part in a variety of sporting activities including extreme wheels, sports taster sessions and Whacky Olympics and get information from sporting exhibitions.

Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge.

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 that’s not all; there will be even more amazing celebrity challenges to get the whole nation geared up for the Sport Relief weekend!

The Sport Relief Weekend kicks off on Friday, March 23, when everyone gets active, has fun and raises cash at home, at work or at school, before settling down to watch a night of top Sport Relief TV on BBC One.

There will be even more BBC radio, online and TV coverage throughout the weekend to keep you entertained. By the end of the weekend everyone will be raring to go, when the whole nation comes together to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday, March 25.

To enter the Shirebrook Sport Relief Mile please visit www.sportrelief.com and enter Shirebrook into the search box.