It’s the final countdown! Sport Relief set to hit Kettering
Published Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Kettering is just two weeks away!
The Sainsburys Sport Relief Mile in Kettering is just two weeks away and Sunday 25th March is set to be an unforgettable day. Loads of local people have already signed up, but theres still time to bag your place! Dont miss this opportunity to be part of something amazing enter the Mile at www.sportrelief.com.
Setting off from Kettering Market Place the Mile will pass through the sights of Kettering town centre and is set to be an incredible event. All the money raised by the public will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some of the worlds poorest countries.
Val Hitchman said: The Kettering Mile is set to be an amazing event. Its fantastic that so many people of the Kettering Borough are gathering together to show their support for Sport Relief 2012. But we want this to be the best Sainsburys Sport Relief Mile yet so raise your game, enter the Kettering Mile today and join the rest of the nation to raise plenty of cash for an incredible cause!
Dave Staff, Gladiators Champion on Sky 1 will be doing the warm-up, Moulton College will be on hand to give FREE massage to participants, Kettering Cadets will be helping marshal the route, whilst Kettering Park Hotel Spa will be on site to give some FREE advice on how best to relax and recover from your Mile. Groundwork will also be hosting fun and games for young adults and children with the Spots v Stripes. Megan Twigg, Kettering Sports Personality of the Year 2011 and the Mayor of Kettering Borough will be starting the Mile at 1pm on Sunday 25th March.
Justin King, Chief Executive of Sainsburys will be running a Mile around Kettering Rugby Football Club on Thursday 15th March. Sainsburys has supported Comic Relief since 1999 and has raised nearly £60 million for the charity to date. In 2011, Sainsburys handed over a cheque for more than £10 million, which was the biggest donation ever received on the night of Red Nose Day.
Cllr Steve Bellamy, portfolio holder for Kettering Borough Council said Participants can choose their own distance, from 1, 3 or 6 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, theres something for everyone on the big day.
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 therell be even more amazing celebrity challenges to get the whole nation geared up for the Sport Relief Weekend on Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March 2012.
Enter the Sainsburys Sport Relief Mile now at www.sportrelief.com