RIBBLE Valley residents are invited to dust off their trainers and go the extra mile for a good cause this weekend.
Ribble Valley Borough Council has joined forces with Sainsbury’s Supermarket to host Sport Relief Mile at Clitheroe Castle this Sunday (March 25th). More than 300 residents have already signed up for the event, to raise cash for the country’s most disadvantaged youngsters.
Students of Moorland School, Clitheroe, will lead a warm-up session before the run and there will be a tug-of-war competition. Staff from Sainsbury’s, Clitheroe, will also be on hand to sell Sport Relief merchandise and refreshments.
Residents are being asked to walk, jog or run twice around the Clitheroe Castle Field, which is exactly a mile, or they can tackle three or six miles instead. The race starts at 11 a.m. and the entry price is £6 for adults, £3 for children and senior citizens, and £15 for families.
Tom Bamber, the council’s sports development officer, said: “Sport Relief Mile offers everyone, from mums and toddlers to seasoned runners, the chance to take part in the biggest mile in history.
“Hundreds of residents have already signed up for the event and we are looking forward to a great day.”
Since its launch in 2002, more than 1.25 million people have taken part in Sport Relief Mile, helping to raise over £75m. Entry forms and further information are available from Tom on 01200 414553 or www.sportrelief.com