Sports Relief – 25th March 2012

Sports ReliefThe event was a huge success – a total of 57 runners took part. From young to old and all enjoying the Cotswold air.

The event promotional flyer.

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Upper Rissington. The village is set to host its first Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March, and needs local people to come together and show their support by entering now at

Setting off from the village hall the Upper Rissington Mile will take in the sights of the beautiful Cotswold countryside and is set to be an incredible event. Entrants don’t have to be sporty to take part, but can choose to complete 1, 3 or 6 miles knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some the world’s poorest countries.

So dust of your trainers and join the run. Afterwards you can relax and have fun at the village hall and bar.

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.

The Sport Relief Weekend kicks off on Friday 23rd March 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 25th March.

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Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).

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