Sport Relief returns to Birmingham

Sport Relief

Birmingham residents are big urged to follow in the footsteps of Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah by running – or walking – around Alexander Stadium in aid of Sport Relief.

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile returns to the city on Sunday, March 20, and is organised by Birmingham City Council’s events team with funding from Comic Relief.

People of all ages from across Birmingham are being encouraged to sign up and do their bit to make a difference to disadvantaged people living across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.

Setting off from the Alexander Stadium the Birmingham Mile will take in the adjacent Perry Park before completing a full lap of the track where the world’s elite compete for gold. Participants can walk or run (or a combination of the two) one, three or six miles.

Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile back to Birmingham, at a venue which has hosted some of the world’s top athletes.

“I hope that as many people as possible – from little ones with their mums and dads through to runners up against the clock – will step up the challenge and do their bit for a worthy cause because there’s something for everyone on what promises to be a fantastic day.”

Those wishing to enter can do so online here.

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Notes to Editors

ABOUT THE SAINSBURY’S SPORT RELIEF GAMES

The second Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games is taking place from Friday to Sunday, March 18 to 20 2016. The public can join the fun and games by running, walking, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

 

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