Croydon runners, joggers, cyclists and walkers have one week to sign up for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20 March.
This year’s one-mile event will take place at the council’s Croydon Sports Arena in Albert Road, South Norwood, with three separate starts for cyclists, competitive runners and the main charity event.
At 1pm the Sport Relief event starts with a Wheels For Wellbeing cycling mile, followed at 2pm with the Croydon Harriers athletics club’s timed miles and then the main one-mile charity run at 3pm. The family-friendly afternoon will also include side stalls and the chance to try out a bouncy castle or sit at the wheel of an old fire engine.
The last two Sport Relief events in Croydon raised £15,000, with half the proceeds going to good causes in this country and the rest used to make a difference to poor communities around the world. More than 80 people have already signed up for this year’s Croydon event, with around another 50 anticipated to join in the coming week.
“We are delighted that so many people have already signed up but we want even more people in Croydon to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet. So let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we possibly can for this incredible cause.”
Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport
To enter the Croydon event, visit www.sportrelief.com. For more information, contact Croydon Sports Arena manager Scott Hart on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 654 3462.
Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £262 million. Money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people across the UK and around the world. For information about the work Comic Relief carries out, visit www.comicrelief.com