Dig out your running shoes for Tamworth Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief is back and it’s coming to Tamworth Castle Grounds for a fifth time on Sunday March 20. People of all ages are being encouraged to dig out their trainers and get on their marks for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile as part of the nationwide campaign to raise life-changing money for communities at home and abroad.

Hundreds of people have taken part in the biennial Tamworth Mile in recent years, with more than £20,000 being raised across the previous two events, and it is hoped that even more people will show their support this year.

With one, three and six mile options available, there is something for everyone to get involved in, from young children to fitness enthusiasts looking for a challenge.

The Tamworth Mile also aims to highlight sporting activities within the borough and the town’s schools, community groups, sports clubs and fitness organisations are all invited to come out in force and represent themselves on the day. Fancy dress is encouraged to create a colourful, cheerful fundraising extravaganza.

Local radio station TCR FM will add to the festive atmosphere with music and entertainment throughout.

Cllr Robert Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is coming back to Tamworth and we hope to see hundreds of people taking part, walking or running to help make a difference to people living across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.

““From little ones with their mums and dads to runners up against the clock, there’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day, whatever their level of fitness.”

“Participants will also be joining hundreds of thousands of people taking part in similar events across the country and this is our chance to show what Tamworth can do.
We hope local people will come together to make this an incredible event by entering at www.sportrelief.com.”

The Tamworth runs will set off from outside the Castle Grounds Activity Centre, opposite the adventure playground.

The fun starts at 10am when the six-mile run will get underway, followed by the three-mile run at 11am and ahead of the main Sport Relief Mile which starts at 11.30am, taking in the sights of Tamworth Castle and Pleasure Grounds.

Entrance costs £7 per adult, £3 for children and £17 for a family of four and can be booked via the www.sportrelief.com website. Please note entry fees only cover event costs and do not include a donation to the charity.

Participants are encouraged to get sponsored to enter an event or fundraise with family and friends, at work or school. Half of all the money raised helps people in the UK who are living incredibly tough lives, while the other half is used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.