Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Around 200 people have so far signed up to run this year’s Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Ramsgate on Sunday (25 March).

That means double the number of people will be taking part, compared to the first Thanet Mile, which was held in 2010.

Taking place at the Marlowe Academy, the Thanet Mile will use both the athletics track and field. All the money raised by the public will help Sport Relief, which supports people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Cllr. Iris Johnston, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “The Sport Relief Mile is set to be an amazing event. It’s fantastic that so many Thanet residents are gathering together to show their support for Sport Relief 2012. I have no doubt that’s probably got something to do with the wonderful summer of sport we have ahead of us. Despite the amazing numbers we’ve already had sign up, there is room for more and we want this to be the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet. If you haven’t already done so, I’d urge you to enter the Thanet Mile today and join the rest of the nation to raise plenty of cash for an incredible cause!”

You can enter by visiting www.sportrelief.com and putting in your town or postcode, which will bring up details of the Thanet Mile. The event starts at 9.30 am on Sunday 25 March at the Marlowe Academy and you can choose to run either one mile, three or six miles, with each race starting at 10.30 am. Each race will start on the community athletics track at the Marlowe, but the race will include both track and field elements. Entry fees, which help cover the cost of staging the event, are £6 for an adult, £3 for a child and £15 for a family.

To enter the Thanet Mile 2012 visit www.sportrelief.com and for more information, contact Colin Rouse on 01843 577032. 

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