Give good causes a sporting chance later this year

Young members of Corby Athletics Club promote this year's Corby Mile in aid of Sport Relief at the Rockingham Triangle track on Tuesday 17th January 2012.
Young members of Corby Athletics Club promote this year's Corby Mile in aid of Sport Relief at the Rockingham Triangle track on Tuesday 17th January 2012.
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The race is on for people to sign up to a charity event which organisers hope will have a marathon effect on fundraising this year.

Entries are now open for the annual Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile which will be held individually in Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough and at Stanwick Lakes.

Each event will be held on Sunday, March 25, and participants can choose whether to do one, three, or six miles during the day.

The mile is a fun day where people dress in what they want and can complete the course as quickly as they wish.

Now in its fourth year in Kettering, council officials are hoping to welcome more than 300 participants for a run around the town centre.

Val Hitchman, head of community services at Kettering Council, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Kettering is here and it’s your time to shine.

“From teeny tots with their mums and dads, to fitness stars wanting a personal challenge there’s something for everyone on the big day.

“This is the fourth Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Kettering and it’s set to be a great event.

“So come on, pull your Sport Relief socks up, enter the mile and do something amazing.”

Funds raised from the events, which is expected to have about a million people take part nationwide, will go towards disadvantaged people, both in the UK and across the world.

Corby’s Mile will take place at the town’s Rockingham Triangle.

Corby Council’s lead member for community Cllr John McGhee said: “Corby residents are some of the most generous and compassionate people in the country – we are always up for a challenge and I have no doubt that this year’s Corby Sport Relief Mile will be bigger and better than the last.

“I want to encourage the people of Corby to change lives by signing up, get sponsored and start raising money for Sport Relief today.”

Entry for each mile is £3 for children, £6 for adults, or £15 for two adults and two children.

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The sports-fuelled fundraising does not finish in the spring though, as places are now available for this summer’s Race for Life, which is being held in Northampton in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Participants have the choice between a 5km and 10km course for the race, which is being held at Abington Park on Sunday, June 17.

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