And East Northants will walk 500,000 steps

It's time to put your best foot forward for this event in aid of Sport Relief

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 2:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 2:38 pm

People in East Northamptonshire are being urged to put their best foot forward and join East Northamptonshire Council’s Active Communities and Freedom Leisure on Sunday, March 8, to join in an attempt to walk 500,000 steps in aid of Sport Relief.

Starting at the entrance to the Greenway at Washbrook Rd in Rushden participants will join a guided walk along the Greenway, a designated walking and cycle route to connect the town to nearby greenspaces, to Rushden Lakes and back.

Sport Relief, inspires the nation to raise life changing amounts of money and take on some of the world’s most pressing problems through the power of sport.

Rushden Lakes is on the route for the walk

Those taking part can raise funds on a dedicated justgiving page or donate on the day.

The event runs alongside the one year anniversary to the Beat The Street game, which saw people across the district walk 73,000 miles over six weeks from March 27 tapping beat boxes and earning points to win prizes.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said: “Sport Relief is a great annual event that encourages people to get up and active in aid of an importance cause.

“I would encourage everyone to come along and join us for this event.

"The Greenway provides a peaceful and scenic route from the town to Rushden Lakes, and you can see an array of nature along the way.”

Active Communities Manager at Freedom Leisure, Johnathan Rudland, added: “We are passionate about encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get outside and get active, and this event provides a perfect opportunity to get explore the Greenway and raise money for Sport Relief.

"The walk will be led by our team who will be on hand to provide support and encouragement along the way.”

Morrisons will be providing water and fruit for participants of the event.

All participants are advised to secure their space by registering before the event via Eventbrite.

For more information about the event, which is from 9am onwards on March 8, sign up on Eventbrite and donate on the Justgiving page visit