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COME ON CHICHESTER! SPORT RELIEF 2010 HAS ARRIVED

Introduction

Sport Relief is back - and it's coming to Chichester! The city is set to host one of Sainsbury's Sport Relief Miles on Sunday 21 March, and needs local people to show their support by entering now at www.sportrelief.com. The Chichester Mile, organised by Chichester District Council, sets off from Westgate Leisure Chichester at 10am for the 1 milers and 11am for the 3 and 6 milers.


To register for the race, sign in at the Registration Point on the front field of the College Campus on the day. If the weather is wet, then registration will be in the Ravenna Room at Westgate Leisure Chichester. All competitors will receive a special Sports Relief goody bag at the end of the race.

Councillor Nick Thomas, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Sport at Chichester District Council says, "The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in Chichester is here and there's something for everyone. Whether you do 1, 3 or 6 miles, you will be helping to raise money for people who really need it. So come on Chichester, rise to the challenge!"

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country will rise to the challenge at the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile - and have a great time too – whether they do 1, 3 or 6 miles. Comic Relief will spend the money raised through sponsorship helping poor and vulnerable people both here in the UK and across the world's poorest countries.

The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 March and it will be three whole days of energy, entertainment and events to help the nation rise to the challenge. 

Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge. In 2006 David Walliams completed his astonishing swim across the English Channel, and in 2008 Adrian Chiles and Alan Shearer cycled 335 miles from Newcastle to London. Last summer Eddie Izzard set an incredible standard by running an amazing 43 marathons in 51 days around the UK. This year there will be even more amazing celebrity challenges to get the whole nation geared up for the Sport Relief Weekend.

The whole thing kicks off on Friday 19 March when everyone gets active, raises cash and has a ball at home, at work or at school. They can then settle down to watch a night of top Sport Relief telly on BBC One. There will also be even more BBC radio, online and TV coverage throughout the weekend to keep everyone entertained. Then it's the big one, the chance for the nation to come together and take part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 21 March.

For more information on Sport Relief 2010 visit www.sportrelief.com


For more information on Chichester's Mile contact: Amy Roots, Sport Development Officer on 01243 534871 or aroots@chichester.gov.uk