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Sport Relief Mile is back in Chichester


Chichester is set to host its third Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 23 March and needs local people to come together and show their support by entering now.

The event is one of the UK's biggest fundraising schemes with events taking place across the country.

Chichester District Council is organising a route takes you through the University of Chichester's campus to leafy Graylingwell Park. People are encouraged to get involved and show their support by completing the mile in any way they choose - fancy dress is optional.

From small children with their families to super sprinters, the challenge is suitable for all.

Participants don't have to be sporty to take part and people can complete one, three or six miles in any way they choose.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Community Services at Chichester District Council, says: "Absolutely anyone can take part from grandparents to teens and tots - it really is an event for all the family to join in and have some fun. It is a great way to get active and raise money for Comic Relief to help transform lives here in the UK and across the world's poorest countries. There's something for everyone as you can walk, run or jog. So what are you waiting for pull your Sport Relief socks up, enter the Mile and do something amazing!"

Those running the three and six mile events will set off at 9.30am and those running the mile events start at 11am and 11.30am in two bands.

By being sponsored and raising money entrants will be helping to change lives in the UK and across the world in some of the poorest countries.

To take part people can enter now at or through the council's website at and type in 'Sport Relief 2014'.

As well as the run there will also be some taster sessions show casing the new Netball and MulitSports Saturday morning clubs taking place at the University. All coaches are fully qualified and DBS checked for child safety. Please visit for more information. Also featuring at the event will be Westgate Leisure Activities and the Councils own Wellbeing Team.

The Spirit FM Roadshow will be providing the music and Fitjoy will be delivering a mass warm up!

Every competitor will receive a Sport Relief medal when they cross the Global Scaffolding finish line.

For more information or to sign up go to, or contact the Sport and Leisure Team at Chichester District Council on 01243 534857 or email