Gooooo Sport Relief! The race is on in Woking

27 January 2014

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It was pom poms and pyramids in Jubilee Square on Friday 24 January as cheerleading squad, the LTCA Gladiators joined Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, and town mascot, Stanley the Tiger to celebrate the return of the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile to Woking on Sunday 23 March 2014.

It's the fourth time the popular charity run is coming to Woking and needs local people to come together and show their support. So dig out those trainers, limber up and enter now at www.sportrelief.com As one of the UK's biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives - so get your entry in now!

Setting off from Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground, the Mile will take in the sights of Goldsworth Park Lake and is set to be an incredible event. Entrants don't have to be sporty to take part, but can choose to complete one, three or six miles knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some the world's poorest countries.

Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: "The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in Woking is back and it's your time to shine. Last year, the Goldsworth Park Sport Relief Mile had over 800 participants and raised an impressive 12,596.55!

"So, from teeny-tots to super sprinters up against the clock, there's something for everyone to enjoy. This year we want to make the day even bigger and better - and we need your help. So come on Woking, pull up your Sport Relief socks, don your fancy dress outfit and enter the Mile to do something amazing!"

The Sport Relief Weekend kicks off on Friday 21 March when everyone gets active, has fun and raises cash at home, at work or at school; before settling down to watch a night of top Sport Relief TV on BBC One. There will be even more BBC radio, online and TV coverage throughout the weekend to keep you entertained. By the end of the weekend everyone will be raring to go, when the whole nation comes together to take part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 23 March 2014.

To enter the Goldsworth Park Sport Relief Mile, or for further information, please visit www.sportrelief.com or www.woking.gov.uk/sportrelief2014 Alternatively, please email Woking Sport Relief Mile Organiser, Gary Cordery, at gary.cordery@woking.gov.uk or call 01483 743424.

Volunteer

If you don't want to run on the day but would still like to be involved in Sport Relief, we're looking for volunteers to assist in roles like marshalling the course and handing out medals and water. If you would like to put yourself forward please call 01483 743424 or email gary.cordery@woking.gov.uk or you can contact us on Twitter via @WBC_health