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On your marks for Sport Relief

Chairman David Beaty gets ready to start the Sports Relief races at Welland Park. (Picture: Andrew Carpenter/001399-68)

Chairman David Beaty gets ready to start the Sports Relief races at Welland Park. (Picture: Andrew Carpenter/001399-68)

 

People have just three more days to sign up to take part in a major charity fundraising event as Sport Relief comes to town once more.

The Sport Relief event is taking place in Harborough this Sunday and runners can sign up to take part in a distance of their choosing to help out good causes.

People can participate in one, three or six-mile runs which will all set off from outside the café at Welland Park in town at 10.30am.

Participants are free to take the race at their own pace and can feel free to walk, run or jog the course.

There will also be games in the park beforehand to get everyone in the right mood for the fundraiser.

More than 150 people have already signed up to take part in Sunday’s event, and in 2012, the last time the event was held in town, a total of 450 people got involved.

And there is still time to register, with the deadline running until Saturday night.

Harborough District Council’s spokesman for community well-being Cllr James Hallam said: “It’s the final week before the Harborough Sport Relief event and we are encouraging everyone to get involved and do their bit for a worthwhile charity that supports local projects as well as projects overseas.

“There is the option of one, three, or six miles to take part in and there is even some tennis and table tennis coaching available for people to enjoy on the day.

“If you cannot enter the race, you can still do your bit by being a volunteer marshal and helping us to make sure the runners make it around the course safely.”

Meanwhile, eight-year-old Eloise Garner will be swimming 60 lengths of the pool at Harborough Leisure Centre to help raise funds for the cause.

The Harborough youngster told the Mail she has raised £200 already.

To sign up for the Harborough event, visit the official website at www.sportrelief.com.

 

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