Published on 8th March 2012

Sports Relief

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, Pittville Park - Sunday 25 March

The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile is back in Pittville Park for 2012 and Cheltenham Borough Council is encouraging local people to come together and get involved.

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together with literally hundreds of Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events taking place across the country on Sunday 25 March. The Cheltenham Mile will set off from Pittville Park multi use games area (MUGA) and pass around Pitville Lake. You can choose to do 1, 3 or 6 miles – as a family team, with your friends or against the clock. Update 12/03/2012: the 3 and 6 mile options are now fully subscribed. The 1 mile option is still available, but spaces are filling up fast. Book now to secure your place!

Secure a place at your nearest Mile now. It’s just £6 for adults, £3 for children and £15 for a family of four. The money you raise will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world's poorest countries.

Tom Sparks, Cheltenham Borough Council's Sports Development Officer, said: "The Cheltenham Borough Council Sport, Play & Healthy Lifestyles Team are really excited to be organising Sport Relief for 2012. We hope more people will be inspired to take part and get active in order to raise money for a fantastic cause during this Olympic year. The course has proved popular at previous events, with participants clocking up their miles around the beautiful Pittville lake. We encourage local people to book their place early via the Sport Relief website, as we won't be able to accommodate participants on the day."

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, Cabinet Member for Sport and Culture, added: “This is a fantastic event which brings the whole nation together. We’re pleased to be organising the Cheltenham Pittville Park Mile so local residents can join in the fun right on their doorstep with friends and family and help change lives too. With the buzz of the Olympics this year we’re hoping this event will prove more popular than ever. ”

To sign up and book your place at the Pittville Park Sport Relief Mile, visit