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The race is on for Sport Relief

12 February 2016

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Thomas Hogg officially launches the 2016 Sport Relief Mile with Michael Cochrane and Heather Chestnutt of PACE Runing Club and Rory and Darragh McConnell

It’s time to dust off those trainers and pull up those socks as we welcome the Sport Relief Mile to Antrim and Newtownabbey.

Join us on Sunday 20th March, 10.30am at V36 in Newtownabbey, or 2.15pm at Antrim Lough Shore Park and join thousands of people across the UK taking part in this fantastic fundraising event. Participants can choose to walk, jog or run the 1, 3 or 6 mile routes, while enjoying some of the Borough’s scenic countryside and raising much needed funds.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg is encouraging everyone to get involved, “Whether you are a keen runner or have just taken up the sport, this will be a great event to put your training into practice while raising money for a very worthy cause. Don’t forget, there will be some family entertainment and activities taking place at both venues so be sure to bring along the whole family. So come on, do something amazing and run yourself proud for Sport Relief!”

All money raised will be used to support people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world's poorest countries. This money transforms the lives of people in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, or those living with poor mental or physical health, as well as protecting street children and providing life-saving healthcare abroad.

Costs to enter are £7 for adults, £3 for children or Family tickets are £17 (2 adults & 2 children).

For further information or to register, log onto www.sportrelief.com or contact the Leisure Development Team on T. 028 9446 3113 E. [email protected]