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Sport Relief 2016

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Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:00

Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief is back, from Friday, 18 to Sunday, 20 March 2016, with hundreds of events, across the UK, to suit all abilities.

Whether you're a serious swimmer, have just taken up running, are looking for an excuse to dust off your bike, or just fancy a good walk, taking part in Sport Relief 2016 is a great goal to work towards that's all for a great cause too.

There are hundreds of events across the UK, with distances to suit all abilities, and how you take part is up to you. You can choose:

Walk/Run the Sport Relief Mile

1 mile: a fun, family-friendly event for people of all fitness levels. Whether you run it, walk it, jog it or even skip it, you're sure to enjoy it.

3 miles: about an hour's walk or a 30-minute jog, it's ideal if you're up for more of a challenge, either on your own or with friends and family.

6 miles: a great challenge for the more serious runners out there but still achievable for novices who really want to push themselves.

Cycle in a Sport Relief Cycle event

There are family-friendly 3-mile Cycles in London and five other major UK cities, plus flagship 25 and 50-mile Cycles in London on Sunday 20th March 2016. You can choose:

3 miles (London, plus regional events): ideal for families, those who are new to cycling or those who've not cycled for a while.

25 miles (London): a great medium-distance cycle for those who are up for a bit of a challenge.

50 miles: (London): definitely one for the more serious cyclists or those willing to really push themselves.

Simply Cycle: Do whatever distance or route wherever and whenever suits you, either on your own or with friends and family.

Take part in the Swimathon for Sport Relief

There will be over 600 participating pools, across the UK, where you can dive in and take on one of our three challenging distances, either individually or as a team. You can choose:

1.5K: 60 lengths of a 25-metre pool, this is a great target for the novice swimmer to work their way towards.

2.5K: 100 lengths of a 25-metre pool, this is perfect is you're looking to go to great lengths.

5K: 200 lengths of a 25-metre pool, this is our longest distance and a great challenge for the serious swimmers out there.

SimplySwim: If you are unable to take part in Swimathon over the event weekend, SimplySwim between Wednesday 9th and Sunday 20th March, whenever and wherever suits you.

Sign up now!

(Source - text: BBC Get Inspired)

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  • Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
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    Equality Standard
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
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    County Sport Network
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