Sewerby Hall hopes to break the 300 barrier for Sport Relief challenge

Launch of the Sport Relief Mile at Sewerby

Launch of the Sport Relief Mile at Sewerby

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As part of the Sport Relief 2014 celebrations, hundreds of locals will be setting off from Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Sunday 23 March at noon, for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

The event, which is organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Sport, Play and Arts Service and Sewerby Hall and Gardens in partnership with Bridlington Town Council, will start with a six-mile run, followed by a three-mile event at 12.30pm before culminating in a one-mile family fun run at 1pm.

Participants are encouraged to run in fancy dress, with a 2014-15 family season pass to Sewerby Hall and Gardens to be offered as a prize for the best dressed runner.

Coun Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: “This is the second time the Sport Relief Mile has come to Sewerby Hall and Gardens so let’s don the headband, get training and show the rest of the country what we can do.

“This bi-annual event had more than 250 participants in 2012 and this year we would like in excess of 300 participants to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the hall.

“There will be plenty of other activities on the day including archery and fun games so don’t forget to rope in your friends, family and colleagues too.”

To pre-book your place on any of the races, participants are encouraged to log onto www.sportrelief.com and click ‘find an event near you’, search for ‘Sewerby’ before following the online instructions.

Participants will be able to book on the day however pre-booking is advised to avoid possible queues.

To mark the 300th anniversary of Sewerby Hall and Gardens and the first major event of the year to be held on the estate, a free 2014-15 family season pass will be offered to the 300th runner who books on the event.

Following registration, runners are challenged to get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.

To enter The Sewerby Mile visit sportrelief.com or for more information contact Sewerby Hall on 673769.