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Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile 2012 - Sunday 25 March

Hundreds of people will put their best feet forward next weekend (Sunday 25 March) when the University of St Andrews hosts its third Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

As the nation gets ready for a year of sport, local people from in and around Fife can join in the fun by signing up to take part in the local event. From teeny tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock, there’s something for everyone.

Participants can choose to take part in one, three or six mile runs at the University’s playing fields on St Leonards Road, at one of three wave start times: 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Over one million men, women and children are expected to take part in the event nationwide, raising cash to change lives at home and across the world’s poorest countries.

Sports Development Manager Gary Brankin said, “The St Andrews Mile is set to be an amazing event. It’s fantastic that so many people of St Andrews are gathering together to show their support for Sport Relief 2012.

“We want this to be the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet – so raise your game, enter the St Andrews Mile today and join the rest of the nation to raise plenty of cash for an incredible cause!”

The last Sainsbury’s Sport relief Mile organised by the University of St Andrews was attended by 600 local people from around Tayside and Fife and raised a phenomenal £12,192.31.

For more information on how to sign up this year, visit www.sportrelief.com

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For more information contact:

Gary Brankin, Sports Development Manager, telephone: 01334 462012 or email gb50@st-andrews.ac.uk

Notes to editors:

About Sport Relief

From David Walliams’ Thames swim to Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days, Sport Relief has a unique history of brave celebrities taking on gruelling physical challenges to raise cash and change lives.  Sport Relief 2012 will be no exception with The BT Sport Relief challenges, a series of celebrity endurance feats.

Visit sportrelief.com to keep up with the latest news.

Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).

About Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has over 950 stores nationwide and is the UK’s longest standing major food retailing chain, having opened its first store in 1869. Sainsbury’s has supported Comic Relief since 1999 and has raised nearly £60 million for the charity to date. In 2011, Sainsbury’s handed over a cheque for more than £10 million, which was the biggest donation ever received on the night of Red Nose Day. Sainsbury’s final donation to Comic Relief this year was a massive £11.4 million. For more information see www.sainsburys.co.uk/sportrelief.

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