16th August 2018
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Organisers hopeful of big turnout for Sport Relief events

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With fine weather expected over the next few days, the organisers are hopeful of a good turnout for the Sport Relief events taking place in Shetland this weekend.

Baltasound school in Unst and the Clickimin athletics track in Lerwick will be the two venues for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events on Saturday and Sunday, as part of the annual Sport Relief fund-raising event that brings the nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives.

The Baltasound mile event will start at the school at 2pm with registration from 1.30pm. On Sunday the Lerwick Mile event will take place at the Clickimin track with registration from 10am until 10.30am.

Registrations can still be made online at www.sportrelief.com and will also accepted on the day. Both events will have one, three and six-mile route options – the only aim is for participants to complete their chosen distance.

Lerwick organiser Karen Woods said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back and we’d love to see a great turnout of bairns and adults at Clickimin on Sunday morning. There’s distances to suit everyone on the big day and we could raise lots of cash for Sport Relief to help change lives at home and across the world’s poorest countries.

“Sunday teas will also be provided in the Clickimin Centre by Shetland Rugby Club, offering well earned refreshments for those who have completed their distance challenge.”

Baltasound organiser Caroline Hunter said: “There was a great turnout from the Unst community for this event in 2010. We want to make the day even bigger this year and we’d love to see as many folk as possible taking part on Saturday afternoon.

“Why not pull up your Sport Relief socks and come along with friends or family to get active, have fun and raise some money!”

Sport Relief has a history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge. The weekend kicks off on Friday when everyone gets active, has fun and raises cash at home, at work or at school; before settling down to watch a night of top Sport Relief television on BBC1.

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