Hopes that Moray can go the extra mile for Sport Relief

Shaun Moat (centre) urging more in Moray to get their running shoes on for Sport Relief
Shaun Moat (centre) urging more in Moray to get their running shoes on for Sport Relief

OVER 100 PEOPLE are set to run and walk a mile in Moray’s only event linked to the bi-annual national Sport Relief fundraising effort.

Organisers of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Forres next month say that they have been greatly encouraged by the number of entries for the March 20 event in Grant Park – but are hoping that in the remaining weeks that as many more will come forward.

“There is something for everyone in this very special day,” Shaun Moat said, adding: “People can walk or run the one mile route through the park – Sport Relief is a fantastic national effort and we have this event right at our doorstep that gives people an ideal opportunity to be part of it all.

“Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Half of all the money the public raises is spent right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.

“Whether you walk or run at the event, the money that you raise will help transform lives.”

The Life and Sole Gym at Forres Enterprise Park has provided a ‘warm up arena’ for those taking part in the event, while the Moravian Orienteering club is also running ‘try a go’ sessions over an orienteering course at the St Lawrence Cricket Club.

Shaun said: “Sport Relief is the weekend, every two years, when the British public can get active, have fun and raise cash to help people living incredibly tough lives both in the UK and around the world.

“Our fabulous fundraisers get sponsored for Sport Relief, and go the extra mile by organising sports tournaments, quizzes and challenges to raise even more cash.

“It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and a fantastic night of TV on the BBC.”

Entrants can enter online now via www.sportrelief.com.