Get ready for Sport Relief with our programme of events

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Schools, businesses and sports groups are gearing up for a busy weekend of fundraising for Sport Relief charities.

Supporters will be dusting off their trainers to take part in a series sponsored walks, cycle rides and runs around the area to support good causes at home and abroad.

Sainsbury’s is sponsoring the Sport Relief Mile - a series of events which challenge people to run one, three or six miles. Events will take place on Sunday at the Empingham Road playing fields in Stamford at 11am and at Normanton Church, Rutland Water, at 9.30am.

Barnwell Country Park, near Oundle, will also host an event with runners setting off at 11am for the six miles, 11.10am for the three miles and 11.20am for the one mile.

Director of the Stamford event, Nick Wells, said: “We are delighted that lots of people have already signed up to the events online but there is still room for more and you can enter on the day.

“It is a fun event but importantly raises funds for Sport Relief and Stamford Striders hope to make you feel like Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis, whatever your ability.”

Entry to all events is £6 for adults and £3 for children or £15 for a family of four. To register visit

Players from Wakerley and Barrowden Cricket Club are hosting a 12-hour sponsored walk tomorrow (Friday).

The challenge is taking place at the cricket ground in Wakerley Road, Barrowden, between 10am and 10pm.

Supporters can drop in to join the walk or sponsor the team at

Customers at Rutland Sports in North Street, Bourne, are invited to take part in a cycle challenge.

A static bike will be set up in the shop window throughout tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday for supporters to cycle as far as they can in 25 minutes.

Individual cyclists are asked to donate £2 to charity while teams of three are asked to donate £5. A shop voucher is on offer for whoever cycles the furthest.

To book a slot call 01778 426482 or drop into the shop to make a donation.

Schools and sports groups have also been joining the Sport Relief fun. Children from One Touch Football are due to take part in a dribbleathon tonight (Thursday) and pupils at Bourne Academy are taking on their teachers in a dodgeball tournament.

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