Published: March 14, 2012
Over 100 runners sign up for Burnham's Sport Relief Mile fun run

More than 100 runners will be taking part in Burnham-On-Sea's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March as part of the BBC's nationwide fundraising drive.

Burnham's event has this week received the backing of the town's Mayor, along with organisers Burnham-On-Sea Harriers, King Alfred Sports Centre and Haven's Burnham Holiday Village.

Brian Beale from Burnham Harriers told "We've received lots of interest so far and already have 97 confirmed runners taking part in the mile run with some others taking part in the three mile run. We hope more will sign up during the next few days."

He added: "This is the first Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile to be held in Burnham-On-Sea and it's set to be a great event."

After a warm-up session of zumba, the runners will set off from The South Esplanade, passing along the cycle track, taking in the sights of the River Brue.

King Alfred Sports Centre will also be providing a bouncy castle (weather permitting), plus health checks and mile challenges on rowing machines and bikes. There will also be an opportunity to try African drumming with 'Fun 2 Drum'.

Local residents can enter the fundraising run by signing up online here. Entrants don't have to be sporty to take part and can choose to complete one, three or six mile circuits.

Pictured: Top, Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Michael Clarke, Penny Cook from 1610, Brian Beale from Burnham Harriers and John Ryan from Haven Holidays


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