York to host charity mile for Sport Relief

The University is to hold a Sport Relief Mile as part of the nationwide BBC campaign, which raised 16 million pounds last year

On Sunday March 16th, the University will be holding a Sport Relief Mile as part of the nationwide BBC Sport Relief campaign, which raised 16 million pounds last year.

AU President Jo Carter, who is organising the fund-raising event, is hopeful that it can “raise the profile of sport at theuniversity, increase participation and improve town and gown relations, as well as raising lots of money for charity.”

The Sport Relief Mile , devised by the BBC’s Sport Relief producers Martyn Smith and Jon Rowlands, was created in 2004 to give the national campaign a focus with an event that was open to anyone to run, walk, jog, wheel, bounce or crawl, regardless of ability or age.

The 423,000 participants in the 2006 Mile made it one of the biggest mass-participation events in history, and next year’s event has the potential to be even bigger.

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