Sport Relief 2008 - Winchester rises to the challenge

As Sport Relief 2008 launches across the UK, Winchester City Council is proud to announce that a Sport Relief Mile event will be taking place at Winchester’s River Park Leisure Centre on Sunday 16th March.

Last year, over 400,000 people took part across the UK, including HRH Prince William who ran at Sandhurst. Those who rise to the challenge this year can choose to run either one, three or six miles.

Sport Relief harnesses the power and passion of sport to change lives for the better. The money raised is used to help vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both at home in the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.

Cllr Patricia Stallard, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport, said: “We are proud to be organising and hosting this exciting event in Winchester. We’re looking forward to seeing hundreds of residents taking part and raising money for Sport Relief”.

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile sits at the heart of the Sport Relief Weekend and is the ultimate way to get involved.

Places are limited, so people are encouraged to sign-up as early as possible.


Visit to sign-up for the Winchester River Park Mile.

A team of sporting stars have already lined up to show their support to the national campaign including Dame Kelly Holmes, Zara Phillips and Darren Gough. Why not show your support by signing up for the Winchester River Park Mile?

For more information on Sport Relief 2008 visit