People of Bournemouth to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Bournemouth.

The town is set to host its second Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20 March which is being run jointly by BH Live, Bournemouth University and AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud by entering now at

Local heroes from Bournemouth will be walking and running themselves proud during the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016.

The colourful, cheerful and eager Milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living throughout the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Setting off from Littledown Park, the Bournemouth Mile will pass through and take in the sights of the lake and play park at Littledown, and is set to be an incredible event.

Liz Yelling, former Commonwealth Games medal holder who is set to start the race on the day said:

“The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Bournemouth is back and it’s your time to walk or run yourself proud. I’m honoured to be supporting the event and can’t wait to see mums and dads and their kids alike walking or running for this great cause. There’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day.”

Sport Relief is back from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March 2016 and there are more ways than ever for you to take part, change lives and feel proud. Whether you get sponsored to enter an event at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games or fundraise with friends and family at home, work or school, you’ll help people living incredibly tough lives. In fact, half of all the money raised by the public is spent right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.


Notes to Editors:

Littledown is managed and operated by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.

BH Live is the South Coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues – a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

With nearly three million visits a year and £35 million turnover, the organisation is changing lives – and is at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2014/15, BH Live hosted 400 shows, sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment tickets, clocked up 2.2 million leisure centre visits and welcomed 93,000 conference and exhibition delegates which contributed  an estimated £37 million to the local economy.

For further press information:

Elizabeth Symmons PR & Corporate Communications Executive, BH Live 01202 451866