City gets active for Sport Relief

Netherton J&I hopping, skipping and jumping around the school field in fancy dress for Sport Relief.
Netherton J&I hopping, skipping and jumping around the school field in fancy dress for Sport Relief.

CHILDREN and adults are warming up for Sport Relief events across the city.

Energetic people are taking part in a variety of sporting challenges to raise money for the annual appeal this weekend.

Around 200 Wakefield College students took to Pugneys Country Park this morning (Friday) to run a sponsored Sport Relief Mile in fancy dress.

And pupils at Netherton J&I School ran, jumped, hopped and skipped around their school field today, also in fancy dress.

The Ridings Shopping Centre is also getting involved tomorrow with staff at Sports Direct taking part in a sponsored rowing marathon tomorrow at 11am.

On Sunday, crowds of people will put on their running shoes to tackle different Sport Relief Miles in the area.

Runs of one, three and six miles will start at Nostell Priory at 11am – with the event running from 9am to 2pm.

A further one, three and six mile run will be held from 1pm to 4pm at the Stanley Royd Playing Fields on Eastmoor Road, College Grove.

For more information or to sign up for a run, visit www.sportrelief.com

Sunday will see a five-hour Zumbathon at the Xercise4Less gym on Denby Dale Road. To book one or more of the hour slots contact Bea Firth on 07881 754300.

And other schools around the city have been taking part in sporting activities throughout today.

Last year, Sport Relief raised £40million for impoverished people around the world.

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