The race is on - Newton Abbot for Sport Relief 2014!

Caitlin Clark
Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:43pm

It’s time to dig out that running kit or walk your way to the finish line! Sport Relief is here again and Teignbridge District Council, with Stover School, is urging everyone to get involved.

On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from Stover School, Newton Abbot, at 12.30pm with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief.

Super sprinters, willing walkers, and even the little ones, will all feel at home with a choice of one, three, six miles or a family focussed ‘buggy mile’ but even if people don’t fancy donning their trainers, there’s plenty more taking place.

Teignbridge has teamed up with Stover School, Active Devon, Palm FM, Action for Children and Torbay Council to offer the local residents and visitors a day of action packed family fun.

The Newton Abbot Mile at Stover School will start with a mass warm up at noon. The Sport Relief Mile will start at 12.30pm and there will be an event called The Buggy Mile at 2pm.

The ‘Buggy Mile’ or the ‘Mass Toddle’ is aimed specifically at families with little ones. Mums, dads, carers, grandparents, and their toddlers and babies are being encouraged to come along and run, jog or walk with their buggy around a mile-long course.

Mums and carers can get more active in 2014 with a range of new and exciting taster sessions taking place between 1pm and 2pm on the event field.

Come along and have a go at Baby Salsa, Parent & Baby Breeze Cycle ride taster sessions (bikes, trailers, seats, helmets provided), Bay Bouncers, Messy Play with Children Centre staff and join in the family Buggy Mile at 2.00pm.

There will also be further blocks of sessions which people can book onto throughout the year with a new ‘Active Mums’ programme being launched across Teignbridge and Torbay. So don’t just come for the mile bring the whole family and all have a go at something new!

Cllr George Gribble, Teignbridge District Council’s Executive Spokesman for Communities, Leisure and Recreation, said:

“This is the third time the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile has come to Newton Abbot so let’s don the headband, get training and show the rest of the country what we can do.There will be plenty of activities on the day so don’t forget to rope in your mates, family, boyfriend, girlfriend and colleagues too! "

“Last time the Newton Abbot Mile had more than 500 participants, and this year we want even more of you to get involved to get that total even higher! There will be something for everyone on what looks set to be a great day."

"Enter now at, get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries, while being part of an incredible nationwide event."

To enter The Newton Abbot Mile visit

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