Bath Rugby to start Sport Relief Mile

20 March 2014

Bath Rugby players will be at the starting line to officially begin this year's Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 23rd March.

Expected to join the support for the Bath Sport Relief Mile following their match against London Irish on Saturday are George Ford and Francois Louw, who will be joined by two of the Club's England U20s stars, Charlie Ewels and Tom Woolstencroft. They will be officially starting each of the three runs at 11.00, 11.15 and 11.30.

Bath & North East Somerset Council, which is hosting the event at the Odd Down Cycle Circuit, is keen for as many people as possible to sign up and get active. The event will raise money for Sport Relief, helping poor and vulnerable people both in the UK and across some of the world's poorest countries.

George Ford, fresh from England's Six Nations campaign, said: "It's great for us to be able to help support the Sport Relief Mile, it's such a great cause so we're really happy to be going down to help out.

"Keeping fit is part of our jobs as rugby players, but it's something that people from all walks of life will benefit from. Everyone involved can take something away from the day – from families looking for a fun day out together, down to the more serious runners, and it's not too late to sign up for this year's race."

The Community department will also be at the Mile, helping to encourage all the runners on the day, so make sure you stop by and say hello!

The event takes place on and around Bath's new 1.5km Odd Down Cycle Circuit, with runners having the option of running in fancy dress, as well as on- or off-road. If you're feeling active and inspired from the mile, bring your bikes and get the whole family to join in. To sign up, go to and search for the Bath Mile.

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