Over 120 local people turned out in force on Sunday to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in
Milers of all ages were sponsored to walk or run themselves proud through Melton Country Park.
The day was a massive success with friends and families joining together to go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2016, raising hundreds of pounds for the cause.
Runners paid £7 for an adult, £3 for a child and £17 for a family of four.
The weather was superb with people of all ages taking part - from as young as two through to 75-years-old - in either the one, three or six mile routes.
Event co-ordinator Sarah Milner said: “It was a fantastic day! Watching the community come together to support such a great cause was brilliant! We feel very proud knowing that the money raised will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here in Leicestershire, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.
“Sport Relief would like to say a huge thank you to each and every person who has donated money or given their time to go the extra mile.”
l For more pictures from the event visit https://www.facebook.com/ActiveTogetherMelton/
l If people want to continue running after getting the ‘running bug’ on Sunday there is a park run every Saturday at the country park at 9am. For more details visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/meltonmowbray/