Are you ready to go the extra mile?

The race is on to sign up for a fun run in aid of a terrific cause - with more than 100 people already limbering up from East Dunbartonshire and beyond.
The Mugdock Mile takes place on Sunday, March 23.The Mugdock Mile takes place on Sunday, March 23.
The Mugdock Mile takes place on Sunday, March 23.

Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are being urged to pull on their trainers and go the extra mile to raise funds for Sport Relief again at Mugdock Country Park.

The Mugdock Mile takes place on Sunday, March 23, and families, fun runners and fundraisers are being asked to sign up before it’s too late.

A fantastic 500 people walked, ran and jogged through the woodland at the first-ever Sport Relief Mile to be held locally in 2012 - helping to raise thousands of pounds for terrific causes.

Participants can choose to run or walk one mile (setting off at 11.45am), three miles or six miles (both setting off at 11.30am) around Mugdock.

There will also be a host of activities happening as part of the event, including live music and a bouncy castle, as well as refreshments at Charlie’s Theatre & Cafe Bar, the Stables Tea Room and the shop.

Chairperson of the Country Park, Councillor Eric Gotts, said: “Time is running out if you want to take part.

“I’m delighted that more than 100 people have already signed up and I hope many more people take the opportunity to get active for an excellent cause, against the wonderful backdrop of Mugdock.

“There are no age restrictions so it’s a perfect opportunity for families to pull on their trainers and enjoy fresh air and exercise - helping to raise funds and change lives for the better into the bargain.

“The first Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Mugdock was a fantastic success - with a full capacity of 500 taking part - and I hope this year’s event will be equally popular - from youngsters with their mums and dads to super

sprinters up against the clock.”

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To help you prepare for the event, why not download the free Sport Relief Make Every Mile Count app? Download it from

The BBC will treat the nation to a night of Sport Relief TV on Friday, March 21.