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Derbyshire Dales District Council has targeted a top sporting ‘double’ during Olympics year by organising two Sport Relief miles.

One starts at Wirksworth Leisure Centre, with the other at the Recreation Ground in Ashbourne.

Each event – sponsored by Sainsbury’s – costs £6 to enter for adults, £3 for under 16s and £15 for a family ticket. Participants can choose how far they go – one, three, or six miles.

Warm up sessions start on the day at 9.30am ahead of a 10am start. In Wirksworth the route starts from the car park and follows the footpath along the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Cllr Steve Bull said: “We really want people from across the Derbyshire Dales to take part in these fun events. Healthy lifestyles are one of the District Council’s top priorities, so I am really pleased we are holding two events this time around.” Enter at www.sportrelief.com/the-mile/