LEISURE staff at Chichester District Council want local people to set themselves a challenge and take part in one of the major activities they are staging in 2014.
Events in the local sporting calendar include the:
* Sport Relief Mile on Sunday, March 23. Walk, run or jog, one, three or six miles through the University of Chichester campus and Graylingwell Park to raise money for a good cause.
* Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon and Junior Aquathon on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday 13. A sprint and Olympic-distance triathlon for all ages, levels and abilities. The junior aquathon is for eight to 16-year-olds. Register online from now.
* Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12. The half marathon, now in its third year, is a challenging route with spectacular scenery. Register online from now. Early bird prices are available until Saturday, April 12.
There are also half-term and school-holiday activities throughout the year. February half-term holiday courses include rugby, football, multisport and netball camps, and for the first time basketball and racquet sport camps.
Eileen Lintill, cabinet member for wellbeing and community services at the council, said: “There is a great range of sporting challenges on offer in the Chichester district in 2014. From family events such as the Sport Relief Mile in aid of a good cause, to taking on the challenge of a triathlon or half marathon, there’s something for all ages and abilities.
“For people who have never done anything like this before, both the half marathon and triathlon events provide competitors with training and nutrition support as well as opportunities to speak to the race team along the way with any questions. There will be someone to support you throughout the whole process.”
For more information about sport in the Chichester district, including details of all the sporting events, see www.chichester.gov.uk/sport, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01243 534799.