30th August 2019


Ahead of SportsAid Week later this month, SportsAid’s #MyMiles challenge is back for 2019 and there are more ways than ever to get involved in helping

SportsAid is a British charity that helps over 1,000 young athletes, predominantly aged 12 – 18 across over 60 sports each year, providing them with financial support for training and competition with an average award of £1,000.

The campaign, which runs throughout the month of September, is a drive designed to help support the country’s brightest sporting prospects as they strive to represent the British team at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Athletes that have benefited from SportsAid support in the past include European Champion and British 100m & 200m record holder, Dina Asher-Smith, 2018 Commonwealth Games 20km race walk silver medallist, Tom Bosworth, and Gold Coast 2018 heptathlon bronze & European Indoor Championship pentathlon silver medallist Niamh Emerson.

Some of those currently benefiting from SportsAid funding include British pole vault champion and championship record holder Harry Coppell, European U20 200m champion, world U18 and British U20 record holder Amy Hunt and British U20 400m hurdles record holder Alastair Chalmers.

This year, SportsAid has linked up with Race Nation to provide an online platform for supporters to join the #MyMiles Challenge. You can choose your own distance, do a #MyMiles Marathon of 26.2 miles or aim for 40 miles to match an athlete’s weekly total.

To find out more about #MyMiles and to sign up, click here.