The people of Burnley are being asked to walk, run, hop, skip, jump or swim a mile on Friday 18th May.
It’s part of a campaign which aims to get at least 24,901 people throughout Lancashire to take part in the Your Mile Your Way challenge and complete the amount of miles it would take to walk around the world.
Your Mile Your Way is being coordinated by Lancashire County Council as part of its Active Lives and Healthy Weight programme. Leisure providers who deliver the programme in each area – including Burnley Leisure Trust’s Up and Active team - will all be running activities on 18th May.
The campaign is being fronted in Lancashire by radio personality Ted Robbins who adopted a healthier lifestyle after suffering a heart attack in 2015.
The Up and Active team want people to join them on a walk starting from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal tow path at Finsley Gate (2pm) and completing the Straight Mile, finishing at Thompson Park Boathouse around 3pm for light refreshments. For those who fancy an alternative, you can join in by dancing a mile at Thompson Park and learn a FitSteps (9.30am) or line dancing routine (10.30am). Or come along to St Peter’s or Padiham leisure centres and join our gym, swim (64 lengths) or cycle challenge - or you can do your own thing just as long as you remember to pledge your mile via the Your Mile Your Way website - www.yourmileyourway.co.uk
Up and Active manager Linda Searle said: “Do Your Mile Your Way and help us to make Lancashire the most active county in the country! Walk a mile with your work colleagues at lunch-time or with friends after work, or you could do it as part of your gym workout.
“It doesn’t even have to be done on May 18th; it can be done any time during our health week – Monday May 14th to Sunday May 20th.”
The trust’s area manager Scott Bryce added: “Our members and any members of the public can use our leisure centres to complete their mile, whether it’s in the gym or going for a swim. Swimming for non-members will be £1 on May 18th and we will also have membership offers available on the day.”
Anyone and everyone can join in and help to achieve the target of completing the amount of miles it would take to walk around the world - as long as you remember to pledge your mile http://www.upandactive.co.uk/activities/events/health-week-2018/