27 Jun

Legacy Campaign

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Running groups throughout England are being invited to host an Athletics Community Day, as part of London 2012-inspired campaign. Led by England Athletics, groups are encouraged to organised their own day between the end of the Olympic Games and the start of the Paralympic Games; August 12-29 .

With interest in the sport expected to be at an all-time high, England Athletics is urging groups to register their activity at www.englandathletics.org/athleticscommunityday. All registered groups will be supported with extra resources and promotional materials to enable them to reach and out and engage with their communities. The legacy-themed programme will be part of a wider 'Join In' campaign across all sport and has the backing of London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe.

He said: "We are really happy to support the 'Join In' project, it is a great idea that means that thousands of people across the UK can turn up and take part in local sports just after the Olympic Games finishes. Millions will be inspired by what they witness over the summer and I hope this creates opportunities in every community for people to join in their local sports clubs."