Throughout the week there will be host of sporting events and themed events featuring highlights such as:
- The 2012 Bristol 10K on Sunday, May 20 attracting over 11,000 runners and thousands of spectators. The runners set off at 9:30am, with many looking to raise thousands of pounds for the two charities: Clic Sargent and Coco.
- The arrival of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on Tuesday May 22, with a huge official Olympic Torch Relay event and a free community celebration event with live performance from headliners: Quantic and Alice Russell and local supporting acts – all on Bristol’s historic harbourside.
- The opening of Bristol Urban Sport – a new exhibition at M Shed that looks at how the natural landscape and urban architecture of the city has been used for sporting activity over the years, featuring everything from speedboats to skateboards. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, May 22 with a special late night opening until 9pm.
- The 0117 Film Challenge to create a short film in just 117 hours featuring sport, games and play. The challenge is part of the 2012 Bristol Encounters International Film Week.
Thanks to sponsorship from Crest Nicholson and Canada Life and support from the city council’s ‘runbristol’ team ands Access Sport, the Harbourside Alive on Saturday, 19 May which runs from 12 noon to 4pm will offer young visitors the chance to have a go at football, running, rugby, hockey, squash, tennis, cricket, and basketball. In addition to the sports taster sessions, sports enthusiasts can take part in a fun-run mile and enter the Bristol Sport Decathlon Challenge. There are lots of prizes to win and a chance to meet players from Bristol’s professional sports team.
Bristol City CEO, Guy Price said: “Kicking off the UK’s biggest year of sport, the week offers something for everyone in Bristol We’re delighted to be hosting the FA Women’s Cup final at Ashton Gate on the 26th May, completing what will have been a fantastic week of sport for the city. With great value tickets on offer, a football fan park and the chance to meet the top women players of the country before the game – we’re sure Bristol can put on a great show for this national event.”
To find out more about what’s on at Harbourside Alive or how to register for the fun-run mile of decathlon, visit: www.funbristol.com