LONDON, 2014-7-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Youngsters in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh will have the chance to jump for glory at their local Sainsbury’s this weekend, as Scotland’s summer of sport heats up. Four Sainsbury’s stores are set to host the retailer’s ‘The Big Jump’ event, which will see a giant long jump track set up in a cordoned-off area of the store’s car park from 10am and 4pm between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th July.
- Stores in Braehead, Stirling, Darnley and Blackhall to hold events
- Open to 5-16 year olds
- Event is free to enter and every participant will be entered into a free prize draw to win Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix tickets
- Event takes place ahead of Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July
The jump launched on Thursday at Blackhall before it leaps over to Stirling on Friday. It will then head to Darnley on Saturday before finishing at Braehead on Sunday. Paralympic disability runner Libby Clegg will be at Stirling store, encouraging children to take part and jump for glory, with a chance to win some great prizes.
The jump is free to enter and open to children between 5 and 16 years old. Each participant will be entered into a free prize draw, where two entrants will be selected at random to receive four tickets to the Grand Prix and take part in a special ‘Sainsbury’s Long Jump’ event at Hampden Park on Saturday 12 July.
The long jump will be one of the many competitions taking place at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, which takes place on 11 and 12 July at Hampden Park. The Grand Prix is part of Sainsbury’s Summer Series, which is made up of five fantastic athletic and para-athletic events across the country, featuring the world’s best athletes. The Grand Prix will be the main prelude before the Commonwealth Games.
Sainsbury’s Blackhall Store Manager George Parton said: “It’s going to be a fantastic summer of sport in Scotland and, as proud sponsors of the Sainsbury’s Summer Series, we’re delighted to host our first ever long jump event. It’s a great way for children of all abilities to come down, take part and be a superstar athlete for the day”.
Every participant will get to take away their own personalised competition bib and have their jump distance measured. Families can also post photos onto the #TheBigJump Twitter feed.
47 Gold Medallists will be taking part in the Glasgow Grand Prix, including British Double Olympic champion Mo Farah and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford. Tickets are now on sale for Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix from www.britishathletics.org.uk/british-athletics-series/sainsburys-glasgow-grand-prix/.