Leading scuba manufacturer Mares has signed for a second year as the title sponsor for Bite-Back’s fun and innovative One F’in Mile event – a fundraising challenge for divers and non-divers to walk a mile wearing fins around Kempton Park racecourse on Sunday 31 August.


Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “This a great opportunity for people to demonstrate their passion for the marine environment in a fun and entertaining way without getting wet or having to put in months of training.”

Kempton Park racecourse is conveniently located off the M25 and even has its own railway station direct from Waterloo plus over 500 free car parking spaces. Typically a lap of the grass circuit takes under 40 minutes – or longer depending on how hard individuals are laughing.

Commenting on the association spokesperson for Mares UK, Richard Corner, said: “It’s wonderful to sponsor this event again. It’s a great day out that turns strangers into friends, causes lots of laughter and generates some important funds for a shark fin soup campaign that’s getting real results. Mares is delighted to help make it possible.”

Registration costs just £20 per person at www.virginmoneygiving.com and participants are invited to raise £100 each in sponsorship.

Have a giggle and watch our two minute film of last year’s event.