You might have already heard about some of the ambitious and exciting challenges celebs are undertaking this year for Sport Relief, including Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk. But how do you fancy getting involved yourself to raise some much-needed pennies and pounds for charity while setting yourself a great new challenge?
Well, Sport Relief are calling on the Great British public, to get stuck in and do yourself proud by signing up to a challenge for March 18-20, no matter what your interests or fitness. Whether you could walk, run, swim or cycle in the steps of your favourite athletes to raise money, anything you can do will help to transform people’s lives across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.
This year there are more ways than ever before to get involved with flagship events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, and in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Norwich and Sheffield. There are also hundreds of local event across the nation, so there’s no excuse not to sign up and get involved! And if March seems a long way off, remember some events need as much as 12 weeks' training to get you up to scratch so get signing up now.
If you think you could walk or run to raise funds, pop your name down for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile. With a host of events to take part in, you can make every step count with events covering one, three and six miles to suit people of all ages and abilities.
Meanwhile, budding bikers can take part once again with the return of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle. Cyclists across the UK will be securing sponsorship and saddling up to raise much needed cash across the country. The pedal powered events offer a number of distances for first time cyclists and enthusiasts alike.
If you want to ride as a team, there's the 3 mile Family Cycle. For all yellow jersey wannabes there’s the opportunity to sign up for 25 miles or 50 mile challenges, raising the heart rate and some serious sponsorship. Or else join in with Simply Cycle where you can set your own cycling goal.
Finally for those that favour the water, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon, the UK’s biggest swimming event, welcomes all kinds of eager entrants. From the 1.5 km swim for novice swimmers to the team relays that swim 1.5 km-5 km, there's plenty of ways to make a splash for Sport Relief.