Sport Relief 2014: Three Main Events

Today marks the start of Sport Relief 2014!

This huge biennial event encourages people all over the country to participate in personal challenges and mass participation events to raise money for noble causes in the UK and abroad. Tonight’s broadcast will see a host of famous sports stars, actors, comedians and musicians doing their bit for Sport Relief with a series of sketches, skits, spoofs, performances and tough endurance challenges – it’s sure to be an entertaining show!

Sport Relief hosts three major events which are open to the public, and to get you into that sporting spirit, here is a little more about them…

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The Mile

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Although officially named ‘The Mile’, this running event comes in three disciplines to cater for all abilities. Taking place across the UK, runners of all ages are welcome to either run a distance of 1, 3 or 6 miles of their chosen Sport Relief route.

The Swimathon

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With a whopping 600 venues taking part from today until Sunday, aquatic fanatics are invited to take the plunge and swim a distance of either 1, 2.5 or 5 kilometres to test their endurance. There is even a ‘Simply Swim’ discipline for those who just want to splash around!

The Cycle

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This challenging event takes place on Sunday at three major locations: London, Manchester and Glasgow. Keen cyclists can choose either a 3 mile (for families), 25 mile or the more gruelling 50 mile route and take in their chosen city’s most celebrated sights while pushing themselves to the limit.

If you like a bike ride, you might also like to try: The Rebecca Romero Velodrome Experience. Led by Olympic gold medalist, Rebecca Romero, this exciting experience is the perfect way to pick up priceless tips from a true professional and is sure to be a dream come true for any cycling fanatic! You can even read first-hand reviews from Red Letter Days competition winners in our blog all about the experience last June

If this has inspired you to get active and try something new but the above sports really aren’t your thing, why not check out our full range of exciting sporting experiences?

What is your favourite sporting event?

Images: mike miley, brahul90, ian is here and niassembley via flickr

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