The people of Edinburgh will be digging out their running kit and fancy dress costumes on 23 March as Sport Relief comes to the city. The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be staged in West Princes Street Gardens, with thousands getting on their marks, set and go. Super sprinters, gentle joggers and willing walkers of all ages and fitness levels will feel at home with a choice of one, three or six miles.
Organisers, the City of Edinburgh Council, are urging people to enter now, get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living in Scotland, the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries, while being part of a nationwide event.
On Friday 21 March, the BBC will broadcast Sport Relief TV, with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall, Clare Balding amongst others. The show will feature celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the work Sport Relief supports. Del Boy and Rodney will also be back on TV screens after 10 years with a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch. Strictly host, Tess Daly, will reveal the judges’ favourite partnership from Sport Relief Does Strictly, where four Paralympians and their professional dance partners, will have taken on a group dance challenge, hoping to impress the judges and take home the Sport Relief glitter ball trophy on the night.
Then on Sunday 23 March it’s over to Edinburgh to come together and run, jog, walk, skip or hop a mile as part of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. To enter The Edinburgh Mile visit the Sport Relief Mile website.