Here's what's going on for Sport Relief in London

From Friday 18th March to Sunday 20th March, thousands of people will be taking part in fun sporting events all over the UK as part of the annual Sport Relief fundraiser.

Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer, a little rusty on your bike or haven’t jogged for a while, it doesn’t matter. Sport Relief is for everyone, no matter their ability.

As ever, London will be at the heart of the action. If you’re going to be in town to take part and cheer on a friend or loved one as they slog it out, here Better - Sport Relief’s official health and fitness partner - tells all about what’s going on in London Sport Relief-wise. Make sure you get there early to get a good spot.

Sport Relief in London - what’s going on and where to watch

Clash of the Titans

●       18th March 2016

●       Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Sport Relief wouldn’t be Sport Relief without its celebrity challenges (Eddie Izzard running 27 marathons in 27 days, anyone?). This year’s flagship celebrity Sport Relief event is probably Clash of the Titans, which will see Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave and cricketing hero Andrew Flintoff each lead a team of celebrities competing in a variety of sporting challenges. Who will triumph? Head to the Aquatics Centre to find out. Get tickets here.

The Games

This year’s Sport Relief sees the return of the Sport Relief Games, 3 flagship events (the Mile, Swimathon and Cycle) taking place in 6 cities: Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Norwich and Sheffield.

Here’s what going on in London (all these events take place at the Olympic Park):

The London Flagship Mile

●       20th March 2016

●       Lee Valley VeloPark

You’ve a choice a 1, 3 or 6-mile route, taking in the Aquatics Centre and the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

The Swimathon

●       18th-20th March 2016

●       Aquatics Centre

Enter the Swimathon on your own or with friends, family or colleagues. Choose either a 1.5, 2.5 or 5k swim.

The London Flagship Cycle

●       20th March 2016

●       Lee Valley VeloPark

Choose from a 25 or 50-mile route starting and finishing at the Lee Valley VeloPark. The 25-mile route is here, the 50-mile one here. If these sound a bit ambitious for you, you might find the lighter 3-mile family cycle a better option.

Alongside the 3 big events, there are competitions and races taking place across London. Enter your postcode here for all that’s going on near you.


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