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Last Updated: Tuesday March 02 2010 17:19 GMT

Man United train for Sport Relief

James Corden trains Wayne Rooney

Comedian James Corden has been putting Manchester United players through their paces in the gym.

In a TV sketch made for Sport Relief, Corden plays their trainer and takes them through an amusing fitness routine.

This year, Sport Relief is taking place from Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March.

And the Manchester United sketch is just one of many highlights of the weekend.

At the heart of the weekend is the Sport Relief mile, where many thousands of people will run a mile for charity.

Celebrities like David Beckham are urging people to join in, whatever their age.

David Walliams
David Walliams is relying on pedal power

The 16 main events will be held in Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Gateshead, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Southampton, but there are hundreds of other smaller ones too.

Sport Relief star David Walliams has been getting on his bike for Sport Relief and has already battled through temperatures of -15C through the highlands of Scotland as he starts his challenge to cycle the length of the UK.

And in the recording studio Robbie Williams has made a Sport Relief single called Morning Sun.

Kayak challenge

Blue Peter's Helen Skelton has taken six weeks to travel the length of the Amazon River in a kayak!

It's hoped she has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest solo journey by kayak and has become the first woman in history to solo kayak the Amazon.

Blue Peter's Helen Skelton

On completing the challenge, an exhausted but very proud Helen said: "I reckon that you shouldn't shy away from things because they're tough or you might fail.

"Get stuck in and you never know where you might end up."

Ongoing success

The first Sport Relief kicked off in 2004, and a second event was held two years later.

So far more than £20m has been raised for good causes.