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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 11:15 GMT
Rise to the challenge for Sport Relief

The Sport Relief socks that can be purchased for 2

Belfast is again one of the venues for the Sainbury's Sport Relief 2008 Challenge.

Following previous success, the 2008 Mile will take place on Sunday 16 March around Custom House Square where milers can limber up and enjoy the atmosphere.

Belfast entrants can choose to do a one, three or six miles trot around a city centre course.

It is up to the individual to select the distance that is a challenge for which they will hopefully be sponsored.

Sport Relief 2008, officially launched by the Spice Girls, is all about challenging yourself, friends, family and colleagues to do something sporty to raise cash.

Among those signed up for the Northern Ireland event are One Show presenter Christine Bleakley and Radio Ulster and Five Live host Stephen Nolan.

Boxer Brian Magee, members of the Linfield football team and BBC personalities Jackie Fullerton, Gavin Andrews, Michael McNamee and Thomas Kane have also been signed up.

Leading figures from the world of Ulster Rugby and gaelic games are set to join the race and Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington may also be persuaded to take part.

Zoe Salmon
Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton
Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry
Edinburgh, Gateshead, Glasgow
Hull, Ipswich, Leeds
Liverpool, London, Manchester
Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes
Norwich, Nottingham
Plymouth, Sheffield
Southampton, Swansea

With 23 flagship Sport Relief Miles and hundreds of smaller local events planned in every area of the UK there is no excuse for not getting involved.

It costs 5 for adults and 2 for children (under 16) to enter, or 12 for family entry (2 adults, 2 children). Entry fees cover costs only and do not include a donation to Sport Relief.

We ask that everyone that takes part gets sponsored and raises money.

Comic Relief then spends the money you raise to help vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both at home in the UK and in the world's poorest countries.

The Sport Relief weekend will kick off on Friday 14 March with a star-studded night of TV entertainment, that will feature Sport Relief versions of The Apprentice and Strictly Come Dancing.

The campaign promises to be even better than last time around when Walliams swam the channel in record-breaking time and more than 400,000 people did a mile for Sport Relief.

So, be a part of it all and sign up for the Sport Relief Mile now. And remember, that by doing sport, having fun and raising money, everyone can do good and feel good.


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