Sport and charity will unite tonight as Britain dons its red socks for the start of the Sport Relief weekend.
Hundreds of thousands of active do-gooders will be walking, skipping and running across the country to complete the Sport Relief Mile and help the needy all over the world.
Sport Relief is a fundraising event that takes place every two years, which aims to use the power and passion of sport to change lives for the better.
Comic Relief spends the money raised through Sport Relief to help vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both at home in the UK and in eight of the world’s poorest countries.
The ultimate challenge is to complete the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, where hundreds of thousands of people across the country will take to the streets and go the distance. The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile now covers 1, 3 or 6 miles.
Even couch potatoes can get in on the action with the star-studded BBC coverage of tonight’s fundraising event, which aims to beat 2006’s fundraising total of £18 million.
Tonight will also see the culmination of the Sport Relief Super Cycle as football legend Alan Shearer and Adrian Chiles complete their cycling challenge from Newcastle to London live in the studio.
James Cracknell will also reveal how he coped with one of the most difficult sporting challenges ever as he took on a triathlon from England to Africa with the help of David Walliams.
For last minute details on how to get involved, or to donate to the cause, visit www.sportrelief.com