Get Out, Get Active and Raise Money for Sports Relief 2018

Getting involved in Sports Relief is easy! Join in and you can help raise money for many good causes. Funds raised go towards fighting malaria in Africa, helping people in the UK living with mental health problems, and supporting children all over the world.

Sports Relief runs from 17th March to the 23rd March and this year, they’ve set a rather unique challenge. Can the UK walk a billion steps every day? Want to add your steps to the total and do your bit for Sports Relief? Just download the app and get started!

It’s a really great app with lots of extra features as well as counting your steps and adding them to the grand total. You can set up a league with friends or work mates, this is a great way to push yourself to make those extra steps each day. Set up a Sport Relief Giving Page and raise money for these great causes. There are celebrity challenges to take part in, and you can also set your own. The app works with most fitness trackers, so it will link up with your Fitbit etc, and it is also suitable for wheelchair users.

Celebs are facing their own challenges

Loads of famous celebrities are getting involved with Sports Relief this year. Radio 1 DJ Greg James is certainly no stranger to Sports Relief and this year he’s doing a ‘Gregathon’! His challenge this year is Pedal to the Peaks. He’ll be cycling for five days and taking in three of the highest mountains in the UK.  Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and finally Ben Nevis! That’s pretty impressive!

But equally impressive is the TRY-athlon that Scottish comedian and radio presenter Des Clarke will be undertaking. Why a TRY-athlon? Well, Des has never tried to learn to swim, drive or ride a bike. So his challenge is going to include a 200m swim in Loch Ness, a tandem cycle ride around Glasgow with Chris Hoy and a day as a taxi driver in Edinburgh! His journey will be filmed for a documentary, it sounds like great viewing!

Good luck with whatever you’re doing for Sports Relief

Whether you’re joining in with the Billion Step challenge, or you’ve got your own challenge to complete, we wish you all the very best of luck. We hope you raise lots of cash for the good causes and also have a lot of fun doing it!