"Sport Relief's ambition to get the largest
number of people ever running the mile and raising money at the same time
is one I completely endorse. It's excellent to see, 50 years after I broke
the 4 minute barrier, that the mile is still an inspiring force."
Sir Roger Bannister
Sport Relief returns on Saturday 10 July 2004.
It promises to be one of the highlights of the summer with the biggest
'Mile event' in history and an evening of unmissable television on BBC
Venues up and down the country will host the Fitness First Sport Relief
Mile and some of the best known faces from the worlds of sport and entertainment
will line up alongside members of the public as the nation comes together
to be part of a very special day.
Rachel Stevens, Sir Steve Redgrave,
Jo Brand, Alec Stewart, Gordon
Ramsay, Nick Faldo, Colin Jackson
and Nicki Chapman are just some of the names who have
already signed up, with more coming on board by the day.
The Miles will be launched live on Grandstand from 12.50pm on Sport Relief
Well-known BBC presenters will be taking to the stage at every venue
to MC the afternoon's activities.
Large screens will provide a colourful backdrop showing snippets of this
year's Sport Relief campaign as well as highlights of the summer's great
Local dance groups, musicians and other great entertainment will make
Sport Relief Saturday a special day.