Sport Relief 2016: 20 events in the North East this weekend you can take part in

Are you supporting Sport Relief this year? Claudia Winkleman wears one of the Sport Relief t-shirts.
Are you supporting Sport Relief this year? Claudia Winkleman wears one of the Sport Relief t-shirts.

If you're looking to get active for charity and do your bit for Sport Relief, there are plenty of events to get you moving in our region.

This week, thousands of runners, swimmers and cyclists across the country will be getting ready to take part in some exercise to raise much-needed money for charity.

But if you haven't decided what to do yet, why not choose from one of these events in the local area?

Sponsored by Sainsbury's, this years Sport Relief Games are launching on Friday, with activities running until Sunday.

Take a look at our list of what's on in the North East - and let us know what you're getting up to.

SPORT RELIEF MILES

Davina McCall.

Davina McCall.

All of these events are taking place on Sunday, March 20 and have a choice of 1 mile, 3 mile or 6 mile routes. Visit the Sport Relief website here for more information, and to sign up.

Darlington Mile: South Park, Parkside, Darlington, DL1 5TG

Druridge Bay Country Park Mile: Druridge Bay Country Park, Red Row, Morpeth, NE61 5BX

Dunston Youthy Mile: Dunston Park, off Dunston Road, Dunston, NE11 9DW

Hartlepool Mile: Seaton Promenade, Seaton Promenade, The Front, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, TS25 1BS

Hexham Mile: Wentworth Leisure Centre, Wentworth Park, Hexham, NE46 3PD

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Mile: Newbiggin Promenade, Newbiggin Promenade, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DA

Peterlee Mile: East Durham College, Peterlee Campus, Willerby Grove, Peterlee, SR8 2RN

Redcar Mile: Kirkleatham Woods, Kirkleatham, Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Shildon Health Express Mile: Hackworth Park, Shildon, Shildon, DL41NN

South Tyneside Mile: The Leas, The Coast Road, South Shields, NE34 6SS

Whitley Bay NCYP Mile: Churchill Playing Fields, Hartley Avenue, North Tyneside, Whitley Bay, NE26 3NS

SPORT RELIEF SWIMATHONS

All of these events are taking place between Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20 and have a choice of 1.5k, 2.5k and 5k swims. Visit the Sport Relief website here for more information, and to sign up.

Eston Leisure Centre Swimathon: Normanby Road, Middlesbrough

Hetton Community Pool Swimathon: Bernard Park, Hetton le Hole

Peterlee Leisure Centre Swimathon: St Cuthbert's Way, Peterlee

Raich Carter Sports Centre Swimathon: Commercial Road, Sunderland

Redcar Leisure Centre Swimathon: Ridley Street, Redcar

Saltburn Leisure Centre Swimathon: Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn

Silksworth Community Pool Tennis and Wellness Centre Swimathon: Silksworth Lane, Sunderland

Sunderland Aquatic Centre Swimathon: Stadium Park, Sunderland

Washington Leisure Centre Swimathon: Washington