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Can you Beat Beethoven?

Whether you’re a budding jogger or a half marathon challenger, join us for a race like no other this Sport Relief and help raise life-changing amounts of money to support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world.

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On Friday 13 March as part of Sport Relief, the BBC Philharmonic orchestra will play Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony live at MediaCityUK in Manchester. Kicking off at 4:15pm, you could join hundreds of other people challenging themselves to run 5K and "beat" the music, which lasts between 30 and 35 minutes.

So, what are you waiting for? Help us take on poverty and injustice, get your kit on and join us for what promises to be a fantastic day. It’s Game On.


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Beat Beethoven your way

Run 5K on a treadmill, on a track or around your local park. Grab a pair of headphones and Beat Beethoven however and whenever you like for free with BBC Radio 3. And don't forget to set up your JustGiving page - it's the quickest and easiest way to fundraise and collect donations.

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No need to spend your time running around to collect donations. By setting up a JustGiving page, your supporters can pay online whilst you focus on pre-race prep.

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