(news.sky.com) - The Spice Girls have taken time out from their marathon residence at London's O2 Arena to get people to jog a mile.
The quintet, in the middle of a 17-night run at the Arena, form five of the new faces behind this year's Sport Relief charity promotional.
The Girls have joined forces with stars from the world of sport and entertainment to encourage the public to raise sponsorship to help the vulnerable.
Melanie C reinforced her Sporty Spice credentials, by emphasising the personal benefits of the fun run.
"Signing up to do a mile for Sport Relief is such an easy thing to do especially after the post Christmas excesses," she said.
The other girls added: "Whether you're young or old, fit or unfit, most people can do a mile in one way or another and help poor and vulnerable people in the process."
The girl-group will be joined by another reformed act, Take That, in going the 1,609m distance on Sunday 16th March.
Twenty-three national mile events and hundreds of local runs are planned for the weekend.
Two years ago, 400,000 people covered the distance for Sport Relief.
Little Britain co-creator David Walliams went 21 miles better, swimming the English Channel to raise over ?1m for the charity.