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Drag queens run for Sport Relief 2012

Drag queens run for Sport Relief 2012

A group of female impersonators took to the streets of Manchester, England on 24 January to compete in a drag race in order to raise awareness of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile .

Wearing high heels and deely bobbers the racers staged their own version of the charity race on Canal Street, the centre of the Manchester Gay Village.

Belinda Scandals, one of the queens running in the race said: ‘I’m not in the habit of running in my heels but I thought I’d make an exception for Sport Relief and add a bit of sparkle to the campaign!’

‘Me and the girls have had loads of fun today and we can’t wait to get our lycra on for the big run in March!”

Drag queen Miss Sugar took home first place in the Canal Street race, but will have stiff competition in the official Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on 25 March from an estimated million racers expected to take part.

Sport Relief is the sister project of Comic Relief, a British charity founded by comedians Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry in 1985. The charity aims to unite the sporting community in order to raise funds to change the lives of poor and disadvantaged people living in the UK and abroad

To find out how to take part visit the Sport Relief website.