David Cameron
The PM and his wife ran one mile to raise funds for Sport Relief. Reuters

David Cameron has put on his running shoes to raise money for Sport Relief.

The Prime Minister and wife Samantha Cameron took part in a one-mile charity run in Oxford, as part of The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games.

After the event, David Cameron said: "Sport Relief brings together some of the best things about Britain - we are a great sporting nation, but also one of the most generous countries when it comes to contributing to good causes.

"This is the third time I have run the Sport Relief mile and I am delighted to have taken part in such a fantastic event that is bringing people across the UK together to get active, raise money and change lives."

While the Prime Minister turned out in a tracksuit top and shorts, his wife got into the spirit of the event wearing a bright red onesie and Sport Relief headband.

Other celebrities taking part in Sports Relief events across the country included former glamour model Katie Price, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter and Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley.

Friday's live show on BBC1 featured a host of celebrities who gave their time for Sport Relief and undertook a range of fundraising challenges, from The One Show's Alex Jones, who completed a gruelling rock face climb raising over £1 million for the charity.

Samantha Cameron
Samantha Cameron entered into the spirit of the event. Reuters

Radio 2 host Jo Whiley completed a 'life-affirming' 26-hour treadmill challenge, which ended with a £260,000 boost from supporters Coldplay.

Davina McCall completed a 500-mile Sport Relief challenge, after seven days of physical endurance.

Sport Relief has raised a record-breaking £51million which will provide necessary aid to poverty stricken communities overseas and in the UK.