It’s not too late for you to take part in the Christmas event of the season!

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Taking place on Saturday 6 December in Clapham, our fancy dress, festive day out is back, and now we have mulled wine added to the line up to greet you when you cross that finish line!

Matthew Sanderson told us why he was back running for us again this year.

“Christmas comes but once a year and so does the sight of a gangly twenty-something running (or maybe walking) in search of a mince pie!

For the last two years I have taken part in CAFOD’s Nativity Run in Clapham Common; it’s been a great event full of festive cheer with scenes similar to what can only be described as an over-grown nativity play audition – shepherds swapping tea-towels, camels losing the hump – you get the picture.

It was early one Saturday morning when I was trying to fit into a reindeer onesie ahead of the Nativity Run that I thought to myself why am I bothering?

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Reindeer Matthew pictured on the left.

 

Then I realised why I was doing it; it wasn’t because of the weeks of training (the only training that I had done was twice running to catch the bus home) – no, it was because in my own small way I was running to make a difference.

As we prepare for the birth of our Lord we remember not only the Holy Family but all families who are in difficult situations and remember that we are all part of one human family. That’s why I’m running, to make a difference by helping members of our family on the other side of the world and I know the mince pies and mulled wine will taste all the sweeter when I cross the finish line on Clapham Common on Saturday December 6th for it!”

Register here today or email cafodchallenge@cafod.org.uk for more information.

We three kings of Orient are…running the Christmas Nativity run!

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It’s that time of year again, so grab your friends and family to join us to run 5k or 10k around Clapham Common dressed as a nativity character to fight poverty this Christmas. You can run it, walk it or even bring your buggy! You can even get your little ones involved in our Nativity Toddle.

This year’s run will be taking place on Saturday 14 December, 10.00am, Clapham Common.

It is £10 for adults to register, £5 for teens and free for the under 12s. 

Sign up today at  www.cafod.org.uk/NativityRun

Once you’ve signed up, you can get sponsored. Your sponsorship can provide a mum and baby with the gift of health this Christmas, for example:

£30 can pay for essential medical treatment for pregnant mothers and new-born babies in remote areas, and can also provide extra food for children at risk of becoming malnourished.
So don your best nativity themed attire and join us on the 14th – costume prizes and mince pies will be given out after the run!