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International development charity CAFOD is putting on a nativity fun run for the first time since the pandemic. 

The festive run will take place in Clapham Common at 11am (registration from 10am) on 10 December 2022.

Open to all ages, the activity is so much more than just a run. Those taking part are encouraged to dress up in Christmas themed outfits to help raise funds to support CAFOD’s work around the world.

Participants of all ages can run, walk, roll or stroll round the action-filled course.

Activity stations spaced across the 5k course include a choir belting out all the festive hits and hymns, a sweet jar guessing game and nativity craft.

Those who need a bit of energy as they make their way around the course will be able to get festive drinks and mince pies.

Event organiser Neil Roper, CAFOD’s from CAFOD’s fundraising said:

“We are so happy to bring this popular festive fun run back. It’s a fantastic way for all the family to take part in a Christmas activity while raising funds for those in need.

“I can’t wait to see the creative fancy dress our amazing runners have put together.”

The event is open to anyone, with entry costing £10 adults, £5 for children and £20 for a family.

To register, simply head to and sign up.

If you don’t fancy taking part in the run, you can still head to the activity stations and enjoy the various festivities taking place.

The route will be a 2.5km loop around the common, and will feature various activity stations along the way which you can stop at and enjoy or simply run past if you want to go for a personal best.

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