Runners from Team CAFOD made the best of the autumnal sunshine by racing against poverty in two different October half-marathons!
Congratulations to Rachel Caterer, a CAFOD volunteer from Rickmansworth for running and completing the Bournemouth Half Marathon in early October! A veteran of numerous runs, Rachel overcame injury to again run for team CAFOD—on her birthday weekend no less! Well done Rachel! If you’re looking for a belated birthday present, why not sponsor her on her JustGiving Page?
Thanks and congratulations also go the team of runners from Our Lady of Muswell Primary School, Muswell Hill, for completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon! A team of eight teachers, including head teacher Angela McNicholas, raced through the streets of London on a scenic route past Buckingham Palace and a number of other landmarks. Well done and thank you to everyone from the school who took part!
If you’re looking for one last chance this year to go the extra mile for the world’s poorest communities, the Nativity Run may be for you! This festive and fun walk/run takes place on Saturday, 14 December, and follows a five kilometre route around Clapham Common. As a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit, participants are encourage to wear fancy dress, with prizes being awarded for the best costume, and are welcome to share in some warm mince pies after the race is done. New for this year’s run: a 10k route is available for anyone wanting a greater challenge, and also a Nativity Toddle—a fun special race exclusively for those aged 12 and under.
Adult registration is £10, with teens £5 and children under 12 completely free, so why not bring the whole family for a fun and festive day out that truly makes a difference for the world’s poorest communities. For more information or to register, visit cafod.org.uk/nativityrun.
If you’d like to start 2014 with an even greater challenge, why not join Team CAFOD for the London Marathon! Anyone who is lucky to have their own place in the marathon is welcome to join Team CAFOD, and if you haven’t, there are still some limited charity places available! For more information, visit cafod.org.uk/londonmarathon or email firstname.lastname@example.org.