Huge Thanks to our Nativity Fun Runners

Dressed as shepherds, Didcot father-and-son running partners, Rick and Ben Oldham, took part in our nativity run in December.

The pair, who both ran the 5k route of the course, were joined by around 300 other CAFOD supporters.

The 10k run, which took place on Clapham Common for the second time at the end of last year, helped raise awareness and funds for our work to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.

The event was somewhat of a family occasion for the Oldham’s with Ben’s baby daughter dressing up as a star and taking part in the first ever Nativity Toddle. At just 400m, the Nativity Toddle is an opportunity for the whole family to take part.

Ben told us: “The Nativity Fun run is always a lovely family event and it’s great that we remember the true meaning of Christmas at this time of year. I’ll definitely be back again next year, I’m sure [my daughter] will want to come back and do the toddle again!”

Rick, 58, said: “We wanted to raise money for the Philippines and this is a lot easier than the Great North Run.”

Last year, Ben and Rick also ran the Great North Run, the annual half marathon which takes place each September in Newcastle. We wrote about their experience on the blog and you can read it here.

It was great to see so many people taking part this year and doing something fun and festive to show their support for our work. The Nativity Fun Run helped us raise almost £5000! Well done for taking part Rick and Ben! We can’t wait to hear about what you do next.

For more on the CAFOD Nativity Fun Run and for details of how to take part in the next one click here. If you can’t wait until the next Nativity Fun Run and want to run with us sooner, check out how you can join Team CAFOD at running events throughout the year here.

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