London Great Christmas Pudding Race

Where: London at West Piazza, Covent Garden
When: 1st Saturday in December
Time: 11am


Pudding Race 2013

Competitors wearing comic fancy-dress outfits race in relay teams of six over a complex obstacle course at  the West Piazza,Covent Garden, carrying Christmas Puddings on trays. Expect water jets, foam, flour-filled balloons and other hazards as they hurtle around the course. It’a a charity fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research UK and usually takes place the first Saturday in December; it’s been well established over more than thirty years and now there are similar events following the same format at other locations. There are a couple of knock-out heats with entertainments between whilst the course is set up, then the winners of the heats compete in the final followed by prize giving.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Saturday December 1st .

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