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Mar 17

Where’s Wally? Fun Run

March 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Where's Wally Fun Run Events 2019 - Race Connections

Fun Run Event 2019

Join us for our seventh annual Where’s Wally? fun run on 17 March 2019, kindly sponsored by Clarks.

Dress up as Wally and choose between a 5k or 10k route to help us give disadvantaged children a route out of poverty. There will also be a 1k race for under 12s to enjoy!

On the day there will be:
Chipped timing
Live race results
Food and refreshment stalls
Live music
Kids rides
Face paining
Free fun races for kids
And much more

Our Where’s Wally? fun run is always a great day for both runners and supporters! You can register here, or get in touch if you have any questions.

Date: 17 March 2019

Location: Clapham Common, London

Registration fee

Adult with costume £27
Adult without costume £25
Child (12 and under) with costume £14
Child (12 and under) without costume £12
Family (one adult, three children or two adults and two children) with costumes £60
Family (one adult, three children or two adults and two children) without costume £50

Minimum sponsorship

Your registration fee covers the cost of organising the event, but we rely on our runners raising sponsorship to help us continue our vital work. There is no minimum sponsorship but we ask that all our Wallys raise as much as possible!

Our suggested targets are:
Under 12s £25
Adults £100
Families £150

The easiest way to start raising money is to set up a page on JustGiving. Feel free to get in touch if you would like ideas, hints and tips to smash your target!

Runner’s Zone

You can wear your costume over your usual running gear and it will consist of a Wally hat, t-shirt and glasses. You will have the option to pick up your costume from a Realbuzz store in London, or we can post it to you before the race (there will be a small charge for this.)

On the day
The run will take place at the junction of The Avenue (the South Circular) and Windmill Drive in Clapham Common. It is easy to get to on foot from Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Road stations, and Clapham South and Clapham Common underground stations.

Please avoid driving as there is very limited parking. You can use CityMapper to help plan your journey.

The approximate timings on the day will be

8.45am: Registration opens
9.25am: 1k kids warm-up
9.30am: 1k kids race
9.50am: 5k and 10k warm-up
10.00am: 5k and 10k races starts

There will be live music, kids’ games and rides, and food and drink stalls available all day to keep supporters and runners entertained and well fed!

The races


A multi-terrain 1k loop. Parents are able to run with their kids free of charge.


A mostly flat, multi-terrain 5k loop (run twice for those taking part in the 10k). It is clearly signposted so please try to stay on the course. There will be plenty of marshals to help you.

During the race

You will be given a timing chip when you check in on the day. This will register your start time as soon as you cross the start mat.

After the race

Your timing chip will register when you cross the finish line and all the results will be displayed on the day. We will also email it to you after the race. We will be there to congratulate you as you finish with a medal and goody bag, and you can return your timing chip (please try to remember to do this, there will be a £5 charge if you don’t return it!)


Filming and photography

We will be filming and taking photos during the event. If you don’t want to be featured, please let a member of National Literacy Trust staff know.

How to I change my entry?

It is no problem if you need to change your entry, please just send us an email, or give us a call on 02078 206 279.

Can people sign up on the day?

Yes, your friends and family will be able to sign up on the day. This will be subject to availability and there will be a higher registration fee.

How do I cancel my entry?

Unfortunately, registration for this event is non-refundable. However, if you are no longer able to take part but a friend or family member is able to run instead we would be happy to transfer your place. Please send us an email or give us a call on 02078 206 279. It is not possible to refund any online sponsorship.

What are the age limits for each race?

The 1k race is for ages 12 and under, but parents are able to run with their children free of charge.

The 5k and 10k races are for ages 8 and over, but we are able to make exceptions so please do get in touch if you would like to discuss it.


March 17, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT
Event Category:


Clapham Common, London
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National Literacy Trust
+44 20 7587 1842
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