The Nappy Run


Words: Nadia Rossouw

Nappy RunTM raises awareness for South Africa’s most marginalised and vulnerable group of people and appeals for donations of packs of nappies so as to provide basic comfort to our country’s kids with disabilities, our future with abilities.

Nappy RunTM 2013 is a month-long national awareness and donation-drive campaign throughout October, culminating in an official 5km fun run event at Joburg Zoo on Sunday 3 November 2013, the day after National Children’s Day on 2 November 2013. Anyone can join – walk, run, stroll or roll. Entry is R50 and all proceeds will be used to purchase nappies in various sizes that will be distributed to care centres across the country to provide the much-needed incontinence care and comfort for children with disabilities.

For more information or to find out how to get involved in your own province, visit or or follow on Twitter @NappyRun.

When: Sunday 3 November 2013
Time: 7am registration, 9am race start
Where: Joburg Zoo
What: 5km fun run - walk, run, stroll or roll
Cost: R50 entry per person, free for kids under 3
Wear: Wear a cloth nappy in a creative way