The Great Christmas Pudding Race in Covent Garden, London

December 6, 2008
11:30 am

The annual Great Christmas Pudding Race in Covent Garden Market, London.  A relay race in which participants have to navigate an obstacle course at speed while carrying a Christmas pudding on a tray.  The event raises money for Cancer Research UK and entrants can take part individually or submit themselves as a team of six.  In the past, celebrities including Bill Oddie, Timothy Spall and the cast of Eastenders have taken part in the contest.  The Guardian describes the event as “seasonal silliness” and lists it as one of its festive activity suggestions.