Rip open the advent calendar, switch on the fairy lights and keep an eye out for that Coca-Cola truck because Christmas is officially in town. Well, almost. As December 1 makes its stealthy approach (where has this year gone?) London is gearing up for the festive rush, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to take part in the Great Christmas Pudding Race 2012? The 32nd annual race is coming to Covent Garden giving all you fun-loving, festive types the chance to get dressed up and run around a foamy assault course all while raising money and awareness for Cancer Research. Fancy taking the plunge down an inflatable slalom? All you have to do is grab five friends and register your team online before turning up in your fanciest of fancy dress this Saturday at 11am. It’s £25 per person to take part, but if you’re not the assault course type, it’s free to watch. Carly-Ann Clements
For more info or to register your team, see xmaspuddingrace.org.uk.