The annual Nappy run is around the corner and once again you can support children with disabilities and give them some dignity in their daily lives.


Johannesburg, South Africa – The Nappy Run campaign, started in 2011, by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), is a national awareness and nappy donation-drive campaign.

The purpose of the campaign is primarily aimed at educating the public on the violation of the rights of our country’s most marginalized and vulnerable group of people – our children with disabilities. Furthermore, Nappy Run appeals to the public for online donations which go towards the purchase of nappies – a vital incontinence-management product for children with disabilities.

The campaign is a response to the mandate of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, both of which the South African Government is a signatory to.

The Nappy Run runs from 3 October to 3 December and concludes on International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The campaign falls within South Africa’s Children’s Rights Month in October, and Disability Rights Awareness Month, which takes place every November. The campaign peaks with an official 5km fun run, walk or wheel event at Joburg Zoo on Saturday 2 November 2019, coinciding with National Children’s Day.

The annual Nappy Run 5km fun run invites you to come run, walk, wheel or stroll at the Johannesburg Zoo on National Children’s Day, 2 November 2019. The campaign is focused on raising awareness of the conditions children with disabilities live under, the challenges they face, as well as their rights which are violated on multiple levels. The campaign also serves to raise funds to buy nappies for children with disabilities – an essential health item that this already-vulnerable and marginalised group often sadly goes without.

“We invite you to please join us in reaching our 2019 goal to raise money for at least 55 000 nappies to supply to children with disabilities, around the country. The race starts at 07:30 (registration opens from 06:30), and tickets can be purchased from the Nappy Run website.”

The event is organised by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) and forms part of the NCPD’s observation of South Africa’s Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM) in November.

For more information about the Nappy Run fun run, or to make a donation, visit, or find them on Facebook –, Instagram – and Twitter – @NappyRun. Alternatively,

  • What: Nappy Run fun run
  • When: 2 November 2019 at 07:30 (registration opens at 06:30)
  • Where: Johannesburg Zoo [Jan Smuts Ave & Upper Park Dr, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2193]
  • How much: Adults – R100 | Children – R60 (tickets include zoo entry and a goodie bag)
  • Buy tickets here:

Sources: Press Release
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