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Santas run for charity

Published:Sunday | December 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 38th 'Christmas Corrida Race' in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris, last Sunday. More than 3,000 runners participate in the 10 kilometres (6,25 miles) run.
People dressed as Santa Claus run in the Tokyo Santa Run at Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo, last Saturday. More than 400 people participated in the 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) run. - AP
A child wearing a Santa Claus costume kisses a medal received after completing a race dubbed 'Santa Claus Runs' in Mogosoaia, Romania, on Saturday, December 6. Adults and children took part in separate races during the event organised to raise funds for the Romanian Association of Pediatric Orthopedists and Traumatologists.

Santas around the world recently traded in their sleigh bells for track shoes for a worthy cause in what is described as the season of giving.

From 5km or 10km courses, men, women and children alike turn out each year dressed in Santa costumes to raise well-needed funds for the less fortunate.