About 3,000 folks entered this yr’s London Santa Run to boost cash for varied charities on Sunday morning.
The annual occasion, which is now in its 10th yr, inspired folks to swap their standard operating gear for a crimson coat, jaunty bobble hat, and white beard, earlier than taking part in both a 5k or 10okay course across the east London park.
After finishing the route, drained runners had been handled to free mince pies and an official memento medal for his or her efforts.
Organisers Skyline Events stated they hope to boost between £500,000 and £1 million for about 65 charities represented on the day.
Save the Children was the 2019 headline charity, however individuals may select to help quite a lot of different organisations.
Siobhan Dillon, spokesperson for Skyline Events, stated: “Seeing 3,000 Santas in Victoria Park is a reasonably mad sight. It’s the most important one but, which is fairly unimaginable.
“Before everybody set off, we had a few elves on stage serving to with the warm-up, after which on the finish we had Christmas carols taking part in and mince pies for everybody.
“It was really good fun and it gets everyone into the Christmas spirit.”
The run coincided with one other annual Santa sprint held up in Glasgow, Scotland, which noticed greater than 7,000 folks take part.