Sunday 21 October 2018

Run, Santa, run... Festive races from across the globe

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A girl dressed as a Santa Claus attends warm up training before a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
A girl dressed as a Santa Claus attends warm up training before a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus make their way to the venue for the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus and a snowman sit on chairs as they wait for the start of the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A participant dressed up as Santa Claus blows bubbles before the start of the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus run in the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A participant dressed up as Santa Claus runs on the beach during the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A participant, wearing a Santa Claus costume, takes a selfie before a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
People dressed in Santa Claus costumes participate a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Girls take part in the traditional seasonal Christmas run along the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
People wearing Santa Claus costumes take part in the 2nd Santa Claus run in Kosovo capital Pristina (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
People wearing Santa Claus costumes take part in the 2nd Santa Claus run in Kosovo capital Pristina on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
A participant dressed up as Santa gestures as he arrives at the finish line during the annual race know as "Run Santa Run" at Fundidora Park in Monterey, Mexico December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
Participants dressed in Santa Claus costumes run from the starting point during a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Participants dressed in Santa Claus costumes attend warm up training before a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Boys dressed in Santa Claus costumes arrive to participate a fun run ahead of Christmas Eve at Chaoyang park in Beijing, China December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus do a high-five as they prepare to run in the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A participant dressed up as Santa Claus takes a selfie before the start of the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus wave hands to a photographer during the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A participant holds a pet dog dressed up as Santa Claus before the start of the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participant dressed up as Santa Claus share light moment as they take their selfies photo before the start of the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus ride bicycles after the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus dance for their selfie video before they take part in the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participant dressed up as Santa Claus run in the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus and Christmas tree wait for the start of the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Participants dressed up as Santa Claus make their way to the venue for the annual charity run event known as "Tokyo Santa Run" in Chiba, Japan December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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