Leicester

Santas 'on the run' for charity in Lutterworth

Santa runner
Image caption The money raised will go to local charities in Leicestershire

More than 700 people dressed as Santa Claus have run in a charity fun run in a Leicestershire village.

The second annual Lutterworth Santa Fun Run is raising money for several charities including Rainbows Hospice, Age Concern and Loros Hospice.

Organisers said they raised £15,000 from the 6km (3.7 mile) run in 2009.

Runners paid a £10 entry fee and were allowed to keep their Santa Claus outfit including a fake white beard and red hat and suit.

Organiser John Turner said: "People have enjoyed the event and it is the beginning of Christmas for us."

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