Thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus took part in the English city of Liverpool's annual "Santa Dash" on December 3, setting a new world record in the process, organisers of the event said.
Runners take part in the annual Santa Dash in the center of Liverpool.
To raise money for local charities, about 5,000 people dressed up in red suits, white beards and black boots and ran for five kilometres (3.1 miles) through the streets.
The feat dwarfed last year's event which saw the northwestern city earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the most Santas in one place at one time with 3,921.
Though more than 5,000 people filled in applications to enter the 2006 event, the exact number of runners along with the total amount raised was not to be confirmed.
The event's website acknowledges that it will facesstiff competitionfor the world record from an event in Las Vegas later this month.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Santas also dressed up to take part in similar charity runs in two Welsh cities, Newtown and Oswestry, attracting a total of just under 2,000 runners.