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A Load Of Santas Just Ran Through Madrid For Charity

Around ten thousand people ran 5.5k in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel charity event.

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More than 10,000 ran through Madrid on Saturday for the annual "Carrera de Papa Noel" Santa race.

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Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.

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The 5.5k charity race, now in its fourth year, raises money for the Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis of Madrid.

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Participants run with a dog along Castellana Street on 12 December 2015.

The race broke the record for the number of competitors to take part dressed as Santa, according to Yahoo News.

Javier Barbancho / Reuters

Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.

Many children who took part in the race dressed as elves.

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Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.

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60% of participants were thought to be women, according to local news.

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A runner on Castellana Street during the fourth edition of the yearly Santa Claus 'Papa Noel' race on 12 December 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

The Papa Noel race coincides with the global "Santacon" event, where people in cities around the world, mostly in the USA, take to the streets dressed as Santa.

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Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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