Santa run in Riga, Paris

Santa run in Riga, Paris

About 1,000 runners dressed up as Santa gathered in Riga’s medieval Town Center on Sunday to participate in an annual race. It was about a charity event, which was organised for the ninth time and saw a record number of runners.

Organisers said they collected over 13,000 euros, all of which will go to the rehabilitation of children with movement disabilities.

Meanwhile, in Issy-les Moulineaux, near Paris, over 10,000 runners, also dressed up as Santa, embarked on a 10 km race, upholding what came to be an annual tradition, which alas got called-off last year, because of the Paris attacks.