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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.

Last updated on December 12, 2015, at 11:15 a.m. ET

Posted on December 12, 2015, at 11:15 a.m. ET

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

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

Participants cross the finish line of the fourth edition of the yearly Santa Claus 'Papa Noel' race on 12 December 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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Participants cross the finish line of the fourth edition of the yearly Santa Claus 'Papa Noel' race on 12 December 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

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

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

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

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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.
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.

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Participants stretch after taking part in the fourth edition of the yearly Santa Claus 'Papa Noel' race on 12 December 2015.

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

Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

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

Santas in taking part in the Carrera de Papa Noel race.
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Santas in taking part in the Carrera de Papa Noel race.

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

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

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

Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

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

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.

Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Carrera de Papa Noel in Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2015.
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

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

Santas running along Castellana Street during the fourth edition of the yearly Santa Claus 'Papa Noel' race on 12 December 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

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

A pair of Santas relax after running the 5.5k race in Madrid.
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A pair of Santas relax after running the 5.5k race in Madrid.

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