Festive fancy-dressed Santas join South West fun runs
Several hundred Santas gathered in Bristol for a festive fancy dress fun run.
More than 700 people registered for the 2km (1.4 miles) Santa's on the Run event, organised by Children's Hospice South West.
A further 400 runners have taken part in similar Santa runs in Launceston, Cornwall and Taunton, Somerset.
Jen Waldron, from the charity, said this year's event had attracted a record number of participants.
"It's lovely to think that so many people will be kick-starting the festive season in style whilst also raising vital funds for CHSW's Charlton Farm hospice in Wraxall," she said.
In Bristol, the fancy dress-clad runners were led in a zumba warm-up before setting off on the short run around Bristol city centre.
The charity, which began in 1991, operates three hospices in the South West - one in North Devon, one in North Somerset and one in Cornwall.