Liverpool's festive fun run aims to take Santa title

Liverpool Santa Dash
Image caption Last year 8,500 people took part in Liverpool's festive 5km fun fun

Thousands of people dressed as Father Christmas have joined Liverpool's annual charity Santa Dash in a bid to claim a world record.

Organisers hope to take the World Santa Challenge title from current holder Las Vegas with more than 10,000 participants.

A Santa flew into the city from Las Vegas and paraded through the centre on Saturday to launch the challenge.

The run began with a choral rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

Last year 8,500 people took part in the festive 5km fun run.

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