Christmas came early in Athens this year.
Dozens of people put on their Santa Claus costumes and ran through the streets of Athens for the second annual Santa Run.
The 2.5 kilometre race in the Greek capital’s centre is for a good cause, as all the proceeds from the event will be given to the ELIZA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
The race is organized by Holmes Palace in cooperation with the Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA).
‘We are especially happy that we have been given the opportunity to participate in a competition and support an event that fulfills all the prerequisites to become an established institution, of the measure and prestige that Athens should have,” OPANDA President Christos Tentomas is quoted as saying by spetsesmarathon.com.