Hundreds of Santas run around town for charity

HUNDREDS of Santas hot-footed it around a sleepy market town yesterday of Newtown, Powys, Wales as part of an annual festive charity fund raiser.

“A team from Surrey won the best dressed Santa competition and the overall winner of the race was a man from South Wales.

“He completed the course in around 22 minutes which takes some doing when you are wearing a beard and dressed as santa.”

The once unique event was launched in 2001 and immediately attracted world-wide attention and has been copied around the world…but the original was in Newtown, Powys, Wales.