Hundreds of Santas run in Birmingham for charity

Santas warming up to run from Brindley Place Credit: James FX - Twitter

The streets turned red today in Birmingham City Centre, as hundreds of people took part in a fun run dressed as Father Christmas.

The charity race began and ended in Brindley Place, where runners started their 5km at 11am, and walkers lined up at the start line at 12pm to complete their 2km stroll.

The charity event was organised by Acorns Children's Hospice Trust, who are raising money this Christmas for local children with life limiting or life threatening conditions.

Another event is organised for tomorrow (Sunday December 9), where the Santas will leave and return to the Walsall Arboretum.