Santas gather for annual Christmas themed run

(CNN) - Hundreds of people dressed as Saint Nick took to the streets of Liverpool on Sunday for the English city's annual Santa Dash Race.

Runners, joggers and walkers dressed in red and blue Santa outfits and gathered at Liverpool's Canada Boulevard to begin the 5k race around the city.

Local media reported that over 1,500 competitors had registered to take part in the fun run this year.

The annual run is a fun and festive way to kick-off the holidays for a good cause.