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6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus run in Spain
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Revelers dressed as Santa Claus run during a "mini-marathon" in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Revelers dressed as Santa Claus run during a "mini-marathon" in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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MADRID: Around 6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus and his elves have run a "mini-marathon" through the streets of Madrid to promote festive cheer as the country tries to emerge from a two-year recession.

While grown-ups dressed in red costumes with wispy white beards, children donned green elf outfits to run the 5.5 kilometer (3.4 miles) course through the city center.

The race was organized Saturday by one of Spain's leading department stores and it contributed 1 euro ($1.34) for each entrant to a charity that buys Christmas presents for deprived children around the world.

Javier Menendez, one of the runners, said he was surprised at the number of people who have donned the robes for the run.

 
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