10,000 runners dress as Santa Claus for Santa Run

Krista Hostetler

10,000 runners dress as Santa Claus for Santa Run

CREATED Dec. 1, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Santa Claus is not only coming to town, he's running around it.

More than 10,000 runners, dressed as Santa Claus, took part in the annual Santa Run at Town Square.

It's part of a fundraiser for Opportunity Village.

Numerous local celebrities made appearances at the run Saturday, to support the cause.

Following the races, an awards ceremony recognized the largest team, winners of the 5K and the best dressed Santa.

Las Vegas will continue to hold the record for Santas.

According to Opportunity Village, 9,712 Santas showed up for the "World Santa Challenge" Saturday morning. That's nearly 2,000 more than last year.

The challenge was part of the Santa Run.

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