Sunday, 1 December 2013

Come on Santa Dasher. . .

Well, there's no better way to start the month of December then to head down to Pier Head and cheer on the annual Liverpool Santa Dash.  Every year the city competes against Las Vegas for bragging rights to the world's biggest 5km Santa Dash. (Las Vegas is holding their race next weekend).  Thousands of Santas of all ages crowded the waterfront at the starting line.  It's quite a jolly sight to behold. 

And they're off!

(in case you are wondering why there are blue Santas - Liverpool has two proud football teams, Liverpool FC (the Reds) and Everton (the Blues).  Everton fans can't stand to wear red. 

The circular route goes through the city centre and the streets are just packed with colourful runners.

These jolly drummers were on hand to cheer the participants on at the home stretch.

I'm not a runner at all, but when you are just watching from the sidewalk, you do feel a bit left out.  Maybe next year. . .
At any rate, it certainly gets you in the seasonal mood.

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