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Runners Dressed as Santa Claus Trot through the Downtown Mall

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People came out dressed as Santa for the fun run People came out dressed as Santa for the fun run
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Charlottesville's Downtown Mall was filled with a sea of Santa Clauses on Sunday morning, and it was quite a sight to see.

Hundreds sported Santa suits and elf costumes as they hit the bricks for the fifth annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday, December 2.

The fun holiday event is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Arc of the Piedmont, an organization that supports central Virginians with disabilities.

"The one nice thing is that when you see everybody with their Santa suit on, you can't tell who anybody is so it's a really inclusive event as far as if you have a disability or you don't have a disability or if you're tall or short or male or female,” John Santoski, the executive director of Arc of the Piedmont, said.

The fun run included people of all ages, and even some furry friends as well.

The best decorated dogs and strollers took home prizes.