We found the start line where I was astonished to see lots of other fake Santas and quite a few elves. A very nice young man gave a briefing which lasted longer than the race and then we were off. It soon became apparent that all the other Santas were really proper runners in disguise, I immediately added them to the naughty list. My own progress was hampered by the reindeer who overplayed the dog role and insisted on having a pee on every tree as well as chasing a real dog which was going in the wrong direction. My elf, being clever and cunning, watched most of the goings on from the comfort of a park bench. Eventually we finished to be greeted by the old man, fake Santa and Snow White.
The café was closed so we headed home, old man back to his live-in nurse, super hero to return the costume to his super hero chairman dad and fake Santa back to tell his Mrs that he looked better than the real thing. I had to get back quickly having received a call from Mrs Claus saying she was dropping in for a workshop inspection after picking up the turkey from Goosetry, as you would! I’ve put a shaver on Snow White's Xmas list, she sure needs it!