IN PICTURES: Strathcarron Santa dash 2015

Over 150 brave souls in soggy Santa suits ignore the wind and rain – and a pair of lost red trousers – to take part in Strathcarron Hospice’s annual Santa Dash.

The popular 5k event, which took place on Saturday at Falkirk’s Callendar Park, featured Santas of all ages, sizes and disguises doing a complete circuit of the local park.

Sponsorship money is still coming in so there is no final total for the event yet, but the massive turnout should see the hospice getting a pretty penny to carry on its vital work.

The weather was a real concern for organisers, but they were delighted to see a sea of red and white gather in the park before the event kicked off at 11am.

According to Strathcarron one runner known only as Derek, who had not taken the large waist measurements of regular Santa trousers into account, lost his red breeks on two separate occasions but still managed to finish the course.

The hospice thanked Derek and all the runners for taking part and raising the money they did and Falkirk Park Run for providing excellent race marshalling on the day.