In St. Petersburg will host the race of Santa clauses

© RIA Novosti / Oleg Smysloviye in fotobanka frost. Archival photoIn St. Petersburg will host the race of Santa clauses© RIA Novosti / Oleg Smysloviye the image Bank

Race of Santa clauses, where each participant will be given a costume that includes the hat and the beard, will be held on Saturday evening at the Palace square in St. Petersburg.

«The race will be held on December 23, Saturday. The start and finish line – the arch of the General staff. The distance of the main race – 2500 meters. The program even includes a «Baby start» (distance – 1000 meters)» — the organizers.

To participate in the race need to register. The maximum registration fee will be charged on the day of the competition and makes 2 thousand roubles for adults and 1 thousand rubles for children. Limit the number of participants of the «baby start» — 500 persons, of the race of «Santa clauses» — 4 thousand people.

«The package of services rendered to the participant included… suit «Santa Claus» (hood, jacket, pants, beard, belt), a commemorative finisher’s medal «snowflake-2017″ (only for participants who have overcome all of the selected distance)» — noted on the website, where check.

As reported in the group’s activities in the social network «Vkontakte», to participate in the race «Santa Claus» already registered citizens of Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Turkey and Austria as well as Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Russian cities are represented by residents of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Ivanovo, Cheboksary, Samara, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Murmansk, Pskov.

According to the city Committee for transport infrastructure development, in connection with the race of Santa clauses on Saturday from 17.30 to 20.30 MSK will be stopped traffic on Millionnaya street from the Palace square to Marble lane, the Pharmaceutical lane, and also along the embankment of the Moika river from the pharmaceutical lane to Palace square and Singing the passage.

The race starts at about 18.10-18.20 GMT and the kids will start an hour earlier.