SANTA was on the run in Holmfirth .
And it brought more than a few smiles to local residents and drivers - even if they were held up by the spectacle.
Some 250 kids from Holmfirth High School entered into the spirit of the nationwide Text Santa appeal by donning their Christmas jumpers and taking part in a madcap charity run.
The Year 8 students ran from the school, along New Mill Road into the centre of Holmfirth and back again.
Not only that but they were joined by the school brass band who entertained shoppers outside the Holmfirth Co-op store in Crown Bottom with a selection of Christmas songs and carols.
Some of the students were also inside the store, bag-packing for customers to raise cash for the appeal.
The whole school got behind the appeal with most of the students ditching their uniforms for the day and replacing them with a colourful collection of festive jumpers.
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One of the run organisers was PE teacher Ryan Blezard, who said they wanted to raise money for the appeal.
He paid tribute to 40 sports leaders from Year 10 who acted as marshalls for the runners.
Mr Blezard said: “Today has been a real whole school and community event for a fantastic cause that is the ITV Text Santa!
“Pupils, staff, parents and the local community have joined together to not only spread some festive cheer but also raise awareness and funds for those in need not just at Christmas time but in the new year ahead.
“I would like to thank the Co-Op at Holmfirth for their support of the events and everyone who came onto the streets of Holmfirth to support us.”