DOZENS of Santas in full costume are set to run through University Parks today.

The Father Christmas fitness fans are taking part in this year's Frosty 5K, raising money for Helen and Douglas House children's hospice in East Oxford.

This year's even village opens at 10am and racers can join zumba and other warm-up events.

The first runners will set off at 11am and the second wave at midday.

The event village also has a booth where visitors can get their photo taken in a snow globe, have their face (or beard) glitter painted and enjoy a luxury hot chocolate and a crepe.

Young children can enjoy a ride on a Victorian swingboat or chair-o-plane.

There will be other activities such as ice skating and vintage fairground rides, as well as food stalls.