When it comes to the once-a-year visitor with the red hat and the bag of gifts, the Swiss have various names: Père Noël in the French speaking part, Samichlaus in the German speaking part, and Babbo Natale in Ticino.
And for all the English speakers out there: Santa Claus. The city of Bern is jumping on the internationally recognized name as they launch the Santarun.
While beating your own running record may be the reason to attend one of Switzerland's runs throughout the year, the Santarun in December is all about fun. Beginning on the Bundesplatz in front of the parliament building, the 2.6 km track crosses the historic old town where runners will be treated with mulled wine. (You will be completing this track twice for a total of 5.2 km.)
At the registration desk on site, you will be able to pick one of these Santa outfits when you sign up.
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