Santa and Rudolph are going head to head this year for the Brighter Futures annual fun run.

Great Western Hospital and Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club are combining their Santa and reindeer run's for the Air Ambulance charity.

The Launch event kicked off yesterday at Lydiard Park so everyone could pick which team they'll be running for.

Michelle Leighton, community and events fundraising manager, said: “This is a great opportunity to support the health authority throughout Wiltshire via Great Western Hospital and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Together we want to have the biggest Christmas themed running event in Swindon and hope to attract at least one thousand participants.

Patrick O’Farrell, president of Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club, said: “Building on the support the Rotary community gave to Brighter Futures’ Radiotherapy Appeal, we are very excited to once again join forces, this time to launch together a festive themed run.”