News of the cancelled 2015 Corrida de Noel in Issy-les-Moulineaux didn’t deter members of the Expatriés Triathlon club from creating their own festive fun run. Fourteen members dressed up in their Santa costumes and ran a 10km distance along the Seine from the Eiffel Tow­er to “The Frog” at Bercy Village where they celebrated with a Christmas Brunch.

This is the latest in a series of events Expatriés Tri­athlon have organised. In November 2015 they arranged a Kilt and Drink Run to celebrate Saint Andrew’s day. The 5km run used Scottish pubs as checkpoints, including the “Auld Alliance” in the 4th arrondisse­ment, “The Thistle” in the 2nd and at the finishing line “The Highlander” Pub in the 6th. The Christmas run was a fundraiser as Vice-President Kathryn will be heading off to Madagascar for 10 weeks to volunteer with the charity organisation, Azafady in early 2016.

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