THIS year's Snowdonia Santa Dash has been cancelled due to not enough people signing up to take part.

The Wales Air Ambulance charity had called on runners in fancy dress to join in with the annual event, set to be held on Saturday December 1.

The five mile run was to be held at the Llanberis Slate Museum.

Marketing and communications manager Laura Francis for the Wales Air Ambulance charity said: "Unfortunately, we have received news today (Thursday) that the Snowdon Santa Dash has had to be cancelled.

"This was an event organised by a member of the public.

They have informed us that the event has been cancelled due to minimum participant numbers not being reached."