Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 43 / 23 October 2014
 

Santa Skivvies Run to raise money for SF AIDS group

Barely clad Santas run through the Castro during the 2009 AIDS fundraising event. (Photo: Rick Gerharter)

Barely clad Santas run through the Castro during the 2009 AIDS fundraising event. (Photo: Rick Gerharter)

Men and women are set to drop their pants and don Santa hats and other holiday wear this weekend for the fourth annual Santa Skivvies Run.

The event, which starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15 at the Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco, is a benefit for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which provides testing, counseling, and other services.

“It’s hard to think of an event that brings more smiles to people’s faces than Santa Skivvies Run,” Neil Giuliano, the AIDS foundation’s CEO, said in a news release. He added that “it’s a testament to the dedication of our loyal supporters – they will run around in underwear and costumes to make sure our programs remain free and accessible for all of our clients. This truly is the can’t-miss event of the holiday season.”

 Organizers expect to raise more than $50,000 this year, which would break the record set in 2012. Drag queens on Segway scooters will lead the way as runners wind their way through the Castro before returning to  the Lookout.

Registration is $35. All runners will get a Santa hat as a registration gift. Participants can register from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lookout. Onlookers may donate to the AIDS foundation at the event.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 5, 2013 @ 4:52 pm PST
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