The Santa Speedo Run took place again over the weekend in chilly Boston, Mass. Each runner raised over $250 for this year's charity, Cradles to Crayons, before being allowed to leave their clothes behind and run through the Boston commons. Over the past eight years, the Santa Speedo Run has raised nearly a quarter million dollars for various charities.
I still contend that Seattle needs a similar event. Check out our previous years' coverage of the Santa Speedo Run on Hunk du Jour!
Update: Removed one slideshow at request of a single participant in a group photo.
[ Santa Speedo Run - Official Site ]
Courtesy Patrick Lentz for Hunk du Jour
I'm really wishing that someone would start up a Santa Speedo Run branch in Seattle -- I'd totally be down for helping out with it/co-sponsoring. The event photos from Boston each year are a highlight of the holiday season -- and if the race is fun, the after party looks even more fun!
Each year brave souls face the winter cold in nothing but a red or green speedo and run through the streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This year's event benefited the Women's Lunch Place, a daytime community in Boston for poor and homeless women and their children.
(Big thanks to Patrick Lentz for the fantastic photos -- he's my friend on Flickr and shares some pretty awesome work on a regular basis. So check out his photostream and buy his first book!)