It’s hard to imagine a holiday event that brings more smiles to people’s faces than the Santa Skivvies Run. After only four years, it has become a San Francisco tradition that can’t be missed!
Close to 400 runners and volunteers participated in the run through the streets of the Castro on December 16 to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The weather was a little chilly for the start of the event, but the runners—from all walks of life in their boxers, brief, and bras—quickly heated things up when they hit the streets.
Participants raised more than $50,000 to support the free local services of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. That’s over $20,000 more than the previous year's run. The contributions of the runners and all their donors keep the foundation’s programs strong and reliable for the thousands of clients who walk through our doors every year.
For the first time we closed off Noe Street outside of Lookout, the run’s official host, to create the Santa Skivvies Village. Spectators came from all over San Francisco to mingle in the village, snap photos, and cheer on the runners.
We look forward to planning the next Santa Skivvies Run and building on the enormous success of this rapidly-growing event. Check out all the photos from the run, tag your friends, and join us back in the Castro next December!
Did you participate or spectate? What was your favorite memory from the run? Will you be joining us for the next Santa Skivvies Run?