7th Annual Santa Speedo Run – December 20th — REGISTER NOW

| November 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

speedo runThe  Seventh Annual Santa Speedo Run and Toy Drive will be held Saturday, December 20th, beginning and ending in the parking lot of The Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis. This event has become a holiday tradition in Annapolis. Last year, nice weather drew more than 400 runners who were brave enough to bare it (almost) all!

The one mile jog/fun run through downtown city dock, is the brainchild of Eddie McGowan, local Annapolitan and organizer of the Annapolis Irish Festival.  According to Eddie, “the mission of the Annapolis Santa Speedo Run is to spread holiday cheer while at the same time collecting toys and books for needy children in our community. There is such a need right here in our own backyard, this is just one way we can all help.”

Last year the event collected and distributed over 1500 toys and books. This year, toys and books will be accepted at Blackwall Hitch beginning at 11am. Registration and libations 11am.

Spectators are welcome, actually encouraged, to line the sidewalks to cheer on the festive participants, sing Christmas carols and support the cause. Strip down begins at 1pm, with the jog/stroll beginning promptly at 1:15pm.

The Speedo Run Post Party will feature live music from  Weird Science under a heated tent in the parking lot of Blackwall Hitch. This year spectators will be asked to make a $5 donation to enter the tent.

As a participant, a Speedo-like bathing suit is required (two piece bathing suit if possible but not mandatory for women). Holiday colors are preferred, and please no thongs! Santa hats, beards, stockings and other holiday panache is recommended. The number of participants is limited so be sure to register online prior to the event and bring your registration email with you. To run in the jog/stroll, the cost is $25 and includes a commemorative t-shirt!

For complete details on what you will need to participate in the Santa Speedo Run, please visit  www.SantaSpeedoRunAnnapolis.com.

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