The Santa Speedo Sprint

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Updated Monday morning with video!

Today's Santa Speedo Sprint kicked off a few minutes sooner than expected. But hey, if you were waiting to race in only running shoes and a little red Speedo, and it was only 22 degrees, you'd be anxious to get things over with too. Yes, another Santa Speedo Sprint has come and gone, but AOA managed to capture a few of the fond--and somewhat disturbing--memories.

About 150 scantily clad "elves" showed up to race in the Damien Center's annual fundraiser. Here's what it looked like:

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Is that you Santa Claus?

Even Rudolph Donned a Speedo and got into the act.

And here's some video shot by Sebastien:

Santa Speedo Run - Albany, NY - 08, Dec from Sébastien B. on Vimeo.

Thanks, Sebastien!


great event, those guys from ASAP allways do a sweet job with fundraising!!!

Yes they do, this event raised over $10,000 for the Albany Damien Center! Nice work everyone!

I am 80% sure that I see my train wreck ex-boyfriend in that pool of half naked men. I'm SO NOT JOKING. And if that's the case, you can bet that he doesn't even know it's for charity. Because getting drunk, stripping and running down Lark street in his underpants seems like a perfectly normal activity for him to be seen doing. Ooh la la! Baby boy, why'd I ever let you go?

Awesome event! Thanks to ASAP for an amazing event that hopefully continues on for a long time! Also thanks to Tess for having tons of Bloody Mary mix pre-made!

More than any other holiday fundraiser, this one brings warm fuzzies to my heart. Way to go, you crazy kids!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting both the Damien Center and ASAP! This event has become a favorite and we had many people participate all three years.

We're already set for next year, and can't wait to put this on again.

Joe Esposito
Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy

This was such a blast and for a great cause, I can't wait to do it again next year. Thanks to Tess for her glorious bloody mary's!

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