Get ready: Santa Speedo Sprint

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At the start of last year's sprint.

This year's Santa Speedo Sprint is December 10 on Lark Street -- that's next Saturday. We know, we know, it's been entirely too warm recently for people to strip down to their festive swimwear/underwear and sprint down the street for charity. But the calendar does not lie. And there's still time to get your costume ready.

The Sprint is organized by the Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy. Funds raised by the event go to support the Damien Center, which helps people and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Last year's event raised $20,000.

It's a $25 donation to run the sprint -- and runners are also encouraged to get pledges from other people.

If you're not up for running, it's still worth checking out. The runners appreciate the cheering and support. And the sprint is easily one of the most fun events of the year. How often is there a crowd where everyone's laughing and smiling, all for a good cause?

Here are a bunch of photos from last year's sprint.

People will start assembling for this year's sprint around 11 am (or earlier). The sprinting is at noon 2 pm, starting at the intersection of Lark and Madison Ave.

Yep, AOA is a media sponsor of the Santa Speedo Sprint.

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