Santa Speedo Sprint 2012 coming up

Ready, set, strip (and then run): the annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Lark Street is coming up December 8. That means you still have a few weeks to gather sponsor pledges, plan your outfit, and steel yourself against the cold.

The sprint is one of our favorite events of the year. It's turned into a fun afternoon -- a big crowd, lots of smiles. And the Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy raises a bunch of money for the Albany Damien Center and the AIDS/HIV programs at Albany Medical Center. ASAP is aiming to raise $25,000 this year.

As the event's website notes: "It turns out running through the streets in your underwear is a surprisingly socially acceptable activity."

Registration on sprint day starts at 11 am. The sprint down and back Lark Street is at 2 pm.

Earlier on AOA: Santa Speedo Sprint 2011 photos

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

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