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Adorable elves, studly reindeer, and a bunch of frisky Santas had nearly naked fun in freezing temperatures. Read about it below.
Fabulous! Festive! FUNdraising! Speedos...in December?! Embrace the cold! On Saturday, December 8, the 8th annual Santa Speedo Run Boystown presented by Miller Lite raised money to support Center on Halsted. Over 250 participants donned their gay apparel for a one-mile run through the heart of Lakeview, clad in nothing more than Santa hats, speedos and other holiday attire! Last year's event raised over $70K for Center on Halsted and the vital services the Center provides. The event drew a crowd of thousands, as well as drawing national and international media coverage.
The event was held at Sidetrack Video Bar, 3349 N Halsted. The run was followed by merriment, entertainment, and prizes hosted by Debbie Fox. Everyone celebrated by huddling together to keep warm and lining up to get under the mistletoe.
Event Sponsors: Presenting sponsor: Miller Lite; Santa Sponsor Level: Sidetrack and Tito's Vodka; Rudolph Sponsor Level: Lyft and Men's Room
About the Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run
The eighth-annual Santa Speedo Run Boystown is organized by partners Karl Sponholtz and Jeff Colgan -- who are dedicated to helping the LGBTQ community with the support of their friends, families, and volunteers.
For more information on the event, check here.
About Center on Halsted:
Center on Halsted is the most comprehensive community center in the Midwestern United States dedicated to building and strengthening the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Impacting the lives of approximately 45,000 LGBTQ individuals a year, more than 1,400 community members of all ages walk through the doors every day to participate in the diverse public programs and social services. For more information, visit www.centeronhalsted.org or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Sidetrack, Chicago's Original Video Bar, has been welcoming the community and the world for more than 35 years with a unique video mix of pop, rock, comedy, show tunes, and retro favorites. Sidetrack is 21+ w/ valid ID. More information at SidetrackChicago.com