WHAT: Santa Skivvies Run
WHEN: Sunday, December 15, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Begins and ends at Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco
San Francisco’s favorite holiday romp returns to the streets of the Castro neighborhood on Sunday, December 15. Men and women from all walks of life will strip down to their underwear, and even don holiday-themed costumes, to raise funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the fifth annual Santa Skivvies Run. The event supports the foundation’s free, local HIV prevention and care services that benefit thousands of clients annually, especially in hard-hit neighborhoods like the Castro.
“It’s hard to think of an event that brings more smiles to people’s faces than Santa Skivvies Run,” said Neil Giuliano, foundation CEO. “Each year this event grows tremendously, both in fundraising and popularity, and it’s a testament to the dedication of our loyal supporters—they will run around in underwear and costumes to make sure our programs remain free and accessible for all of our clients. This truly is the can’t-miss event of the holiday season.”
This year’s run is expected to raise more than $50,000, which would break last year’s fundraising record. The run begins and ends at Lookout, the official host of Santa Skivvies Run. The route winds its way through the Castro, with drag queens leading the way on Segway scooters. Participants can enjoy the Santa Skivvies Village outside Lookout on Noe Street between Market and Beaver Streets.
Registration is $35, and all runners receive a Santa hat as a registration gift. Participants can register the day of the event, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lookout. Onlookers are welcome and encouraged to make a contribution to San Francisco AIDS Foundation at the event.
To register or learn about volunteering opportunities, visit www.santaskivviesrun.org.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit sfaf.org.