Hundreds Strip Down to Raise Funds to Fight HIV in Santa Skivvies Run

WHAT: Santa Skivvies Run
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Begins at UN Plaza; Ends at Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco
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San Francisco’s most festive holiday romp returns on Saturday, December 6, starting this year at UN Plaza and ending in the Castro. Hundreds of men and women will strip down to their underwear or don holiday-themed costumes, to raise funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the sixth 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 and the Tenderloin.

“Each year, the level of enthusiasm for Santa Skivvies Run grows. This year, we’re branching out from the Castro, and we’re excited about giving folks a brand new course.” said Neil Giuliano, foundation CEO. “Santa Skivvies Run is a fun way to give back to the community. And our runners are passionate people—they’re literally willing to run around in their underwear and raise funds for the cause.”

The route begins at UN Plaza, follows Market Street for approximately 1.6 miles, and ends at Lookout. Runners will be cheered by members of Cheer SF, AIDS/LifeCycle’s Rest Stop 4 and Team Unpopular, and select drag performers. At the finish line, participants can enjoy Santa’s Village on Noe Street between Market and Beaver Streets. Festivities include a photo opportunity with Santa, confections from Hot Cookie, a Santa-themed “Walk Off” competition, and a special performance by Stephen Brannan and Jacqui Arslan from the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon.

Santa Skivvies Run is supported by event sponsor Lookout, by finish line sponsors Hendrick’s Gin, Jack Daniels Honey,, Matagrano Inc., Milagro Tequlia, Southern Comfort, Stoli, and Young’s Market Company, and by media sponsor The Bay Area Reporter.

Registration is $50. Participants can register the day of the event, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at UN Plaza. 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

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. More information about the foundation is available at

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