Santa Skivvies Run: Hundreds to Drop Trou in Support of HIV Services

SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2017—The holiday event of the season returns December 10 as hundreds "drop trou, raise funds, and fight AIDS" in the annual Santa Skivvies Run.

Celebrating its ninth year, Santa Skivvies Run brings hundreds to the Castro to don festive costumes or strip down to their underwear for a one-mile fun run. The event is organized by and raises funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation. San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides HIV prevention and care services to more than 16,000 San Francisco residents per year.

The run begins and ends outside Lookout, the official event sponsor, at the corner of 16th Street and Noe Street. Event organizers will construct "Santa's Village" on Noe Street between Market Street and Beaver Street. Noe Street will be closed to traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

After the run, San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Joe Hollendoner will deliver brief remarks, top fundraisers will be recognized, followed by performances, and the Santa's Walk-Off competition. In the event of rain, the brief stage program will be held inside Lookout, 3600 16th Street.

Santa Skivvies Run is supported by event sponsor Lookout, plus Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Young's Market Company, Hendricks Gin, Tequila Milagro, Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and GlamCocks.

  • WHAT: Santa Skivvies Run
    Hundreds create festive tableau throughout the Castro for one-mile run fundraiser
  • WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2017
    Santa's Village opens at 9:30 a.m.
    Run begins at 11:00 a.m.
    Noe Street reopens to traffic at 3:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Noe Street at 16th Street & Market Street
    3600 16th Street, San Francisco

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