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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The SSRun (formerly the Santa Speedo Run)

I have to thank Mary at Deep South Dish for this post.   She forwarded the link to me, since she knows how I like Santa and men in speedos!


This past weekend, it was time for the 11th annual  SSRun for Charity in Boston.  A group found by Jon Ianelli, when he and his friends first decided to go running down the street in speedos eleven years ago, has grown and been raising money for Boston area charities every year since.

 Originally called the Santa Speedo Run, the name was changed to the SSRun for legal reasons.  The popularity of the event has grown from year to year, and women in swimsuits now participate as well.  Mandatory attire is a speedo-like swimsuit (preferably in holiday colors!), a Santa hat, and a pair of sneakers.
Five hundred runners participated, and over the past 10 years, the group has raised over $640,000 for Boston charities the directly or indirectly benefit children.

 Participants pay a $30 registration fee, and must raise at least $300 in pledges.

Obviously these are a group of people with big hearts and hearty constitutions!  They know how to have fun and raise money for a good cause.   If you are interested in making a donation, visiti their website by clicking on the link.

For more great photos of this 2010 event click on this Boston.com link

Below is a Fox news video interview with Jon Ianelli about this years race.





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24 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I saw this today and thought it was the perfect post for you! And I must say, all those people have amazing bodies.

Cherie said...

If I were to register for this race, people would donate to let me participate fully clothed!

Brian Miller said...

i now have a new goal in life...

Joanie M said...

That's great! I saw a few Philly boys in the running crowd!

DJan said...

Although it looks a bit chilly, it is fun to see so many people having fun for charity!

jules said...

OMG, look at all those hot runners! What a great cause though!

Michelle Saunderson said...

So I am guessing the tanning beds have been busy prior to this event.

natalee said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Brrrrrr.....but good for them!

Boom Boom Larew said...

Yet another race in which I shall never run! Kudos to those who do!

Pearl said...

And I thought Minnesotans were nuts! Come January, a group jumps in Lake Superior -- too cold to swim in even in August...

I love this. I never want to join in, but I love this.

Pearl

Jen said...

BBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! What a great cause. I applaud all the men and women that participated

Anonymous said...

Hi Eva; The fourth photo down? Be still my heart. They're NUTS..but wowza! Couldn't make the word ID work so I'm in as anonymous but hello from: Camille

Unknown Mami said...

I think this is just joyful! How could you not smile at that?

Kathy said...

All I can say is WOW!

Canadian Blend said...

You couldn't pay me to run in a Speedo. Even in my youth.

Way back, say about 1987, I ran in The Boston Milk Run. It was very well organized and just an incredible good time.

I finished about 30 seconds ahead of Boston's Mayor... which would have been far more impressive had he been an olympic athlete instead of an old guy (like I am now).

Eva Gallant said...

Cherie: That's the way I feel!

Jules: It's amazing they all look great, but I guess you don't participate if you don't look great in a skimpy swimsuit.

Michelle: Maybe everyone got their color from the cold! lol

Jen: Me, too. It's amazing how much money they raise!

Camille: I agree....yummy!

Kathy: It does leave one speechless.

Canadian: I think it's awesome that you took part!

tsonodablog said...

That Santa Run looks a lot more "entertaining" than the one we have in Vegas. I think we should adopt the Speedo strategy here. After all, it's not very cold. LOL

Love it!
Terri

Claudia said...

people with big hearts and hearty constitutions.. i agree...looks funny though...

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

This is very cool!

The Retired One said...

Gotta love Xmas joggers who run with wrapped "packages"....hahaaa

Queen-Size funny bone said...

such a variety...

Sofia's Ideas said...

LMAO! I've never heard about this before but I love it! What a UNIQUE take on running for a cause! But men in speedos? Really? LOL! ;)

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: It's the cold that makes it unique!

Sofia: It does bring out the dollars!