And they’re off! – Santa Skivvies Run
Over 400 scantily clad Santa’s participated in San Francisco AIDS Foundation‘s annual Santa Skivvies Run. In all, participants raised over $43,000 dollars to benefit the important work of the SF AIDS Foundation. Big props to runner Steven Bracco for raising the most of any participant with $4,178 in donations.
This year’s run marks the first time the event was able to close off part of Noe Street at Market for it’s first-ever Santa Skivvies Village. The Village was host to runners, friends and supporters gearing up and cuddling close for warmth in preparation for the run. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus was at the main stage providing entertainment and drag queens, Miss Gay USA, Mercedes Monroe along with local diva and host of Cocktailgate, Suppositori Spelling lead the runners on Segways around the Castro and back to the Lookout for the official after party.
Check out our photos from the event below or visit our Santa Skivvies Run album on Facebook and tag your friends. All images courtesy of Biscuit contributors Waiyde Palmer and Roy McKenzie.
Santa’s and SF Gay Men’s Chorus line up. `
Part of QBAR’s team, Sharla-Elyn Robinson!.
Hey gurl hey I’m on a Segway!!
Even the XMas trees are running.
Singing and dancing with holiday joy
Santa Bears in union suits.
Our reigning Miss Gay USA
Sexy Santa Dude showing off his candy cane.
And they’re off!! Photo: Waiyde Palmer
Michael Templeton & Michelle Tea showing off Santa’s stilt skillz.
Suppositori Spaz Spelling instructing the crowd in runner manners and offering last minute fashion tips.
Santa beauties sporting bounce shoes.
Santa team huddled together for warmth and laughs
Back door hello on a Union suit clad Santa
QBAR Manager, Cip Cipriano & pal, mug for the camera
Santas working the ball, kick, change move first associated with the Rockettes
Pack of Sister Santas getting ready to go
Another pair of beautiful women doing their part to fight AIDS
Daddy Santa and his boy Elf aka Braden Pelis & Brad Dawson. Photo: Waiyde Palmer
Ms Claus looking over the crowd
Frosty the Snowman & pal checking in with run officials
‘Rudolph & Friends’
One of the many hot Santa’s who came bearing hot packages.
Michelle Tea & Michael Templeton, Ta-Da! We’re tall!
Local ubiquitous denizen of SF nightlife, Jason El Diablo, doing his bit to raise money to fight AIDS
The first ever Santa’s Skivvie Village at the corner of Market St & Noe