1 Mile Santa Speedo Run in Gulfport Helps Kids with HIV/AIDS

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

Grab your Speedo’s, running shoes  and other holiday attire and head to Gulfport on Saturday December 17, 2011 for the Santa Speedo Run.

This holiday event is a one-mile charity fun run through Historic Downtown Gulfport that benefits Brighter Seasons For Children, a program within AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. (ASAP).

This yearly run is a unique way to build awareness of the many children in our area who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Distance: 1 Mile
Registration at 3:00 p.m.
Run Starts at 4:00 p.m.

Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate in the 1 mile run.  Registration fee of $25 is required. Each registered runner will receive a Santa Speedo Run T-Shirt, Santa Hat & Finishers Medal.  Here is the link to register.

Where: The 1 mile run will start at Clymer Park 22th Avenue South and Beach Boulevard and end at O’Maddy’s for wrap up drinks and socializing.

When: The run is planned to be part of the third Saturday Art Walk, December 17th, 2011 in Gulfport. Registration, check in and clothes check will begin at 3:00pm, the run will start at 4:00pm. We will provide a bag to put your clothes in. The number on that bag will be your runner number.

Why: To participate in a fun and unique charity event aimed at raising money for AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. and the Brighter Seasons for Children program.

Here’s what you’ll need the day of the run:

  • Obviously, a Speedo-like bathing suit is strongly suggested. Holiday colors are preferred. Please, no thongs! We know you have the body to pull it off, so why prove what’s obvious?
  • Sneakers
  • Santa beard and other holiday flair at your discretion
  • Copy of your registration email
  • Pledge sheet with any donations collected offline
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