Philadelphia

RUNNING OF THE SANTAS in SPEEDOS ????

I had never heard of the Running of the Santa’s before, but recently someone told me about this charity event that is held every year. Although I can’t make (Flyers Game) this year, Saturday 12/15, I don’t want you to miss this event so here is some information for you to use. Here’s some history from Wikipedia:

The Running of the Santa’s is an annual holiday celebration event in the U.S. city of Philadelphia where hundreds of pub crawlers take to the South Street section of the city dressed as Santa Claus. Begun in 1998, the event began to take a life of its own as three dozen Santa runners grew to several hundred by the mid 2000’s. The event draws a significant number of Rutgers University Staff, Alumni and Sea Isle City patrons where some of the founding members once worked (Photo: pictureyellow)

The 2007 Running of the Santas will be held on December 15th.
As of 2007 Philadelphia was joined by these other cities in sponsoring official Running of the Santas events: Boston MA, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Indianapolis, IN, Key West, FL, Louisville, KY, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN, Pittsburgh, PA, San Diego, CA, Washington DC, & Ashburton, New Zealand.[2]http://www.runningofthesantas.com/It wasn’t enough that Philly founded the Running of the Santa’s, but I found something interesting while researching the running Santa’s, they are Santa’s from Philly who have a new twist on the event, the Running with the Speedo Santa’s. http://gophillyboys.com/ssr/about.htmNot only do I find it intriguing, but disturbing that they do their run in BOSTON!! This video really gets to the meat of the Speedo Running Santa’s from Philly

http://gophillyboys.com/ssr/ssr07.html