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Boston Santa Speedo Run 2015

Boston Santa Speedo Run 2015In case you missed it, this past Saturday Boston hosted the 16th Annual SSR (Santa Speedo Run) in the Back Bay.

This year there were fewer runners than in past years despite the unseasonably warm temperature but there remained (as usual) a very large contingent of gay men who participated.  Notably two large teams that have been raising money for several years: Team Wrecking Ballz who were dressed in black with antlers and Team Straight As A Candy Cane.

Unfortunately this year I cannot make a video but below are some photos from the run, which raises money for the PlayBall! Foundation.  Much thanks to Sergio for taking photographs and special thanks to friend and reader, Kyle Szary for sharing his photographs with me to share with you this year.

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Team Straight As A Candy Cane

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Team Wrecking Ballz

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Past Santa Speedo Runs in Boston that I covered:

Santa Speedo Run 2014
Santa Speedo Run 2013
Santa Speedo Run 2012
Santa Speedo Run 2011
Santa Speedo Run 2010
Santa Speedo Run 2009

As usual, thanks to the city and organizers who put on this fun run and to everyone who participated. See you in December 2016.

Santa Speedo Run in Boston at 1PM today

SSR BostonToday you are likely to see several hundred men and women running down Boylston and Newbury Streets in Boston’s Back Bay if you are in the area around 1PM. This annual tradition which has since inspired more than a dozen similar runs in cities through out North America and Europe starts outside of Lir at 903 Boylston Street. Come down to check out all the activity. Unlike past years the weather today is relatively mild with temperatures expected in the high 50s.

Past Santa Speedo Runs in Boston that I covered:

Santa Speedo Run 2014
Santa Speedo Run 2013
Santa Speedo Run 2012
Santa Speedo Run 2011
Santa Speedo Run 2010
Santa Speedo Run 2009

Boston’s Santa Speedo Run 2014

Next week Boston will host their annual Santa Speedo Run (now called SSR). I thought I’d share the video from last year’s run this evening. I’ll have more information about the 2015 SSR on Saturday, December 12th later this week.

Santa Speedo Run video makes the rounds

Santa Speedo Run coverage, SSRThe video I created for the Santa Speedo Run last Saturday proved to be quite the boon garnering ~25,000 views in the first 5 days.  I wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank some of the news outlets and blogs that shared my video with their readers.  With a special thanks going to bloggers, David (WGB), Kenneth (Kenneth in 212)Joe (JMG) as well as my friend, Jim Clerkin (KISS 108) and Huffington Post.

I would welcome the opportunity to talk to local media outlets – esp. those that focus on LGBT life or those that would like to be more inclusive. If you have any contacts or work at a local media group let me know.

2014 Santa Speedo Run in Boston

SSR It most definitely didn’t feel like Christmas yesterday with the temperature in the low 40s and a persistent drizzle, but that all changed when we walked into the Back Bay for the 15th annual Santa Speedo Run, which brings together hundreds of men and women who raise money so they can run through the streets of Boston in a speedo and little else.  This has become quite the tradition and is an event both Sergio and I look forward to each year.  Enjoy our 2014 video and share it with friends who may not have been able to see this firsthand.

Santa Speedo Run in Boston today

SSRSoon Boston will host their 15th Annual Santa Speedo Run in Back Bay. I’ll be there to photograph all the fun and create another video.  If you are attending any parties or running this year, send me your photographs before 2PM ET today and I’ll try to include them in this year’s video.

Email photos to bosguymail@gmail.com

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Santa Speedo Run on Saturday

SSR This Saturday the 15th Annual SSRun will take place in Back Bay; the starting line is at the intersection of Boylston and Gloucester Street.

You may get more details about the run this weekend  from their website, www.ssrunners.org.

Don’t worry if you cannot make it to the run as I’ll be creating a video to share with you.  If you’ve never been to this annual tradition which is now replicated in cities through out the US and abroad, check out my video from the 2013 run.