READ MORE | The hunks of Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
Speedo-clad Santas stripped down and showed off their holiday best on Saturday as part of the 5th Annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run. The parade of abs and flesh raised nearly $100,000 for charity.
Rain and frigid temperatures may have shrank their Speedo packages, but not their spirits. The hunk-filled mass of gay and gay-friendly flesh kicked off from Hudson Grille on Peachtree Street for its 1.5-mile romp through Midtown with participants cheering along the way. A heavy dose of warm-up cocktails couldn't have hurt. Our advice on how to serve up some Santa in those Speedos had to help, too.
The event's website says it raised $97,800 for Kate's Club, a non-profit that provides long-term therapeutic and recreational support for grieving children. Last year, about 200 people took part and raised $90,000. The event started in 2009 with 170 people raising eyebrows and $42,000. Prior to Saturday's run, the event has raised more than $300,000 for charity.
Need more Santas in Speedos? Check out our galleries from past events here, here, here and here. Or just ogle the hunkiest of the hunks from 2012, 2011, and 2010.
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