Something happens when Atlanta guys strip to their Speedos and run through the streets: Gay guys come out in droves to both participate and to gawk at the spectacle. Witness the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run.

For the sixth year, men and women of all orientations and body types gathered at Hudson Grille Midtown, donned their gay apparel, and took to the streets for the charity fun run. As in every iteration of our favorite Santa Speedo packages in years past, gay individuals and teams led the pack in creativity, daring and fundraising. That goes for the gays on the Unshrinkables team, which this year channeled the Clydesdales and raised more than $14,000, and the Fit Studio team (top photo) that played reindeer and raised about $12,800.

The 2014 proceeds went to the literacy program Everybody Wins! Atlanta. Also as always, the results were an eyeful. After ogling this year’s pics, check out 2013 and 2012 galleries for more prime examples.

Photos by Russ Youngblood