Santa Skivvies Run: December 9

Elves do not belong on shelves! They need a bit of exercise and fun. One way to celebrate the season of merriment and raise funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s lifesaving services is to participate in the Santa Skivvies Run, a one-mile jaunt through the Castro in nothing more than your undergear and other festive accoutrements. Par After the run, participants are invited to join the festivities—a lineup of performances, awards, and contests—at Santa’s Village on Noe Street (between Market and Beaver Street between 9 a.m. and noon.

Besides run or wheel or sashay, all participants have to do is raise $150 or more. Supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and event partner Lookout, Santa Skivvies Run helps to provide essential services for HIV prevention and care, including programs like the Positive Force seminar, for individuals who are newly diagnosed; the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network, a support group for long-term survivors; and the TransLife Support Group, which creates a space for health and wellness information-sharing and community building.

Date: December 9; time: 9:30 a.m. (check in), 11 a.m. (Run begins); location: check-in opens outside Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco, California.

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