Dec 21 2009
The holidays bring a whole lot of fun, that much we know.Â But holidays also bring in new and wonderful traditions.Â The fine people of Boston have a tradition of their own and here it is….
The Boston tradition known as the Santa Speedo Run began on a Saturday, in December of 2000, when 5 friends decided to do something completely crazy to spice up their weekly routine. The best they could come up with was running through Boston wearing nothing but speedos, Santa hats and fake beards. They tried to get another 20 runners involved, but one week later, at race time, it was still just the five of them.
But they kept their courage and went through with what the plan. People shopping on Newburry Street started screaming and cheering while the five naked Santas ran by.Â And that, in short, is how the Santa Speedo Run was born.
Pictures of the 2009 event after the jump
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