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Boston's $300,000 Charity Santa Race, With a Twist

Posted: Dec. 13th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

The mission for 700 well inebriated Boston residents was simple, but would require a sort of bravery rarely seen amongst men: donning Santa Clause garb and speedos, these brave runners for charity would take to the streets in the brisk cold of winter. As reasonably expected, zaniness necessarily ensued, up to and including an impromptu wedding proposal.

Last Saturday, 700 people left the Lir and Whiskey's pubs in Boston to brave the cold for the 12th annual "Santa Speedo Run", a charity race where runners are decked out in Santa Claus garb and swim trunks.

Naturally, as one can imagine, things got a little zany -- there was even a wedding proposal in the middle of the street. But among all the hoopla and sponsorships, one number that sticks out is the amount of money the event raised for the Play Ball! Foundation, which is estimated at over $300,000.

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