While never on the official bucket list - since living on Lark Street, I've always wanted to do the Santa Speedo Sprint. It seems that during my time on Lark & Albany in general, I tend to look up the information AFTER it has happened. By some stroke of luck, I looked in advance and had nothing going on over the weekend. I bribed my friend Dara into joining with the promise of a Santa suit that I own (for someone who just sort of likes Christmas, I've got a lot of gear).
Around 2 o clock, all the speedo runners headed outside for our run down & back Lark Street. If there was any announcement or gun, I don't remember it, but soon we were off running and cheering. We turned around after 2 blocks and made our way to the finish.
It's a silly event, but was definitely fun & I'm glad I finally had a chance to participate. The proceeds go to the Damien Center in Albany.