You’ve never looked better in a speedo…in December!

The Santa Speedo Run – Boystown is more than an excuse to hang out your holiday decorations – it’s also a huge party that raises money for the Center on Halsted serving Chicago’s LGBTQ community. Register to run with or make a donation to the Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Team and enjoy the fun!

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sidetrack – 3349 N Halsted St

  • 12:00pm Sign-in and Registration @ Sidetrack
  • 1:50pm We sing our very own Christmas Carol, “Jingle Balls!”
  • 2:00pm 1-mile run through Boystown
  • 2:30pm Awards, Entertainment and Door Prizes


  • Raise $1,500 or more and become eligible for a party at Sidetrack for you and 50 of your friends. A drawing with only those that reach the $1,500 goal will be held during the Santa Speedo Run and the winner will be announced live!
  • Raise $300, receive the Official 2018 Santa Speedo or the Official Santa Zip Sweatshirt
  • Raise $100, receive an entry in the Grand Prize Drawing – you will get an additional entry for each additional $100 you raise. We have over 10 gifts in this drawing that are each valued at $100 or more.
  • Raise $25, receive Santa’s Sack: The first 250 runners to register with a minimum donation of $25 will receive a Santa’s Sack that includes our logo t-shirt and other goodies. You are not required to run.


  • Santa and his elves encourage you to dress up your speedo. Need inspiration? Click here for photos from 2017.
  • If you cannot register online, please bring your donation dollars and checks with you to the event on December 8, which will be collected by Santa’s helpers when you sign in.
  • Make checks payable to the Center On Halsted. 100% of the money raise in will go directly to the Center On Halsted’s programs and services.
  • Santa Sacks have been paid for by our sponsors.
  • Door prizes have been donated by local businesses and individuals to raise additional money for the event and Center On Halsted.
  • Tickets will be sold at the event to win the door prizes. Again, all proceeds benefit Center on Halsted.
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