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The 14th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint

people participating in the sprint
the sprinters lined up
shirtless men running
people posing in Christmas outfits
people posing in Christmas outfits
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Cost: $25 – $108

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP) in association with Albany All-Stars Roller Derby is pleased to present the 14th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint!

What is the Santa Speedo Sprint?

The Santa Speedo Sprint is an 800-meter run on Lark Street to raise money for the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

You do not have to wear a speedo - runners wear everything from speedos and bikinis to holiday-themed costumes to three-piece suits.

How to Register & Additional Details

You can register online or in person. Register early to get a t-shirt. A minimum donation of $25 is asked, although higher donations are encouraged in the spirit of the event and the holidays.

Race-day registration will take place between 11am and 1:45pm at The Lionheart and Oh Bar. The race will begin at 2pm at the Dunkin Donuts on Lark Street.


Not interested in running but want to donate to the cause? You can do so through the registration link at EventBrite or at The Lionheart or Oh Bar where the registration will take place. You're also welcome to hang out and watch the race.

Road Closures & Parking Restrictions

On Saturday, December 14, the following parking restrictions and road closures will be in effect for this event:

  • From 1:00PM - 3:00PM, Lark Street between Washington Avenue and Madison Avenue will be closed to all traffic
  • From 10:00AM - 3:00PM, no parking will be permitted on Lark Street between Washington Avenue and Madison Avenue

The day will also feature the 3rd Annual Chili Chowder Stroll presented by the Lark Street BID.

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