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Attend Lark Street's Winter Festival: Chili Chowder Stroll & Santa Speedo Sprint

Editor's Note (11/25/2020 8:00AM): Please note that details for this year's virtual Santa Speedo Sprint have been listed below. Information on the 2020 Chili Chowder Stroll has not been announced yet. Check back for more info.

Get the details on two of the hottest early winter events on historic Lark Street in Albany, NY! Both the Chili Chowder Stroll & Santa Speedo Sprint are typically held in conjunction with each other in December.

Taste Amazing Food at the Chili Chowder Stroll

someone holding a chili cup sample

Editor's Note (11/25/2020 8:00AM): 2020 details have not been announced yet for the Chili Chowder Stroll. Below, you can read about the 2019 event for an idea of what it typically includes.

The 3rd Annual Chili Chowder Stroll will be held from 12pm to 4pm, with $1 samples of chili and chowder from area restaurants. Vote for your favorites as you stroll through Albany's Lark Street neighborhood, fully decked out for the holidays. Admission to the event is free.

Compete in the Santa Speedo Sprint

santa speedo sprint runnersNote: This photo is from a past Santa Speedo Sprint and does not reflect the 2020 event's virtual format

This year marks the 15th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint, and due to COVID-19 regulations, it's going virtual! On December 5, 2020, complete the 800 meter run wherever you are and help raise money for the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Check out photos from previous Santa Speedo Sprints:

santa speedo sprint lineup

santa speedo sprint group

santa speedo sprint group

santa speedo sprint runners

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