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Ho Ho Hos: Boston's Santa Speedo Run


No, this is not some kind of crazy promotion for Jarhead, although Jake Gyllenhaal may have been hard to spot among all these semi-naked Santas.

It's the annual Santa Speedo Run which took place in Boston on Saturday. We couldn't make it this year or last year, but Towleroad correspondent Patrick L sent us some exclusive photos of the event to share with you.

I strongly recommend that every city take up this tradition.

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  1. Nice!

    Posted by: dyonysis | Dec 19, 2005 9:03:10 AM

  2. Thanks for the Christmas treats.

    Posted by: Chuck | Dec 19, 2005 9:19:49 AM

  3. Don't know when it is here in New York--but I happily found myself surrounded by briefs-wearing runners around Tompkins Square Park last year.

    Posted by: Jon | Dec 19, 2005 9:22:02 AM

  4. yeah.. i randomly ran into them running around the boston common on saturday afternoon.. *most* of them weren't too easy on the eyes though ;(

    Posted by: adam | Dec 19, 2005 10:42:27 AM

  5. nice!

    Posted by: Roy | Dec 19, 2005 11:00:19 AM

  6. Don't they feel cold?

    Posted by: max | Dec 19, 2005 12:10:39 PM

  7. It certainly would "appear" as though they do.

    Posted by: louis | Dec 19, 2005 12:14:48 PM

  8. ho ho heeeey!

    Posted by: moby | Dec 19, 2005 1:35:36 PM

  9. Today is Jake Gyllenhaal's birthday.


    Posted by: Liam | Dec 19, 2005 1:40:53 PM

  10. Well thank you Seth from VH1's Kept, he and his buddies created this event...

    And it looks sooo gay friendly. I don't see Seth there this year though, in the pictures that is... I adore Seth's charming smile and rude behaviour. Don't you?

    Posted by: Mr. GuyTVBlog | Dec 19, 2005 2:22:37 PM

  11. can i get two santas for christmas?

    Posted by: kevin | Dec 19, 2005 2:23:14 PM

  12. Oh dear... certainly look forward to each of them cumming down my chimney!

    Why didn't you show the long hot tongue on the lab?

    Posted by: HisHolynessDPope | Dec 19, 2005 2:38:51 PM

  13. All I want for Christmas is a visit from some of these Santas after I get to sit on their laps! Thanks for the great pics!

    Posted by: Dave | Dec 19, 2005 3:14:29 PM

  14. Doesn't have random hotness pass through cold zones cause major hurricanes?

    Oh, well. It'd be worth it!

    Posted by: Kenneth | Dec 19, 2005 6:15:57 PM

  15. >>semi-naked Santas

    Some things ought to be "Banned in Boston".

    As your photo layout proves, Speedos are rarely worn in public, and there's a very good reason for that. Hardly any man looks good in one. Of course, to be fair, they were designed for speed in the water, not as a fashion statement.

    Not coincidentally, the guys who look good in them would look good naked, fully dressed, or coated in white chocolate and rolled in toffee bits.

    Since it's a fundraiser for Breast Cancer, it's definitely a praise-worthy effort, and I guess we should be able to tolerate a few overstuffed bikinis for a good cause. Still, this is decidedly an example of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Bravo to the brave souls who participated.

    Posted by: Jay Croce | Dec 19, 2005 8:06:28 PM

  16. I think you should mention it is for charity and not just some dumb stunt.

    Posted by: Awwyea | Dec 20, 2005 1:34:23 AM

  17. That Jay fellow needs to grow up.

    Posted by: Benji | Dec 20, 2005 2:23:32 AM

  18. Seriously Jay, stop being such a fun sponge!!!

    Posted by: Mofo | Dec 20, 2005 11:37:45 AM

  19. My only complaint is that it looks like most of the participants were closer to elves than to Santa.

    Insert overdone candy-cane/chimney euphemism here.

    Posted by: raindog | Dec 20, 2005 4:41:39 PM

  20. Complaining about seeing guys in Speedos is lame. They've got more guts than you, whether or not they look "perfect."

    Posted by: god | Dec 20, 2005 9:27:36 PM

  21. Ugh,
    the Elvis lookin Santa got a "porkchop" belly!

    Posted by: janica | Dec 22, 2005 10:32:29 AM

  22. yumyum!

    Posted by: jeffery | Dec 25, 2005 4:13:21 PM

  23. dad? is that you?

    Posted by: vera | Dec 31, 2005 4:41:04 PM

  24. it's make me horny

    Posted by: rauf | Mar 30, 2006 2:28:34 AM

  25. Holy crap! The guy on the left in picture 3 was my biggest crush in college!!!

    Posted by: Jarrod | Sep 17, 2006 2:55:33 PM

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