Scenes From The Castro's 2016 Santa Skivvies Run

Scenes From The Castro's 2016 Santa Skivvies Run
Photos: Win Mixter/Hoodline
By Win Mixter - Published on December 12, 2016.

Castro denizens stripped down to their running shoes and their most festive undies for the 2016 edition of the Santa Skivvies Run, which took place yesterday morning in the neighborhood. 

A fundraiser for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the one-mile fun run raised tens of thousands of dollars for free HIV testing, prevention, and support services, and brought out a variety of creative skivvies and other costumes. Here's a look at what went down this year. 

Supporters set up festive booths at the starting line. 
Suppositori Spelling kicked off the festivities with a performance and countdown.
The run begins, turning past the Noe-Beaver mini-park up toward Castro Street.
The course continues down 18th Street, in front of Moby Dick.
Some runners opted for the sweat-free alternative.
On the home stretch up Noe Street.
Volunteers ensured runners didn't veer into oncoming traffic.
Revelers headed back toward the finish line, where refreshments and a packed house awaited at Lookout.
Many locals passed out snacks and beverages to runners.
Two waves of runners traversed the approximately one-mile course through the neighborhood.
Santa Claus made a surprise cameo. 
Santa was as smitten as we are with this year's top fundraiser, Hoodline contributor Steven Bracco, who has raised over $35,000 for the SF AIDS Foundation over the past five years.