ALBANY — Some wore your basic red speedo, some wore dinosaur suits, others dressed as snowmen or other seasonal outfit. Some wore a mix of the above while adding their own flare and can’t be defined in any traditional sense.
And, of course, there was the group carrying inflatable sharks wearing snorkels and swim goggles.
It can be no other holiday tradition than the Santa Speed Sprint on Lark Street. It was chilly, but not too cold, and there was a light drizzle at times but all in all it wasn’t all that bad of a mid-December Day … if you were wearing more than underwear, that is.
There were those who ran the 400 meters down Lark Street and the 400 meters back up, some walked it, others just came to check out the chili made by the restaurants on Albany’s hippest of streets and others just meandered around the start/finish line between the Savoy Tap Room and Oh Bar.
Nobody really cared what you did during the 14th annual sprint on Saturday, Dec. 14, held to raise money for the Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Jim Larson, the event organizer, posted on social medial that $14,000 was raised for the causes.
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