The format of the Portland Santa Speedo Run is really simple: Drink from 11am-2:30pm, then run/walk/parade through NW Portland :)
It's an event that has been copy and pasted throughout major cities in the US for the past 10 years and now it's Portland's turn to make it BIG!
ALL of your ticket proceeds goes towards The Ethioipa Project, which fits those in need with footwear in numerous towns throughout Ethiopia.
After the run we are requiring that participants leave North 45 after the event--with that in mind, many Speedo Runners will be doing the Santicon in N Portland right after our event! PLEASE have a designated driver and be responsible--also please show respect to the staff and facilities at N45--they're great!
I can't show up until noon or later--can I still come?
Of course! Drink tickets are only good from 11am-2:30pm though, and appetizers will be served at 12:30.
Do I have to show up half naked?!
Nope--festive attire is a requirement though--click here to see pictures from last year!
Where does my entry fee go towards?
Rest assured that 110% of your entry will go towards an official non-profit registered with the federal government. To see more about what The Ethiopia Project does and how it operates click here.
How long is the "run" and what is entailed?
First off, it really isn't a run. Seriously. No streets are shut down, and there are 2 cars in front and 2 in back for the caravan of festively dressed Santa Speedo "Runners". We stop when traffic ahead of us stops, and sometimes decide to do calisthenics while we wait. It's really just another Keep Portland Weird Spectacle for those on NW 23rd and 21st that day to witness. If you can walk 1 mile you can do the Santa Speedo Run.
I hear the NoPo Santicon is happening that day--why do this instead?
We're so glad you asked! First off, there are 3 Santicons that happen on successive weekends in Portland, so don't worry, you can do one of them a different weekend. Secondly, MANY of the Speedo Runners will simply catch up with the Santicon happening that day after our event to make it a truly EPIC day of festive partying. Third, with this event you're supporting a great cause, getting beer included in your registration AND appetizers...truly a win-win :)
When do I get my shirt?
When you arrive at the event we'll have shirts there for you to choose from. Shirts are free to the first 50 people that sign up--after that they're $15 at the event cash or check.
What's with the 4 free beer tickets?
They're included with your registration and you'll receive these at check in at the event--they're good for 4 beers...so long as they're Deschutes Brewery beers :)
We'll have Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, and Jubile Ale to choose from!
Can I bring shoes to donate to the Ethiopia Project?
YES! We'll have a bin to collect your shoes if you want to donate them!
Please e-mail the event organizer, Andrew Buswell, for any additional questions!
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