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If you see Santa running through Highland in a Speedo today, don’t worry: You haven’t been dosed — nor, presumably, has the guy in the Speedo. He’s just one of the many revelers participating in the Denver Santa Speedo Dash.

Squeeze into your skimpiest swimwear, strap on a Santa beard and any other festive accessories your heart desires — we suggest tinsel — and run a leisurely mile with your fellow festive freaks. And don’t wuss out just because it’s cold.

“If they want, they can wear gloves and scarves. I know a bunch of girls are wearing tights and leg warmers,” says organizer Christine Griesmer. “But ultimately, to have everyone in a Speedo would be ideal.”

Still not sure you should indulge the urge to strap on a banana hammock for the holidays? Just do it for the puppies: Proceeds go to the Life Is Better Rescue, which keeps animals from being killed in shelters.

Registration and check-in start at 12:30 p.m., with the run kicking off around 1, at Mead Street Station, 3625 West 32nd Avenue. Registration is $35 and includes a Santa hat, a pre-run Candy Cane shot, a post-run beer and food. Pre-register and find more info at
Sat., Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m., 2012


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