From: Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021
To: Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021
Atlanta Speedo Run 2022
The Atlanta Speedo Run is a non-competitive dash down the Atlanta BeltLine alongside other brave Speedo-clad guys and takes place in early December each year.
Since 2009, the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run has raised money for a variety of local children’s charities. In 2017, it became aligned with a single cause, Bert’s Big Adventure. To date the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run has raised $285,000 for Bert’s Big Adventure, and more than $750,000 for Atlanta-area charities.
Established in 2002 by Bert Weiss, host of nationally syndicated morning radio show “The Bert Show,” Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, 5-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.
While Speedos and Santa hats are welcome, as is any spirited costume that really rings in the season, they are not required. The dress code boils down to “less is more,” and if you wear the minimum at the race, you’ll never run (or walk) alone. Feel free to wear street clothes and then strip down to the Speedo attire at runtime. We highly suggest donning some sneakers, too.
The run starts and ends at Pour Taproom on the Atlanta BeltLine on 661 Auburn Avenue NE.
Noon – The Pre-Party
Our check-in and pre-party begin at noon and include a live DJ, cash bar, a costume contest and activities for those 21 and up. Registered runners who raise the minimum $250 receive a swag bag from our amazing sponsors and a T-shirt.
2 p.m. – The Run
Participants strip down and jingle their bells along the Atlanta BeltLine.
2:30 p.m. – The After-Party
Winners are announced and awarded prizes—and the party continues until all of the Santas head back to their workshops.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Map of Gay Atlanta
The Atlanta gay population lives, works and plays all over the city and even into the suburbs. Midtown has several of the city’s most popular gay bars like Blake’s, Burkhart’s Pub, Bulldogs and Swinging Richards. The Atlanta LBGT populace is also partially responsible for the resurgence of Grant Park in the 1980s. The historic neighborhood was falling into ruins when members of the community started scooping up properties, renovating and restoring them to their original glory. This fever pitch trickled over into the neighborhoods of East Atlanta, Ormewood Park and the Old Fourth Ward. These are all eclectic, funky and tolerant neighborhoods, like most of Atlanta.
Recommended Apartments in Atlanta
Sleeps 6 Guests
West Home is a one of a Kind 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine loft overlooking Midtown & offers free WiFi and air conditioning
Sleeps 4 Guests
Amazing air conditioned Midtown apartment with 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, with living room and fully fitted Kitchen, located in Atlanta’s most popular Midtown neighborhood close to bars and lots of restaurants
Sleeps 5 Guests
Amazing Atlanta Fully Furnished air conditioned Apartments features a living room with cable flat-screen TV a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher, bathroom with a shower, free toiletries. Free WiFi and fitness centre
Sleeps 6 Guests
Cozy Hotel Style air conditioned Condo Located Midtown offering 2 bedrooms, a living room with TV, a fully equipped kitchen, patio and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi, a fitness centre. close to the bars and restaurants
Atlanta Speedo Run
Atlanta Santa Speedo Run 2018
Recommended Hotels in Atlanta
The gay scene is spread across the city of Atlanta, however we recommend you stay in Midtown. Its close to the best bars and clubs plus it is within easy reach of all the other sights and gay districts.
5 Star, Readers Choice
The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta’s elegant and spacious rooms feature feather beds, iPod docking stations and WiFi. They also have minibars and 24-hour in-room dining.
4 Star, Charming B&B
Stonehurst Place is an historic bed and breakfast featuring a daily gourmet breakfast,a flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station are available in each room.
4 Star, Great Value
Boutique hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center and spacious rooms with a 37-inch flat-screen TV. A seasonal rooftop bar offers evening cocktails and a city view.
The Glenn Hotel
3 Star, Great Location
Downtown’s first boutique propertywhere eye-popping orange room accents and a South Beach-worthy rooftop bar with one of the best city skyline views amp up the buzz.
Why you may want a car in Atlanta
Atlanta is a big city and with so much to see and do such as, The World of Coca-Cola Celebrating the world’s most popular soft drink, Atlanta’s premier shopping destinations include Lenox Mall, and Phipps Plaza. Lovers of movies and architecture should check out The Walking Dead and Hunger Games Film Locations and Atlanta Historical Homes and Swan House. Other highlights include Margret Mitchell “Gone with the Wind”, the Governor’s Mansion and Rhodes Hall. Exploring these attractions is easy with your own car.