ABOUT ATLANTA SANTA SPEEDO RUN

Wearing a little and giving a lot, since 2009.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run is to raise funds for those less fortunate through the support of local charitable service organizations while providing a fun, non-competitive athletic event that brings people together to celebrate their community. In 2019 we are proud to support Bert’s Big Adventure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

 

Our History:

The Atlanta Santa Speedo Run is modeled after the highly successful and original Santa Speedo Run in Boston (brrrr). Despite our less nippy climate—though we have had snowstorm years!—we brought this incredible event to Atlanta. 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 almost $230,000 for Bert’s Big Adventure, and more than $700,000 for Atlanta-area charities since its inaugural run.

2009  $42,000 CHRIS Kids
2010   $50,000 Camp Twin Lakes
2011  $128,000 Bert’s Big Adventure
2012   $85,000 CURE Childhood Cancer
2013   $94,000 Kate’s Club
2014   $75,000 Everybody Wins! Atlanta
2015   $45,000 BlazeSports
2016   $80,000 ​CHRIS Kids
2017   $61,109  Bert’s Big Adventure
2018   $43,000  Bert’s Big Adventure

 

The Cause:

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. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges.