The 13th Annual

December 14, 2019

What the…?

Started in 2005,

the Toronto Santa Speedo Run was conjured up in a fit of whimsy as a fun run with the only objective being to raise as much money as possible to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Toys and Games fund.

It’s a chance to make a complete and utter spectacle of yourself. For a good cause, of course.

 Since 2005,

we’ve raised more than $350, 00 for the fund.  That’s a lot of toys.  And games.  And happy kids.

We run in all weather,

no matter if it’s minus 20 or plus4, we’re running (though we tend to run a bit faster when it’s closer to the former). You might be self conscious in a small bathing suit, but when you’re running with 100 other people to raise money for SickKids…no one cares. And if you immediately think “Speedo’s are for men”…think again. Typically, over half our runners are women.

Registration/pre race festivities and optional carbo-loading to begin at noon, and the run will start promptly(ish) at 1:30 PM.


Hemingway’s Restaurant

142 Cumberland Street, 

Toronto, Ontario.

1:30 PM on Saturday, December 14th on the Upper Patio 

Yes, it’s covered and heated.

Post-run celebrations and awards will be held immediately following the event at Hemingway’s.

Running route and map t.b.c.; it’s always less than 3KM.


We ask that each entrant raise a minimum of $250.00.  There are no general entries for the Santa Speedo Run.

Register and set up your online fundraising here.  Please record all your pledges here, including pledges you receive in cash.

What does one wear?

We're glad you asked.

There’s a reason it’s called the Santa Speedo Run. We ask you to wear a red, white or green Speedo-style bathing suits for the event.  The good folks at Speedo Canada have kindly donated suits in past, however we can’t guarantee we’ll have ANY at the event 

What you’ll need:

1. Pledges (cash and cheques)

2. Speedo. We suggest wearing it under your street clothes.

3. Running shoes

4. Seasonal attire (Santa hat, beards, antlers, reindeer noses, etc)

5. Knapsack/gym bag to keep your street clothes in, while we’re on the run (not responsible for lost or stolen items, though it’s likely the fault of those on the “naughty” list)


Every year since our inception,

the local Toronto media has been kind enough to support us in our efforts by giving us great exposure (pun…only slightly intended). Print, Online, Broadcast…we’ve been there. Here’s just a few highlights from the past. 

And since idiocy loves company, won’t you join us in 2018?

Media enquiries or general questions? 

Email us