At precisely 1:00 pm on December 8th 700 runners, wearing only red swim suits, will burst out of the Lir Tavern and Whiskey’s onto Boylston Street for the 12th annual holiday SSRun. Inspired by Santa’s generous nature and love of cold weather, these happy, hardy men and women will be running to raise money for the Play Ball! Foundation.
This mad dash down Bolyston St. and up Newbury never fails to surprise and delight holiday shoppers. The event’s great traditions include creative individual and team costumes and a fierce fundraising competition.
Also joining in on the fun is Ted, Boston’s own hard-partying teddy bear and star of the #1 original R-rated comedy of all time Ted, available on December 11, 2012 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This year the top-ten fundraisers will receive an Apple iPad, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the run’s Platinum-level sponsor.
“This year is shaping up to be another blockbuster,” said Michael Harney, president and founder of Play Ball! “Lots of fun, great sponsors and our biggest field of runners ever.”
We gratefully thank all of our generous sponsors including Universal Studios Home Entertainment, RadioBDC, Bronze: Southern Comfort, City Sports, GM, Social Boston Sports, Tribal Sun and the Fanueil Hall Marketplace.
More about our celebrity guest star!
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane delivers his boundary-pushing humor to the outrageous comedy blockbuster that critics are calling “hysterically funny!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a grown man whose cherished teddy bear was brought to life as the result of a childhood wish…and hasn’t left his side since. Can John’s relationship with longtime girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis), move forward with his lovably profane buddy on his couch? Find out more at www.tedisreal.com.
Our Gold Sponsor, RadioBDC will be at Lir & Whiskey’s as the Official Radio Sponsor of the 2012 SSRun. RadioBDC is Boston’s only live hosted, streaming alternative station featuring music, news, contests, and the best breaking bands in the alternative form.
Runners will be wearing RadioBDC Blue Santa hat on race day for a chance to win RadioBDC Swag and eats at the festivities. We’ll have hats for supporters for their chance to win as well! Listen to RadioBDC by visiting www.boston.com/radio.