Sign ups for Southern Illinois World AIDS Day Santa Speedo Run/Walk open


CARBONDALE — Sign-ups for the annual World AIDS Day Santa Speedo and Mrs. Claus in Bras run have opened up.

The second annual event will be at 2500 West Sunset Drive in Carbondale. However, people will also be able to register for a virtual run. It can be done at any location a person chooses, from a treadmill to another race.

The race is on Dec. 7. If there is bad weather, the race can be cancelled. There are no refunds for the registration fee, but if the race is cancelled for weather, the fees will rollover to next year.

Both the regular and virtual advanced registration fees are $30. Same-day registration for the main race is $35. People can also sign up to volunteer at the same registration site.

Sponsors include the Jackson County Health Department, Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center, Illinois HIV Care Connect, Gaia House, Walgreens and others.