Johnny Weir was a participant in the 2010 LIVE! With Regis and Kelly High Heel-A-Thon. The event took place in New York City on Wednesday, September 22nd. The event is a 150-yard dash in which the contestants strap on a pair of three inch or higher heels and race in support of The Heart of Truth Campaign and a chance to win some extravagant prizes. Prizes included a new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta and $10,000 in cash. The second place winner received $5,000, and the third place winner $2500.
In addition to hosting the event LIVE! donated $50,000 to the cause, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Regis and Kelly High Heel-A-Thon video (Includes both ladies and mens races plus a short interview with Johnny Weir)
Source for second Regis and Kelly High Heel-A-Thon video
MarieClaire.com and found it. It was part of a caption contest. The winning caption was by Marta McGough: 'Oh these? I can so quadruple axel in them!'
Sources and References:
The Thread: Running in Heels with Kelly Ripa
Fit Chick in the City: Live’s High Heel-A-Thon
Johnny Weir Daily
RunningWithHeels.com: 2010 LIVE! HIGH HEEL-A-THON
LIVE's High Heel-A-Thon
Hollywire: Kelly Ripa Leads High Heel-a-thon!
LIVE! With Regis and Kelly Homepage
The Heart of Truth Campaign
Regis and Kelly's 2nd High Heel-a-thon
Johnny Weir in OKMagazine.com Feature
Accidental Sexiness: Kristin Chenoweth and Johnny Weir rock high heels in race for charity