The latest crazes in any sport are usually supported very well. In the sport of running there are extremes, as well. Ultra endurance events, mud runs, obstacle runs, color runs, extreme relays, nude runs and the ever popular underwear runs. Not sure about you, but I for one, am not comfortable with the idea of running in just my underwear, much less in the nude.
I think nude running is more of a popular event in Europe. I’ve hear of several well attended events across the pond. Although it might be fun to work an aid station during a nude event, but more than likely they would expect volunteers to go au natural, too. (Bum)mer!
As we closer and closer to a Valentines Day, I keep seeing advertisements for Undie Runs. Running for a cause. Running with Cupid. The Great Undie Run. They seem to be very popular, especially for the college crowd.
Cupid’s Undie Run here locally takes place on Valentine’s Day. Noon is when the half naked festivities begin downtown at Natty Greene’s Pub, with the race kicking off (clothes) at 2pm. It’s a race for charity, so let the hilarity ensue. The race raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
I guess if you have the body to show off, why not. Even if you don’t, why not run for a good cause? For me, I just think I will make a donation and skip the run. I mean, yeah I’m a runner, but not in any means ready to strut my almost 45 year old stuff out on the streets of downtown Raleigh. Plus, it will more than likely be cold, adding insult (shrinkage) to a not so ready for the beach, body. If I looked like the guy above on the left, I might just run.
Well, the run is for a great cause, so if you are so inclined, sign up, donate or become a fundraiser yourself. www.cupidsundierun.com is where you can get all the information about the race. As for me, I think I will just stick with the extreme side of running that includes a 26.2 mile run with my clothes on. Although clothes probably do cause more chaffing. 😉