Hey Cleveland and friends, are you starting to feel the post Halloween blues? Do you wonder when it’ll be the next it’s socially acceptable to walk around half naked or in costume? Fear not, because I have at least one answer to your problem! The 2014 Cupid’s Undie Run! Scheduled for February 15, at the South Side.
I participated in the event last year, and had a blast! In fact watching this video from 2013 makes me tear up a little and miss the event, I can’t wait to do it again. At this point, I should add I’ve been contacted by a representative for the race, and my 2014 entry will be comped in exchange for helping to promote the race. I still honestly would have done it anyway!
On the one hand, it is an excuse to run around the city half naked, or in a costume for approximately 1/5 miles. Don’t think you look “good enough” to do it? Don’t worry, you’d be WRONG. Cupid’s Undie Run was one of the happiest and most accepting environments I have ever been in as a runner or as a slightly over weight female. People of all varying bodies ran around in red, white & pink to celebrate love and to support a worthy cause.
You see because on the other hand, Cupid’s Undie Run is a fundraiser for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. Last year, they were able to raise over 1.3 MILLION dollars! For those of you who still need a bit of a push to get out there and raise money, there are fabulous incentives, including underwear, a VIP bar, a robe and custom Timbuk2 backpacks. In case you’re curious….yes I am registered and yes you may donate in my name if you would like to support without coming out.
A person can run the event solo or they can join/form a team. I was able to join my friend Julie’s team last year, even after signing up at first on my own. Don’t be afraid to come out solo, you’ll surely make a new friend.
Interested in signing up ? Well, I hate to break it to you, but we’ve already missed the first set of early bird pricing (unless you catch this post in the next two hours EST), but don’t worry, it’s still a GREAT deal if you get in now!
|Oct 1, 2013 through Oct 31, 2013||$25|
|Nov 1, 2013 through Dec 14, 2013||$30|
|Dec 15, 2013 through Jan 14, 2014||$35|
|Jan 15, 2014 through Jan 31, 2014||$40|
|Feb 1, 2014 through Feb 15, 2014||$50|
Not from Cleveland? That’s OK Cupid’s Undie Run is in a ton of cities…check the site and see when and where your event will take place!
Need more info? There’s a FAQ page. Where you’ll learn such facts as (sorry), but all runners must be at least 21 years of age! Or are spectators allowed IN the venue? Nope, but feel free to line the streets to cheer us on and probably take our pictures, let’s be honest!