Runners and walkers will strip down to their unmentionables for a brief run in Seattle on Feb. 20.
The 1-mile Cupid’s Undie Run is part of an international series that raised more than $3.5 million last for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to end neurofibromatosis, a rare disease that causes tumors throughout the nervous system. Race organizers hope to raise $5 million this year, and according to their website have already raised $2.3 million.
The noncompetitive run starts with a party that is open only to participants. Registration is $55, and participants are asked to also raise money for the foundation. There are no minimum fundraising requirements, but there are incentives (such as a robe so you can cover up after the run) for raising money. Those who raise $250 or more earn access to a post-race open bar.
Races will be held in 39 locations around the United States and Australia. The party starts at noon, and the run starts at 2 p.m. The race is at the south end of Lake Union, starting at Art Marble 21, 731 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle. For more information on the run, visit cupidsundierun.com.