Cupid's Undie Run brings ‘brief’ race to Atlanta

Cupid's Undie Run brings "brief" race to Atlanta

Ready to strip down in the name of charity? Cupid’s Undie Run returns to Atlanta this February

It’s that time of year again, folks. Get ready to let it all hang out as part of the annual Cupid’s Undie Run — the race where less is more.

The annual event is slated to take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Midtown.

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These days, there are road races of just about every length and variety. Often, the more outrageous the theme and challenge, the better. This one is no different.

It got its start in 2010 when a group of friends got together, dropped their pants and trekked around Washington, D.C., in their underwear. But, before you start judging, it wasn’t for no reason. They were on a mission to raise money for a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF).

NF causes tumors to grow throughout the body and the idea was since people with the condition can’t cover up their tumors, those raising funds for research would strip down.

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In the decade since, the runs have raised millions of dollars for its beneficiary, Children’s Tumor Foundation, and taken place across the country, including right here in Atlanta.

It’s billed as a “party and fun run in your undies.” And unlike other longer races, this one really is brief  — just about a mile. Registration and partying kicks off at noon at Park Tavern.

The run will take place at 2 p.m., then it’s back to the festivities. The organizers are clear that it’s meant to be as much of a celebration and “epic dance party” as it is an exercise event.

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Participants are encouraged to think creatively when getting dressed, but it’s noted on the website that the event is for a children’s charity, so “keep it PG-13.”

If rocking your underwear in public isn’t your thing, you can also sport a tutu, costume or onesie, according to the event website.

DETAILS

Noon-4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Park Tavern, 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta
$40 to register

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