Have you ever seen people running down the street in their underwear? If you have, we’re sure you haven’t forgotten about it. Maybe you even took a photo of it or told your friend about it. You also probably wondered why in the world they are running in freezing temperatures down some of the most populous cities in America.
Cupid’s Undie Run is the reasoning behind these shenanigans and once you hear what they’re all about, you’re going to want to run in your underwear too!
What is Cupid's Undie Run?
Cupid’s Undie Run is a nation-wide run that takes place in over 30+ cities in support of people with NF. NF stands for Neurofibromatosis and it affects 1 in every 3,000 births. It’s a rare, genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.
There is no cure, however, with the help of Cupid’s Undie Run, they are hoping to find one. #EndNF
Why are they running in their underwear?
This is probably the most popular question: what does running in your underwear have to do with NF?
People with NF can’t cover up their tumors. No clothing can hide the tumors growing all over their bodies, so why should we cover our bodies? We run to show people with NF that we are standing with them in their fight against Neurofibromatosis.
How has this helped people with NF?
This run has done so much more than just bring awareness to NF. It has brought actual change and helped move forward research about this genetic disease. They have raised for $18.9 million since they started the run back in 2010 with 100% of their net proceeds going toward Neurofibromatosis research.
What makes this run fun?
This run is going to help raise money for NF research, bring awareness to NF, and it’s going to be so. much. fun. Grab a couple of drinks, get your dance on, and run or jog it out with a quick mile-ish run. Then, come back to the dance party and grab another drink.
If you raise $100, you get a free t-shirt, and if you raise $250, you get free undies and an open bar! Who doesn’t love an open bar?
🗓 FEB 15 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Park Tavern