Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fit-Event: Nearly Naked

I see London, I see France, I see Cupid's underpants. Wait, what? Well, cupid's undies may not be making an appearance but plenty of runners will be stripping down to their skivvies today. If you spot some half-naked runners cruising down the main drag, chances are they're running Cupid's underwear run.

In Chicago, it's the Cupid Undie Run, sister of the Santa Speedo Run that kicked off December's holiday season. In Washington, D.C., it's Cupid's Undie Run, which raises money for The Children's Tumor Foundation. You'll have to wait 'til next year if you're in D.C. and looking to bear your bedroom-best--the event sold out back in January. Crazy, right? But here are the details on February 12's Chicago event:

Don your birthday suit and join the crowd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Butch McGuire's, 20 W. Division, to get this party started. For $20 you'll enjoy breakfast and an open bar with domestic drafts and well drinks. Then at 1 p.m., runners will take a one-mile jaunt down Michigan Avenue baring nearly all. Who knows, you could run away with a valentine when you let go of any inhibitions.

Don't let the run-in-your-underwear part hold you back. AKA, don't be me, who's not only freaked out about baring too much in front of a bunch of strangers (after all, I was completely overdressed for the Lunar Run) but also worried about being--and getting--cold. The weather's warmer than it's been in days. The sun is shining. The snow isn't creating a traffic hold-up on the running path. And if you haven't worked out yet today, here's a way to do it. You could end up with your fastest mile, hustling to return to the bar and cover up.
As for this runner, she's too tired from heel clicks, mule jumps and steroid skater jumps to even try. Sad, but true. Not even this video could convince me.

Photo grabbed from M.V. Jantzen at flickr.

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