They wore tightie-whities and nighties, long johns and lace. Then add on the capes, caps and other costumery. Saturday afternoon on Pennsylvania Ave. SE, hundreds stripped down to their skivvies, brave enough to bare it all (almost).
Some say you’d have to be crazy to go running in your undies in February’s freezing temperatures. Others say you’d just have to be crazy for this cause.
Cupid’s Undie Run, which began in Washington, DC in 2010 and is now held in 16 cities across the country, raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which helps families and patients with the disease. Participants wear attention grabbing costumes, and of course their underwear, in support of the cause — and oftentimes in honor of that one particular patient that has a piece of their heart this Valentine’s season.
The event, a “1-mile-ish” run that starts around Capitol Hill’s The Pour House, loops around the Capitol Building, and ends back at the bar.
Founders told KSM pre-race that in 2013, more than a million had been raised, and new cities had crushed their set goals for fundraising with a combination of pledges and other donations.