Cupid’s Undie Run

FullSizeRenderI am very proud to say that this year will be my third time participating in Cupid’s Undie Run. For those of you who don’t know what it is, Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile run in your undies (or whatever goofy interpretation of that you prefer) that takes place in cities around the globe on Valentine’s Day weekend. I know what you’re thinking – why would anyone want to freeze their butt of in the middle of winter for a mile run??

Cupid’s Undie Run raises money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation in an effort to bring an end to Neurofibromatosis (NF), a debilitating genetic disorder which causes tumors to grow all over the nervous system and can cause blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain. There are millions of children out there suffering from this painful disorder, and I think it should come to an end.

This event doesn’t just raise pocket change for the cause – it has raised over 8 MILLION DOLLARS since the first event in 2010. When Cupid’s started, there were ZERO clinical trials for NF treatments; fast forward 5 years and there are TWENTY FIVE! That is HUGE. This is really making an enormous difference.

Many of the staff and volunteers for Cupid’s Undie Run have kids or family with NF – or even have it themselves. Here’s a quick look at the personal story that led the founders to create Cupid’s Undie Run.

You also may recognize co-founder Bobby Gill from Runner’s World. Last year, he was featured on the cover after winning the Runner’s World cover search!
It’s definitely a cause worth joining. But I have to add – this is also a RIDICULOUSLY FUN event. I very loosely refer to it as a mile run. It’s more like a goofy mile long parade down the streets of your city followed by a party. You even win really fun prizes like plush robes, backpacks and tundra hats based on how much money you earn.

2016 Fundraising Incentives – photo courtesy of

This event is now in cities all over the world – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, San Diego, Sydney and more! Check out the website here to see if it’s in your city and to register.

If you aren’t participating in the event, you can also help by making a donation to a runner’s page. See if you have a friend participating, or you can donate to my page here:

If you’re in Washington, DC, join us at Balance Gym on Saturday, February 6th for a three hour Zumbathon® benefitting Cupid’s Undie Run!

Let’s use our joy of running to make a difference this year!


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