Cupid’s Undie Run

Is the prospect of Valentine’s Day bumming you out? Not sure what to do? Whether you are single or in a relationship and trying to break out the Valentine’s Day rut- we have the event for you! You’ll  not only be day-drinking and running around in your underwear, but you’ll raise money for charity too. Cupid’s Undie Run is a hilarious and unique way to have some fun this February 20th!

We attract heroes, party animals, undie-lovers and the generous-as-hell. We’re fighting NF, a rare and deadly disease that affects 1 in every 3,000 births. We will win. Are you in? – Cupid’s Undie Run

In Philadelphia, Xfinity Live! is home to this outrageous and fun event. Be sure to get there a little early, or else you’ll be standing in line, waiting to get in. (We had to wait last year, and it started snowing).  But don’t worry, as soon as you get inside, you not only get your swag (raise enough money to get a t-shirt, a pair of undies, or even a hat), but you’ll be able to grab a drink at one of Xfinity’s many bars. (Not from Philly? Don’t worry. This run takes place all over the country! Georgia, Ohio, New York, DC, Oklahoma… they’ve got you “covered”- pun very much intended).

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Once it’s time for the run to start, everyone lines up and off you go! Last year, the run was supposed to be 1 mile… it turned out to be 2 laps around the parking lot, which, trust me, was plenty. We did not really think this one through, and were not in the most… sober… state of mind when the ran began. Two laps was more than enough.

It was so much fun to see everyone running around in their underwear, in the dead of winter, while snow was falling, having a great time together.

After the run, go back inside where its warm, and party the day away! There’s nothing like getting together with hundreds of strangers in your underwear, and spending Valentine’s Day (a day we all know is highly overrated) together. Trust us, this is a party you won’t want to miss.

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But it’s also for Charity!

Cupid’s Undie Run is more than just an excuse to drink. The run is to help raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending NF through research. Currently, there is no cure for NF and there are very few treatment options. Last year’s run helped to raise $3.5 million dollars for the Foundation. That’s almost $8 million since the Undie Run began!

You may be thinking… “why do a run in your undies?” (Valid question my friends). Well, the run takes place in our undies because people with NF can’t cover up their tumors. They can’t put clothes on to feel more comfortable, so why should we? (Don’t worry, if you really want to run, you can wear as much, or as little clothes as you want. No one will force you to be in your underwear if you don’t want to).

Trust us, this run was one of the best times we had last year. This year, it takes place on February 20, 2016 at 12pm. Want to sign up? Just head over to their website! Don’t want to run in your skivvies but still want to help out? They happily accept donations.

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-Lea and Arielle

Oh, and P.S. the Mummers even come out to celebrate! How often do you get to hang out with the Mummers, other than on New Years Day?!

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