For those who have missed out on this moment of the calendar – the Cupid Undie Run is an annual event done around the country in the weeks around Valentine’s Day. In NYC, this of course is the dead of winter. As a reminder, a small snow shower was in progress as I arrived at the starting line on 48th Street around 1230 Saturday. By the time the run started, the snow had stopped – but the temperatures fell.
Which makes it the perfect time to strip down to your underwear and scamper along the Hudson River. I clocked this year’s course at just over a mile (some years it’s a little longer, some years it’s a little shorter).
Unlike the turkey trot 5k or New Year’s Eve 5k I did with 14.5 over the last few months – the Cupid Undie Run is a fun run. It starts and ends in a bar, and is as much a celebration of the season as it is a run – it’s certainly not physically challenging.
The undie run though is a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation – and through the help of my family and friends and my company, I was able to raise $435 for this charity this year. I heard at the event in NYC more than $15,000 was raised – which is a great number.
Feel free to check out my Instagram for some more pictures and videos from the day. For 2015, another undie run is done. Hopefully I’ll see you on the cold streets of NYC in 2016 for the next undie run.