Now that there is snow on the ground and temperatures have been closer to February like here in NYC – it must be time to strip down to my underwear and take to the streets of New York. Yes it’s Cupid undie run time again.
If you’re new to my blog or to the run take a look at some of the pics on my Instagram (feel free to throw a like or a follow as well). Then check back on February 13th as I’ll be adding more pics then.
The Cupid Underwear Run is a charity event raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation – so I am asking you to help and contribute. Here is my personal page for contributions. So you know I’ll also be matching the first $200 contributed this year through my company DTSG, LLC.
The logical question is why would I strip to my underwear and run around NYC?
As most of you know, Risa was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1997 and lived a productive life until her death in five years ago. During that time, I saw first hand the damage a tumor can do to the human body and spirit. As a parent, I can’t even begin to contemplate what it would be like to see my child suffering. The nice thing about the underwear run is 100% of the money raised goes to CTF – there is no administration board to pay.
Look for pics on my Instagram next week – and please contribute. It’s Cupid Underwear Run time once again.
As Howie Rose says after a Mets win, “Put it in the books,” another undie run is done – all things being equal I’ll be back at it again next year.
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.
With very little “training” accomplished, I’ll be pulling on the running shoes next week, and stripping down to my undies for a one mile (or so) romp through Chelsea and the Meat Packing sections of NYC-it’s all for a good cause. But even a mile at this point is an accomplishment.
The Cupid Undie run Run New York is a benefit run supporting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. For me, it’s a chance with very little pressure to test out both of my knees.
By the time the run steps off next week it will be six weeks since my second knee surgery. So far, PT has been going well but I am just starting to run. The good news about this one mile trek is that there is no clock. I fully expect to be in the very back of the race, chugging along mostly trying not to take a bad step.