Slip into your finest pair of publicly appropriate panties and get ready for the inaugural Cupid's Undie Run today at Stoney's Bar & Grill. Runners are encouraged to have fun with the undergarment theme while keeping it on the classy side; in other words, no thongs or string bikinis, please. "Our whole idea is that we're running for the kids; we just hope they're not watching," jokes run director Sarah Morley.
The run is a benefit for the Children's Tumor Foundation, specifically in support of neurofibromatosis. After participating in the original Cupid's Undie Run in her previous home of Washington, D.C., for years, Morley felt it was time to bring the event to Denver. "There's always a pub crawl or some kind of race with costumes happening here; people here have a lot of spirit and are very festive," she says. And Morley's guess was right on the money, as registration for the Denver version is already "leaps and bounds" beyond other cities in this first year of national expansion beyond D.C.
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The 1.5-mile run will begin around 2 p.m.; later, as participants reconvene at Stoney's, 1111 Lincoln Street, Wax in the City will facilitate a "Tip for a Strip" auction, where runners can bid to see their male running companions get their chests waxed for charity. Registration is $35, includes a free "I'm With Cupid" T-shirt and can be completed via www.cupidsundierun.com. Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited.
Sat., Feb. 11, noon, 2012