Thanks to the annual No Pants Subway Ride, New Yorkers are used to the sight of strangers sporting nothing but smalls below the waist in the dead of winter. But that’s just a prank: Cupid’s Undie Run, the world’s largest organized underwear run, has a cause.
On Feb. 9 more than 8,000 people in 17 cities across the country will brave the cold in a “mile-ish” run in just their undies with the goal of raising more than $1 million for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research and the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). Two years ago, Brendan Hanrahan, Chad Leathers and Bobby Gill set off on a mission to raise awareness and donations to the CTF after Chad’s brother’s diagnosis of NF. Today Cupid’s Undie Run is a nationally recognized non-profit, operated by dozens of volunteers across the country.
For more information, head to www.cupidsundierun.com.