Run Around Santa Monica In Your Underwear To Help Find A Cure For A Rare Disease

Malia Wooten Malia Wooten

Run Around Santa Monica In Your Underwear To Help Find A Cure For A Rare Disease

This annual Valentine’s Day-themed run helps raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation!

Forget about having to sneak around in your undies to have a good time — this February you can be apart of a “brief” mile(ish)-long run that encourages you to rock undergarments in the middle of a big party! The catch? You’d be helping raise money to help find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births.

Photo by Cupid’s Undie Run

The fun idea of running around with barely any clothes on started back in 2010 when a group of ‘do-gooders’ (who would later become the co-founders of the non-profit) dropped their pants on a cold day in D.C., and ran around in their underpants to raise money to help with research for the unfortunate disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. The reason for running around in their underwear stems from the idea that those affected with NF not being able to cover their tumors, so stripping down to skivvies serves as a form of unity.

If stripping down isn’t your thing, opt-in to wearing a fun costume and/or creative outfit instead. Whether you’re running solo, rallying up a group, or joining a group of like-minded Angelenos just like you, get ready to have fun and help make a change! After the brief run, get ready to dance your metaphorical pants off and have a few drinks at an epic dance after-party.

Photo by Cupid’s Undie Run

It’s not every day that you can participate in finding a cure, especially in your undies! Join an inspiring and loyal community of supporters who want to help others in need by participating in boundary-pushing experiences. Don’t miss your chance to run, and party, for a great cause!

Buy your tickets to Cupid’s Undie Run, here!

Practical information

Saturday, February 8 2:00 - 4:00 pm (Run at 2:00 pm)

This article is sponsored by Cupid’s Undie Run.
Featured photo: Cupid’s Undie Run

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