Monday, January 26, 2015

Cupid's Undie Run returns to Philly on Valentine's Day weekend

On Valentine's Day weekend, Cupid's Undie Run will return to the Philadelphia area for a 2nd year.

Cupid's Undie Run returns to Philly on Valentine's Day weekend


On Valentine’s Day weekend, Cupid’s Undie Run will return to the Philadelphia area for a 2nd year.

The run, which operates under the slogan “Put the Hilarity in Charity!” sends hundreds of half-naked runners—in Philadelphia’s February weather, no less—benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Last year, the event raised over $1.3 million for the organization.

This year, the organizers are showing their faith in Philly-area runners by upping their fundraising goal to $3 million. The event starts at Xfinity Live at the stadium complex on Saturday, February 15 at noon with pre-race festivities before participants take to the streets at approximately 2 p.m. After the one-mile run concludes, it’s back to Xfinity Live for post-race award and festivities at 4 p.m.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. The genetic disorder causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain. 100 percent of funds raised through the Cupid’s Undie Run go directly to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Even the prizes keep with the Valentine’s Day/underwear theme. This year’s prizes for top participants include custom underwear, embroidered bathrobes and romantic getaways.

Runners are encouraged to sign up today at and begin their fundraising campaignss through Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as good old grassroots efforts. Registration costs only $40 up until January 31, before jumping to $50 from February 1 until the day of the race.

Those who are unable to participate in the event but still want to donate to this great cause, or who want to volunteer to help out on the day of the event can visit and register today!

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