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Cupid's Undie Run Is Saturday

Strip for (Charity) Money



    Cupid's Undie Run Is Saturday

    The cold-impervious are getting ready to take it all off... for a good cause, of course. Cupid's Undie Run will offer gawkers quite the eyefull for the second year in a row. The charity event will benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation; participants will run a 1.1-mile course around the U.S. Capitol -- yep, in nothing but their underwear.

    We hope those are some warm undies.

    Last year's event attracted more than 600 half-naked runners. This year's run is limited to 500 joggers, but organizers expect to raise more for the Children's Tumor Foundation than in 2010. Runners can create individualized fundraising pages or create teams. Those who raise the most will win prizes such as boxer shorts, open-bar VIP passes, flat screen TVs or a trip to Virginia wine country.

    The event kicks off at noon on Saturday, Feb. 12. To fight the cold weather (and their modesty), runners can down drinks at the Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.) before the jog. At 2 p.m. they'll strip down to their skivvies and take to the streets. Post-dash festivities include door prizes, drink specials and prize presentations.

    The event is already full, but we're guessing this will shape up to be even more fun for the spectators.

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