Cupid’s Undie Run returns to Boston this February. While the race through Fenway is brief, the mission is big.
You might be concerned as to why thousands of Bostonians take the streets in nothing but underwear in the middle of February -come rain, or snow, or bitter cold temps. But it turns out Cupid’s Undie Run is for an important cause.
About Cupid’s Undie Run Boston
The charity run, founded in 2010, is inspired by the powerful souls battling NF, Neurofibromatosis. NF impacts one in every 2,000 births. The genetic condition causes tumors to grow on the nerves throughout the body and may cause bone abnormalities, learning disabilities, pain, and other complications depending on where the tumors grow and if they are benign or malignant.
While there is no cure for NF, Cupid’s Undie Run provides a fundraising tunnel for continued research, effective treatments, and hopefully a cure development. Cupid’s Undie Run proceeds go to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the world leader in NF research.
The concept for an underwear run was inspired by Cupid Run co-founder, Chad Leathers’ family. Chad’s brother Drew was diagnosed with NF at age 16, causing him to spend 183 days in the hospital in one single year and to live in a wheelchair. The debilitating illness stems from a single gene and still has no cure.
When is Cupid’s Undie Run?
Cupid’s Undie Run takes place in Boston on Saturday, February 17. The nationwide run takes place in 31 cities across America from February 10 through February 24.
Where in Boston is Cupid’s Undie Run?
The run begins at Lansdowne Pub in Fenway. The run itself begins at 2 PM, but there will also be various event and activations for registered runners happening from 12 PM until 4 PM. Cupid’s Undie Run considers itself half run and half party!
How long is Cupid’s Undie Run?
The run is approximately one mile in total length. You don’t need to be a Boston Marathoner to do this one!
How to register for Cupid’s Undie Run Boston?
Anyone can register for Cupid’s Undie Run online. Participant fees are $45 per runner and 100% of proceeds benefit NF research via the Children’s Tumor Foundation. You can also make a contribution online without partaking in the run.
Current contributions for this year’s race are $22,000 nationwide and Cupid’s Undie Run hopes to fundraise at least $160,000 via this year’s event.
Find Cupid’s Undie Run Boston at 9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Saturday February 17 from 12 PM until 4 PM