Cupid's Undie Run 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Miller Taylor 

Cupid's Undie Run is a unique charitable event in Washington DC. Participants run a one mile lap in their Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation and to raise awareness for neurofibromatosis research. The event began in Washington DC in 2010 and is now held each year in dozens of cities around the world. If you are not brave enough to don your clothes, it is a fun event to watch and support the participants.

Please note the event will take place in a new location this year. The route involves a very short run of about a mile around scenic Downtown Washington DC. During previous years, participants ran in front of the U.S. Capitol Building and parts of the National Mall.

Date and Time

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12 - 4 p.m. Race begins at 2 p.m. 

Meet at Penn Social at 801 E Street NW. This sports bar and event venue is near the Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stations.

How to Register

To register, visit the website. Participants pay a registration fee and fundraise to earn prizes with rewards from sponsors and partners such as MeUndies, Bombas and S’well Bottles. The price you pay for registering ranges from $40 to $50, depending on when you register.

What to Wear

Underwear is the attire for this fun running race. Just remember to keep your look PG-13. If you don't feel like stripping down to boxers or a bra, organizers suggest something like a tutu or a onesie.

For information on more fun runs throughout the year, see Best Running Events and Marathons in the Washington, D.C. Area.

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