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Cupid’s Undie Run plans Feb. 12 dash to fight genetic disorder

ST. LOUIS – What could be better than doing something crazy for a good cause? On Feb. 12, hundreds of people in St. Louis will brave the cold in just their undies during Cupid’s Undie Run in an event the group describes as “the nation’s largest pantless party and mileish run for charity.”

The run takes place in dozens of cities around the United States around Valentine’s weekend each year and is a “brief” fun run and party. The event raises awareness of neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, and fundraises for research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

St. Louis has participated since 2013 and holds its event at Ballpark Village. The event, which cost $40, is for people 21 and over; it starts at noon with drinking and dancing, “then we jog it out with a mile(ish) run and end it all with an epic dance party” until 4 p.m., organizers say.

Registration for the 2022 Cupid’s Undie Run is now open, with hopes that COVID-19 won’t be a wet blanket.

“We remain optimistic that we will be able to party pantless in-person,” the local group says on its Facebook page. Organizers pledge to monitor all national, state, and local public health guidelines “in order to give you the Cupid’s event you know and love, while ensuring the safety of our runners, event directors, staff, and volunteers!”

More information regarding the St. Louis event can be found here: https://my.cupids.org/cur/city/stlouis

Staff

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