Cupid’s Undie Run – Come One, Come All, Come Have a Ball!!

8 Feb


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Bobby Gill, Co-Race Director
Cupid’s Undie Run
301.437.6838
http://www.cupidsundierun.com
bobby@cupidsundierun.com

The Second Annual Cupid’s Undie Run is Sold Out!
Media Passes Still Available to Film the Fun.

Washington, DC – Picture this: Five hundred runners, near freezing temperatures, a Valentine’s Day run on Capitol Hill… in nothing but underwear.

It’s all in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation – the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes painful and debilitating tumors to grow on nerves throughout a child’s body.

The Cupid’s Undie Run, Washington’s first ever undie-only race, is completely sold out again! In last year’s debut event, more than 600 runners strutted their stuff through Washington’s snowpocalyptic streets while reporters and spectators butted elbows to get a peek.

This year, the event’s organizers have outdone themselves. Participants have been competing to raise money and have already amassed over $40,000 with much more expected in the days leading up to the run.

“We were blown away with the turn out and publicity we received last year,” said Brendan Hanrahan, Cupid’s Undie Run’s co-founder.  “We honestly thought it was going to be just us and a few friends. Little did we know we were in the process of creating DC’s signature Valentine event!”

The 1.1-mile underwear run begins and ends at the historic Pour House Bar & Restaurant, where participants will gather for pre and post run festivities including prizes for the top fundraisers and best outfits.

Cupid’s Undie Run Event Schedule for February 12, 2011:

(Noon) Runners gather in their skivvies at the Pour House for pre-run libations
(2:00 p.m.) Roads close and the scantily-clad runners hit the cold streets of DC
(2:30 p.m.) Post-race celebrations begin back at the Pour House with door prizes, drink specials and awards for the top fundraisers

For more information or to donate online, please visit http://www.cupidsundierun.com.  For sponsorship or media inquiries, please contact bobby@cupidsundierun.com.  A few media passes are still available and are required for members of the media wishing to enter the party.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder effecting children that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and sever chronic pain . Today there is no cure for the disease and there are frighteningly few treatment options. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity and prides itself on efficiency, spending 82.4% of its revenue on program expenses and less than 8% on administrative costs.  Neurofibromatosis affects roughly 1:3,000 births in the U.S. and is in desperate need of new discovery, which is why 100% of funds raised through Cupid’s Undie Run goes to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.


Bobby Gill | Director
Cupid’s Undie Run | Benefiting The Children’s Tumor Foundation
bobby@cupidsundierun.com | @CupidRunDC | 301.437.6838

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