Annual Cupid’s Undie Run

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Hundreds drop trou, run for a good cause in Manhattan

February 09, 2019 - 6:25 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Runners dropped their pants and ran toward the finish line for a good cause at the annual Cupid’s Undie Run. Hundreds of people attended the charity run in Hell’s Kitchen in their bedroom best to raise money to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

People of all ages flashed fun panties, speedos, boxer briefs and the smart ones showed off their best long johns, while running in balmy 30-degree weather in the middle of February. Many wore Valentine’s Day themed red and pink attire; some with cupid wings, bows, arrows and tutus.

The 7th annual Cupid Charity event began at noon with music and cocktails at Stage 48. The mile run started and ended at 48th street along the West Side Highway. Our reporter Sweetina Kakar was at the half-way point at 40th street where runners turned back around to the party and heat. She spoke to participants who were enjoying the low temperature. Many runners ran for loved ones and friends who suffer from the condition that does not have a cure yet.

The Cupid Undie Run began in 2010 and was brought to New York in 2012. Since then the charity, partnered with the Children’s Tumor Foundation has raised about $17 million dollars toward the cause. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on the nerves throughout the body, which can lead to blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and cancer.​

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