Cupid’s Undie Run is coming back to San Francisco! Start the day with drinking and dancing, jog about a mile in your undies, and then finish the day with a wild dance party. Join the fun and help raise money to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue. Read on for more details about SF’s version of this beloved national event.
Cupid’s Undie Run in San Francisco
SF’s run is hosted by Woodbury, a lively sports bar right near Oracle Park in SoMa. The party will go from 12-4pm on February 18th, with the run itself happening around 2pm. If the running part has you second-guessing, not to worry — SF’s route is only about 3/4 of a mile long, looping around 2nd, King, and Townsend Streets. And once you finish the course, you can party for the rest of the afternoon with your fellow runners.
Participants can now register for Cupid’s Undie Run as an individual or as a team. Once registered, you’ll receive a link to your personal fundraising page so you can start spreading the word and raising money. Fundraising prizes include commemorative sunglasses, t-shirts, undies from MeUndies, a fuzzy blanket, open bar access, and more.
About Cupid’s Undie Run and neurofibromatosis
Back in Washington, D.C. in 2010, a group of do-gooders had a crazy idea to support their friend in the hospital. Drew Leathers had recently been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves in the body. Drew’s brother Chad, joined by Brendan Hanrahan and Bobby Gill, stripped down and ran through the chilly D.C. air with the goal of raising money to find a cure for the disease. Drew fought through over 28 surgeries and thousands of hours in the hospital, but unfortunately passed away in 2015.
Cupid’s Undie Run has continued in Drew’s memory for thirteen successful years, spread to thirty cities across the US, and raised over $21.7 million to find a cure for NF. Thanks to the efforts of runners all across the country, the Children’s Tumor Foundation receives essential funds every single year to continue its research into the disease.
San Francisco’s 2023 fundraising goal is $20,000, of which we’ve raised $14,900! Join the fight and help to raise the last $5,100 on February 18th, 2023.