Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ridiculous Amount of Fun

Winter - Photo from Pixabay
It was a random Saturday morning last February when my phone started blowing up. "You have to get down here," one friend insisted in a text message.

"Where are you?" another friend asked.

I ignored the first couple of messages. I shrugged off the third and fourth messages, too.

I even assumed that the fifth and sixth messages about this fun run that was happening downtown that day was some kind of a prank.

By the time the eighth text message came in, I was in my car and heading downtown. I was still skeptical about what this Cupid's Undie Run was. However, I had succumbed to a toxic mixture of curiosity and FOMO to put my skepticism aside for at least a few minutes.

And I'm really glad that I did. I only managed to see the tail end of it, but I saw enough to know that the 2018 Cupid's Run in Detroit was simply a ridiculous amount of fun.

I was excited, therefore, to learn that the Cupid's Undie Run will return to Detroit on Saturday, February 9. Things will kick off at noon at The Fillmore (2115 Woodward Ave.) in downtown. There will be a brief (15 minutes or so) run around downtown with most of the participants wearing their colorful underwear. After that, it's back to the Fillmore for more fun.

The entire event raises money for the Children's Tumor Foundation, which funds research into neurofibromatosis or NF. It is also a ridiculous amount of fun and it's for a good cause.

Channel 95.5 captured video evidence of how much fun a previous installment of the Cupid's Undie Run was and I'm embedding it below. From what I hear, this year's installment will be just as much fun if not more so.

The event this year will include music from DJ Prevu. There will also be the usual madness of the pre- and post-run parties at the Fillmore.

And did I mention that Cupid's Undie Run is a ridiculous amount of fun? Yeah, well, it is.

Anyway, more details about the 2019 installment of Cupid's Undie Run can be found on their website, which also has a link to where one can register. Check it all out here.

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