Chicago Cupid Undie Run 2016 Photo: Cupid's Undie Run

Don Your Victoria’s Secret Laciest During This Valentine’s Day Chicago Charity Run

Running outside (in the city!) in my Victoria’s Secret lace sounds a little extreme—extreme like the weather we tend to have in February.

No, no one is taking my clothes. But you and I might be rethinking them during Valentine’s Day  Victoria’s Secret sales.

With all of this extra sleepwear, what’s a single girl to do?

We brainstormed and slumber parties were totally part of the list. But, we thought we could use our Victoria’s Secret laciest to draw attention and raise funds for a greater good.

My friend, Maddy Osman (@MaddyOsman), created the answer: use your Victoria’s Secret sleepwear for charity this Valentine’s Day Weekend in Chicago’s Annual Cupid’s Undie Run.

I know you’ve been working out and need an excuse to show for your January New Year’s Resolution progress.

Lace and Other Details:

Running should be fun and nothing will give you a rush like running in your bedroom’s best.

The fun begins on Saturday, February 13, 2016, in Chicago.

  • Noon – Doors open & the party starts!
  • 1:00 PM – Awards ceremony
  • 2:00 PM – Cupid’s Undie Run
  • 3:30 PM – Earned “open bar” closes
  • 4:00 PM – Bag check closes, Cupid’s officially ends

Is There An Open Bar?

I tried to answer your most important questions first.

So, yes my Chicago cocktail queens and cosmo lovers, there will be an open bar. All you have to do is spread the word (aka share this article or bring up its contents during happy hour) and raise $250. Full Disclosure and Rewards for top charity fundraisers are here. 

What to Wear:

In all soberness, I wouldn’t wear lace to a race. But to each her own.

Chicago runners get creative and wear onesies or sport’s bras or as the name call’s for, underwear.

There is even Cupid’s Undie Run merchandise that you can purchase or use for inspiration.

Note: You don’t need to go shopping at Victoria’s Secret for this charity run.

Cupid's Undie Run Chicago 2016 Photo: Cupid's Undie Run
Cupid’s Undie Run Chicago 2016 Photo: Cupid’s Undie Run

Picture Everyone in What Room in Their Underwear?

You’ll be running in Wrigleyville. And trust me, Wrigleyville has seen crazier things than you and your underwear.

Starting at John Barleycorn (3524 N. Clark Street) you will run a lap around the under construction, Cub’s Stadium, as you enter the streets of Chicago’s most flamboyant and lively.

Cupid’s Undie Run Official Map

Going The Distance For Love:

It’s a brief run. BIG party.

You don’t have to walk 1,000 miles or even 500 miles. It’s one mile, babes. We can do it (though maybe not without a sports bra).

You, Me and Who?

Like the confident woman I know you are, you can run alone. But, you can also make it a group effort and raise money for Cupid’s Undie Run in Chicago by registering as a team.

And, no, Chicago isn’t the only city participating.

Cupid has expanded his reach and put the love spell on San Diego, Milwaukee, Virginia Beach, Miami and Salt Lake City,  Vancouver, Canada and Gold Coast, Australia.

Charity Run:

Feel like there’s no one who wants your love this Valentine’s Day Weekend? Think again.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation will benefit from your race donations. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research.

The founders created this charity running event with a clothing optional twist for a reason:

We run in our undies because people with NF can’t cover up their tumors. They can’t put clothes on to feel more comfortable, so why should we?

Children with the genetic disorder, Neurofibromatosis (NF) develop tumors. These tumors lead to several problems including:

  • blindness
  • deafness
  • learning disabilities
  • severe chronic pain

$3.5 MILLION was raised last year for The Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Join the Fun and help double it for 2016!

P.S. Your company might match your charity donation!

Cupid’s Calling: Sign-up Now:

You may be wearing less, but you can save more if you sign-up early!

Register by February 5, 2016: $45

February 6, 2016 – Chicago Race Day: $55

P.S. All team members have to register individually, so just tell your friends your team name and they can choose it from the drop-down when they register.

An Extra Race Discount for my Windy City Cosmo Loves:

I don’t have a bow and arrow like cupid, but I do have a special EXTRA discount for you.

Get 10% off registration with code “CHICUR$”!

Bonus: It’s your first charity race of the year.

I just might be the girl in the pink robe this Valentine’s Day Weekend running down the streets of Chicago. Share the love and the Chicago event invite by tagging @WindyCityCosmo on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and use the hashtag: #EndNF.

Skimp On the Clothes, Not Your Charity Donation:

Windy City Cosmo will be racing this Saturday, February 13, 2016. Help support by donating here so we can help children like Kelsey, who has been fighting for her health and her life since 3 years old.

You can always, donate here to help The Children’s Tumor Foundation and keep the Victoria’s Secret lingerie and (how you look in them) to yourself.

xoxoxo

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