Organisers of charity fun runs keep coming up with new and novel ideas to attract runners for their events. The latest is the “Cupid’s Undie Run” where runners worldwide swap their running pants for undies in a Valentine’s Day run for charity.

On Sunday 9 February, Sydneysiders clad in nothing but their best pair of undies and cupid-inspired outfits, will paint the town red for Cupid’s Undie Run. Starting at noon with a pre-race party at Bungalow 8, the world’s largest organised underwear run raises funds for the Children’s Tumour Foundation. The brief 1.5km run will take place along Barangaroo at 2pm, followed by festivities and prizes.

Participants are known for their creative costumes, inspired by all things Valentine’s Day and the event’s motto “I’m With Cupid”. Organiser Lee Mackie said “Guys will shave hearts into their chests, girls will wear wings and tutus – it’s a fun time from beginning to end”.

Funds raised will help CTF in Australia and the US fund research and provide vital support services for the millions living with Neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition currently with no cure, that causes tumours to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing debilitating, life-limiting side effects.

Registration starts at $30 and includes a race day t-shirt. Participants can earn custom Cupid’s undies and VIP Open Bar status by fundraising. Event and registration details on

Sandra Tiltman 

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