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August 31, 2015

Fight colon cancer by running in your undies

The Undy Run comes to Philly Sept. 12

Bring attention to colon cancer and those affected by it by joining the Undy Run when it comes to Philadelphia on Saturday, September 12. The "brief" (get it?) 5K run/walk and one-mile fun run benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance and local organizations fighting colorectal cancer.

Runners are encouraged to run in their boxers to bring awareness to the area that colon cancer affects. Depending on the weather or personal preference, participants will often wear their underwear as outerwear, over their running gear, to partake in the funny tradition. 

The 5K is broken into adult (ages 14 and up) and youth (ages 6 to 13) races. The fun run is for all ages and children ages 5 and under are free. 

The race is a fundraiser, so there's still plenty of time to have friends and family sponsor your run for a good cause. At the time of this writing, the top Philly fundraising team has raised over $2,000, and every dollar counts.

2015 Philadelphia Undy Run

Saturday, September 12
9 a.m. | Adults, $35 in advance, $40 the day of. Youth, $30 in advance, $35 the day of. Fun run, $25 in advance, $35 the day of.
Martin Luther King Drive 
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art