About the run

ABOUT CUPID’S UNDIE RUN

Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile(ish) run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $1.3 Million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us double it for 2014!

Festivities start 2 hours before the run on Saturday, February 15th 2014*, then we run/dance around the streets and come back for post-race festivities and awards. Check your city’s page for specifics on event times.

*Denver will take place on Feb 8th & Australian runs will take place on Feb 9th.

MORE NEW CITIES FOR 2014!

New cities! Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boise, Charleston, Silicon Valley, Omaha, Kansas City, Mason City, Raleigh & Lousiville!

 

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain. Currently, there is no cure for NF and there are frighteningly few treatment options. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity that prides itself on efficiency, spending 82.4% of its revenue on program expenses and less than 8% on administrative costs.

NF affects roughly 1:3,000 births in the U.S. and is in desperate need of new discovery, which is why 100% of funds raised through Cupid’s Undie Run go directly to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is to advance peer-reviewed research to develop treatments and cures for NF; support persons with NF and their families by making thorough and accurate information readily available; to assist in developing clinical centers and best practices to improve access to quality healthcare for those who live with NF; and expand public awareness of NF to improve diagnoses, increase understanding of the challenges that NF presents, and encourage support for NF research.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Register for Cupid’s Undie Run! You can fundraise as an individual, start a team, or join a team that’s already been created. 

Prizes are better than ever this year! Custom undies, VIP open-bar, embroidered bathrobes, Timbuk2 messenger bags or backpacks, romantic getaways… tons of cool stuff for doing your good deed and fundraising for such a great cause. With facebook and twitter, fundraising is easier than ever!

HOW TO START A TEAM

Want to get the gang together for some real team bonding? Team costumes, take a shot at the team fundraising competition (and prizes!), seeing your friends in their undies… what’s not to love?!

When registering, just choose the “start a team” option. All team members have to register individually, just tell them your team name so they can choose it from the dropdown when they are registering. Fundraising totals from all team members will go towards the team total plus each person will still be eligible for individual prizes. Win-win!