Monday, February 15, 2016

Oh, what I'll do for charity - Cupid's Undie Run

I have decided there is almost nothing I won't due in the name of charity.  I've jumped out of a plane - twice, I've ran into a frozen lake every December many times, and now I can add running in my underwear in February.  This past Saturday, February 13th, in single digit temperatures, I joined around 400 other individual in Mason City, Iowa for the annual Cupid's Undie Run.  This mile long race raises money for the Children's Tumor Foundation that is dedicated to finding effective treatments for Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research.

Cupid's Undie Run #ImWithCupid #CupidRunMC

As the name suggests, the run takes places every year around Valentine's Day and everyone runs in their undies.  Now, being 26 weeks pregnant I decided to wear a little more than just my underwear.  Who am I kidding, even if I wasn't pregnant I wouldn't be wearing just my underwear.  I did style my exclusive "Cupid's Undie Run" underwear (and socks) over my running leggings though ;)  (I think the pregnant belly actually helped me keep warm during the run!)

Team #AmysGift before Cupid's Undie Run 2016 #CupidRunMC #ImWithCupid
Members of Team #AmysGift
getting ready for the run
L to R: Eric (Amy's brother), Alicia of
The Pork Diaries, Libbey of Life of Lippy,
Donna of and me!
Laura of  Life on SkyView Farms and Angie of
Bee Happy Video were also on the team
but were unable to run with us

This year I ran in memory of my dear friend Amy Hild who passed away last winter.  Amy loved participating the Cupid's Undie Run, so this year a group of the North Iowa Bloggers and Amy's family created a #AmysGift team.  We had so much fun participating in the pre-race activities and running together.  It was a great time to not only raise money for an organization so important to Amy, but also a great time to remember her big smile with members of our team and other runners at the event who also loved and cared for Amy.

Team #AmysGift after Cupid's Undie Run 2016 #CupidRunMC #ImWithCupid
Team #AmysGift after the race with Amy's Parents
Thank you to everyone for your support of our team, and a special thanks to Amy's parents who met with all of us before the race, cheered us on during the race and congratulated us afterwards.  It was great to have them with us throughout the day.

As of this posting, the Mason City Cupid's Undie Run has raised just under $70,000 for the Children's Tumor Foundation.  It'd be great to get our run over $70,000.  Donations are still being accepted this week to go towards our goals!

We want to make #AmysGift efforts even bigger for next year.  So maybe you can help us out with pitching some ideas in the comment section.  We'd like to sell something for people to wear at the race in memory of Amy with the proceeds going to the Cupid's Undie Run.  Remember, some people literally run in just their underwear....  Remember to Comment for a Cause!


  1. I loved that you were part of the #AmysGift team and I wish I could have been there in person but I was cheering you on from afar. Hats off to you guys for doing this and how wonderful to have her brother run with you and have her parents cheer you on!

    1. Thank you for your support of all the individuals on our team!

  2. You rock! I love that you ran with us! It was so much fun!! Now when are you jumping out of a plane again? I'm in! ;)