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!)
|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 DonnaHup.com 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 the race with Amy's Parents|
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!