There are several posted comments on the main page's Comment Wall suggesting an Underpants Run as inspired by the one in Kona. I find the thread hard to follow on the Comment Wall and I'm not sure a conclusion was reached. It seems like dailene erickson was vocal and had some good ideas for a local charity that could benefit from donations collected for the run. And these folks indicated interest:
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Dailene mentioned the following as potential chartity:
many local fundraisers go toward desarrollo integral de la familia, or DIF. DIF helps the local community in many ways: physical therapy, child and women's sservices, disabled citizens services, etc etc. the first lady is in charge of this and i see her in the gym frequently. i will try to see if her bodyguards will let me chat with her to get this moving. the idea of 1000 or more participants giving 50 or 100 pesos for a 2.5 k i am sure will be well received.
I'm totally in, but not sure if the day, time, and such are firmly defined as I read through the comments. Thought this thread, would make keeping up easier. While I waited to be approved as a member here, I messaged Stephanie Morton @desttwentysix on Twitter. I have been following her for sometime and she is an endurance person in Playa Del Carmen which is across from Cozumel on the mainland. She indicated that the following might be a good charity to consider too:
I don't have any particular bias for either of the suggested charities and just offer this as fodder for consideration. I think having a spokesperson for the charity as Dailene suggested might be possible would be awesome.
Agree. The charity is more important than the souvenir. But, pictures to Facebook and IAMTri will be priceless!
i was in touch with the IM main guy who passed me onto the local coordinator and just sent him another email today. hopefully this can be pulled off.
ok, who out there will coordinate calisthetics? any aerobics instructos out there? and i will get the locals to work on other moves too! :)
Not me. I had to look it up in the dictionary.
I'm from Brazil, and this is a great idea. Please tell me the location and time of the race. We will at least about 10 athletes to the race.
sent an email to the local coordinator and still waiting for his reply. will keep everyone posted as i get info. thanks
Any update on whether this is a go or no go? Don't wanna be only one running down the street in my tighty whities.
as much as i wanted this to be a go, the organizers said it would have to wait til next year. tried to organize with the guy here and no reply. sorry guys. i have not given up, but does not look likely.
doesn't mean you can't parade in them tho owen! doubt anyone would stop you!