Seahawks pride was on display.

 Ready to run. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren Flowers, chocolates, and cards might

Ready to run. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Flowers, chocolates, and cards might be enough for most folks on Valentine’s Day. But for a special breed of Seattleite, the Hallmark holiday is not complete until they have paraded through the streets of Fremont in their drawers and g-strings.

That’s exactly what hundreds gathered this past Saturday to do during the annual Cupid’s Undie Run, a charity fun-run benefiting The Children’s Tumor Foundation. The organization is researching a cure to Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder in which tumors grow on the nervous system, causing chronic pain, blindness, and learning disabilities.

Those who stripped down on Saturday raised tens of thousands for the organization, nevermind getting a rare opportunity to run through Fremont in your bedroom’s finest as well as enjoy some post-run drinks and dancing at the Fremont Ballroom bar.

The charity run took place in 30 cities in 2014, raising $2.8 million. It expanded to 38 for 2015, with a goal of raising $5 million.

See the full slideshow of Saturday’s run here.

Waiting on a friend. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

It begins. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Troll versus Batman. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren




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Clad in full Valentine’s Day attire, a man checks his phone while waiting for the race to begin.

A woman recoils from some cold paint as she readies for the race.

A couple embraces before the run.

The intensity was palpable.

Liquid courage is imbibed.

Hundreds take to the sidewalks around Fremont as the race begins.

These gents stop by the ever-popular Fremont Troll for a photo op.

Scantily-clad runners take to the streets of Fremont for the 4th annual Cupid Undie Run on February 14, 2015.

Scantily-clad runners take to the streets of Fremont for the 4th annual Cupid Undie Run on February 14, 2015.

Runners make their way down the Burke-Gilman trail.

Runners make their way down the Burke-Gilman trail.

A couple comes into the home stretch on North 36th Street in Fremont.

Runners wait for a car to pass before continuing.

Runners wait for a car to pass before continuing.

Runners wait for a car to pass before continuing.

Runners wait for a car to pass before continuing.

Runners wait for a car to pass before continuing.

Runners cross North 36th Street, much to the surprise of drivers.

The race over, participants celebrate with drinks at the bar.

A runner shows her friend a Batman-themed Valentine given to her by another runner.

The running done, the dancing begins.

The running done, the dancing begins.

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