Cupid’s Undie Run returns Feb. 14 and XFINITY Live! is ground zero again this year. The doors open at noon and the party starts immediately, with the run scheduled for 2 p.m. The official closing is 4 p.m., but expect it to go on a while. If you raise $250 or more, you’re considered a VIP and you get open bar the entire four hours, so start passing the hat. There are lots of other perks and giveaways.
Teams are the meat and potatoes of the run. It’s about having fun with friends and raising money for a good cause. This isn’t a race with prizes for the fastest; it’s really just a fun run. So get a team together, get yourself a bar, restaurant or other business to pledge some bucks and go run in your underwear.
Not a runner but want to sneak a peek? The 1.5-mile route has legs on Pattison Avenue and Broad Street so those are fine places to go be a voyeur. You can’t get into the party unless you’re registered as an undie runner and collected at least $1. Going as a spectator or cheering on a friend is a way to play. The organizers also need a lot of volunteers. This is a nonprofit venture after, all: Money raised goes to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
To run, pledge or volunteer, go to cupids.org.
Winter boredom breakers
Tabu is hosting a Jocks & Nerds party 9 p.m. Jan. 31 to raise money for Stonewall Philadelphia. Stonewall has made a huge impact on recreational sports with kickball, dodgeball and volleyball all joining the LGBT sports scene. There are costs involved in every endeavor, and Stonewall is no exception. For the great job they’re doing, drop by and give some money.
Think “Breakfast Club” and dress up as your favorite nerd, jock or princess. There are prizes for best costume and team awards. Expect a few pop-up performances during the night and probably some hot shorts, singlets and Clark Kents as well.
There are a couple of blues busters at Boxers too. The Gryphons RFC is holding its first Saturday party there starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Want to see how tough these guys are? Head out to Pepper Middle School, 2901 S. 84th St., around 11 a.m. that day and check out the Gryphons’ boot camp.
The other Boxers party is the bachelor auction benefiting AIDS Law Project. It is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Break out that gift card you haven’t used from Christmas and buy yourself a man. Prospective bachelors can be checked out on Facebook by doing a search of V15 Bachelor Auction.
And then, of course, there’s the Super Bowl. Pick a bar, any bar.
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