07 . Oct . 2016
Thursday before the Ironman World Championship had the Underpants Run, a fun-run that raises money for local charities. Conceived in 1998 by Chris Danahy, Tim Morris and Paul Huddle as a protest against wearing Speedos in inappropriate places, it hasmorphed into an oficial Ironman World Championship pre-event ice breaker and local fund raiser.
The $25 donation includes a really nice kit from the run’s sponsors. Since its first edition, the event has raised over $270,000 for local charities. The last several years raised even more money by adding optional raffles – in 2016, the raffle prizes included two Garmin 735xt GPS units, Hoka shoes and Wood undies.
Check out the fun-run image gallery!