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Monday, November 8, 2010

Naked Running?

Some of you may recall the post I did a couple of weeks ago about the High Heels Dash which raises money for the Frannie Peabody Center in Portland, Maine.

 I stumbled (which is what I would have done in the High Heel Dash!) upon another unique fundraiser.   This one is the Fig Leaf Five K which takes place every April in Dawsonville, Georgia.



It's what you'd call a real "laid back" competition.  Participants can run, or walk; wear clothes or not.  However, the attitude for many is "Show off what you've worked so hard for!"  The early entry fee is $20.00.  Anyone who signs up after the early fee deadline--that was April 13 for 2010--must pay $25.00.  All funds raised benefit the American Cancer Society.

The race is held at the Paradise Valley Nudist Resort in the mountains of Georgia, which advertises itself as an eco-friendly clothing optional vacation community.  Race participants are welcome to enjoy the amenities the facility has to offer.


The resort has 3 pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, tennis courts, hiking trails, table tennis, and a night club with a full bar.  Resort etiquette requires that you bring a towel to sit on.


It is suggested that you may want to wear sneakers or running shoes and socks for the race...it's easier on the feet.  Lots of sunscreen is a must.  If you're racing nude, chances are you are exposing parts of your body to the sun that haven't been exposed to much sunshine in the past.  Protecting yourself from sunburn is essential! 


If you decide to participate in the Fig Leaf 5K, you can get more information by clicking on the link.  It's a good cause, and could be great fun for some. 

(Do not confuse this race with the "Drop Your Draws and Run Wild Race," hosted by the Underwearness of Denver, Colorado,  although this race, too, is for a good cause.  Participants are asked to donate new, packaged underwear for children in need.)



Note:  If nudity isn't your thing, and you need a t-shirt to wear, check out the tees at the Wrestling With Retirement Gift Shop!


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21 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This is my kind of event!

ethelmaepotter! said...

O - kay. I am shaking my head over this one.

You know, I'm betting that the northern Georgia mountain country is still a bit on the cool side in April. Either most people will be wearing clothes, or there are going to be a lot of men-who-aren't-particularly-proud-of-what-they're-showing.

And the naked guy in the pink float? Unh-uh. Is he trying to be a centaur or a Renoir ballerina?

I am still shaking my head.

Rose said...

so cute. how soon did you say we had to sign up? rose

Brian Miller said...

haha ethel....seriously what kinda pose is that...

actually they make these little umbrellas that help with the sunburn...and at least its not the cross country version b/c then you have a section through the woods and have to worry about lots of other things...not that i know from experience or anything...err....

Gaston Studio said...

Woohoo Eva, definitely my kind of fundraiser... when I was younger! Go Georgia!

DJan said...

Running (or even walking fast) for ladies of the DD cup variety who leave their bras behind is PAINFUL even to contemplate! :-)

glnroz said...

do they have bleachers? hehe

natalee said...

love this!!! i missed you while I was away.... im so not entering..lol

Michelle Saunderson said...

I am thinking since this is a cancer fundraiser that they should have dermatologist on hand that will examine those moles that you cannot see with clothes on...just a thought...lol.

Bossy Betty said...

Hummm...And I thought my spandex bodysuit was too revealing!

Steven Anthony said...

I'm so gonna join this! :)

David Waters said...

for all the onlookers saftey I think I'll keep my bum covered;) lol

Jen said...

Sun glasses [for onlookers] would not be sufficient if I were there.......blinding...all that "jello" bouncing....eewww....I think I would make a donation instead!!!!

Unknown Mami said...

You are always so good at keeping us informed about these interesting events.

You should carry a "Wrestling with Retirement" sunscreen.

Joann Mannix said...

I live near a town here in Florida that is famous for its nudist resorts.

My husband provides benefit plans to corporations. A few years back one of the resorts called him and wanted him to give them a proposal. He made an appointment to meet with the head of HR. And on the day of the appt, he brought his business partner with him. Oh, and he "forgot" to tell his partner they were going to a nudist resort. He said the look on his partner's face was priceless. The first people they saw when they pulled in were nudists playing tennis. My first question was, "Where do they hold the balls."

They had little holders around their waist. I can't imagine the flopping!

Eva Gallant said...

Rose: Early April of 2011.

Glen: Just remember to bring your own towel...they don't want your bare butt on their bleachers! lol

Michelle: That's an excellent idea!

Jen: You're allowed to walk...that would result in less bouncing! lol

Pat said...

Ugh! I would have bruises on my face that's for sure! I need SOMETHING to hold my girls down, you know what I'm talking about?

I'm glad to hear they make people carry a towel around as a "courtesy" because there is nothing worse than sitting on somebody's butt stuff. Yuk and double yuk.

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