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As If You Needed an Excuse to Run Around in Your Underwear

Patrick Michels
Somebody's mighty impressed with himself.
Somebody's mighty impressed with himself.
Somebody's mighty impressed with himself.

Hundreds of runners turned out Saturday morning, many just wearing a pair of shorts, for the Undy 5000, billed as a "brief" run to fight colon cancer. Runners were encouraged to race around White Rock Lake in their underwear for the 5K, a benefit for the Colon Cancer Alliance. This is not the same race during which three people were injured, including Dallas Morning News local news editor Eric Nelson, when a driver ran into pedestrians following a race; that occurred yesterday, during the Dallas Running Club's half-marathon.

The runners Saturday morning included colon cancer survivors, family members of those fighting the disease, and a few who just like stripping down and running around in public. Sounds a little too much like a breeding ground for football game streakers, but it was all for a good cause. Check out more photos in our slide show here. --Patrick Michels


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