What could be better than running? Running
with sensible shoes in the nude, of course.
As part of the “Buns Across the Border” series, the Bare Buns Run is hitting Wreck Beach this Sunday to benefit the Wreck Beach Preservation Society, whose mandate is to preserve the shores and forests of Vancouver’s famous nude beach.
So what exactly is the Bare Buns Run?
It’s a 5 km race that you run completely nude, in the spirit of Wreck Beach. The Wreck Beach Preservation Society aims to keep the beach in its most natural state, so you must run in your most natural state.
The race will be divided into male and female categories, as well as the following age groups: under 12, 13 to 16, 17 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 55, 56 to 65, and 66 plus.
Forming teams to represent your group or company is encouraged by the event organizers. Not much of a runner? Not to worry, walkers and families are welcome in the slowpoke category.
The run will take place along the sands of the low tide, and people come from around the world to bare it all on the beach.
Think you have what it takes? Registration takes place the day of between 8 and 9:30 am and starts at $20.
Where: Wreck Beach – Pacific Spirit Regional Park, UBC, Vancouver
When: Sunday, July 17; registration is at 8 am, race starts at 10 am
Cost: $25 for an adult, $20 for a senior or anyone under 19