The University of Redlands ASUR, the Associated Student Body of the University of Redlands, has announced the University’s very first Undie Run. The event will take place at Hunsaker Plaza on Friday, April 5 from 6-8 p.m.
The Undie Run originated as an unofficial student-driven tradition at Chapman University. However, ASUR has decided to take this foreign tradition and give it a Redlands philanthropic twist. Future ASUR President for the next academic year, Jacob Miner explained:
“Social affairs is bringing it here for fun in a positive, organized manner!”
ASUR aims to use the event to serve local organizations by expanding the event to a clothing drive. Angel’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that seeks to aid middle school and high school students in Redlands by providing access to clothing and similar essential items. The charity accepts donations and is run entirely by the support of the community. ASUR plans to donate clothing from the drive to a second local organization but is still in the process of confirming.
Participants of the Undie Run will have the opportunity to donate clothing of any attire. It has been encouraged that students show up to the event wearing whatever they intend to donate. As students arrive, they can choose to donate their clothing prior to their run or after. Miner stated,
“Come run in whatever you’re comfortable in—doesn’t have to be underwear!”
Social Affairs has designed a course that will guide participants through some popular locations on campus before finishing at the Admin building. The event will have food, free t-shirts, and music. More information on Angel’s Closet is available on the organization’s website.
Photo contributed by Redlands Bulldog photographer Gavin Navarro.