Sun Devils strip down for 6th annual Undie Run

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by Andrew Michalscheck

Video report by Jason Volentine

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 9:41 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Several thousand ASU students stripped down for a good cause this week.

On Tuesday evening, ASU celebrated the last day of classes with the sixth annual Undie Run.

The goal of the event, which features students running in their underwear, is to collect clothes that will be donated to charity.

While it doesn’t cost anything to take part in the Undie Run, students who don’t donate the clothes they are wearing and bring two cans of food aren’t allowed to take part.

Tuesday’s run was hoping to collect 5.5 tons of clothes, which would be one ton more than was brought in last year.

The first ASU Undie Run was held in 2008, and it has quickly became a popular end of the year event for Sun Devil students.

The Undie Run did garner some negative press in 2011 when two ASU wrestlers were caught on camera fighting.

But one isolated incident hasn't stopped ASU students from making the Undie Run a fun way to celebrate the end of another year while helping the local community.

For more information about ASU’s Undie Run visit www.asuundierun.com.
 

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