Cupid’s Undie Run is still looking for more numbers ahead of Sunday’s event, with the current indications showing that sign-ups are well below last year’s attendance.
Almost 30 runners have signed-up for Children’s Tumour Foundation fundraiser, well below last years turn-out that saw over 60 people run around Kings Parade in their underwear.
And if participants are nervous or concerned about running from Machattie Park to The Oxford Hotel in nothing but their shoes and undies, they can wear shorts or pants over them.
Participants are also not required to run during the event, being able to take it at their own pace.
Event organiser Amy Toole is encouraging more participants to sign up.
“All money raised is for Neurofibromatosis. Unfortunately, there’s no cure. The money raised goes to support kids that go on camps and are in hospital,” she said.
“It gives family hope during a tough time.
“The numbers have been a bit disappointing for Bathurst. I’ve been trying hard to get the word out there.
“I don’t have kids but say if it was someone else kids, wouldn’t you want to help them out where possible?”
I’ve been trying hard to get the word out there [for the event].Cupid's Undie Run organiser Amy Toole
She said she has approached some local identities about taking part, but is still lacking support from the local community.
This year’s run will start at 10am and registration can be done online at www.cupidsundierun.com.au or on the day.
It only costs participants $30, paying their tee-shirt and undies.
There will be awards for the best dressed male and female.
The Children’s Tumour Foundation is the leading national non-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds, awareness and support for Neurofibromatosis.
Neurofibromatosis is a condition that causes tumours to form in the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
Bernardi’s IGA manager Geoff Bottom sits on the board of the CTF and was the driving force behind bringing the Undie Run to Bathurst.
CTF works to raise funds to further world-class research conducted at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.