IF IT’S THURSDAY IN KONA, IT’S THE UNDERPANTS RUN!
The tradition continues into its 20th year! It is only a $25 donation and with that you get your choice of a hat or visor from Headsweats, t-shirt from Greenlayer, socks or underpant. Please sign up early and let everyone know who will be in Kona about this great event and to come out and help us put the Kona Underpants Run on the map and raise money for the local charities!
The run conceived of in 1998 by Chris Danahy, Tim Morris, and Paul Huddle as a protest against wearing Speedos in inappropriate places (stores, restaurants, etc.) has morphed into an IRONMAN pre-event ice breaker and local fund raiser that has become an integral part of the Ironman World Championship event week. Supported by the McMichael family (owners of Pacific Vibrations), Head Sweats, Garmin, Hoka, Green Layer, Wattie Ink, Betty Designs, Wood Underwear, Big Island Running Co and, obviously, Multisports.com, the event continues to grow with the mission of having a little fun while giving back to this great local community.
Over the past 20 years we have raised over $270,000 for local charities through donations given towards Underpants branded T-shirts, hats/visors and socks. The last several years we raised even more money and will do so again this year through a raffle for two Garmin 735xt GPS units, Hoka shoes and Wood undies. You can purchase raffle tickets at the IRONMAN expo and on event morning at the event until start time at 7:30am. (rear parking lot of the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel)