UNM Collegiate DECA presents the fifth annual UNM Undie Rock ‘n' Run on Thursday, May 2, at Johnson Field. The Undie Rock ‘n' Run is an event where participants shed their clothes and run one mile through main campus in their underwear or comfort clothes. The purpose of the run is to promote school spirit while at the same time bringing awareness to homelessness in our community. The event is free and is open to all UNM students.
"Undie runs are fairly common at college campuses across the country," said Daniel Perry, one of the event organizers and an undergraduate student in business. "But the UNM Undie Run is unique in that it offers participants an opportunity to give back to the community."
The festivities get underway at 8 p.m. at Johnson Field with music by DJ John Kay. The run starts at 9 p.m. at the south end of Johnson Field and will continue along a prearranged route that will take runners by campus landmarks such as the Student Union Building and Zimmerman Library. The event will conclude at Johnson Field with a closing celebration.
Participants are asked to bring new or gently used shirts, pants, shoes and jackets. Clothing shed by the runners will be donated to Joy Junction, a local shelter providing both emergency and longer-term food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and an array of other services for homeless women and families.
For safety reasons, all participants are required to wear running or cross training shoes. Parking is available in A Lot near Redondo Road (South). Security will be present to enforce university policies, and state and local laws.
The UNM Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders.
For more information on the run, visit the official UNM Undie Rock ‘n' Run page on Facebook.
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