The Underpants Run is On Live in 2021! October 7, 2021 #UPRKONA21

IF IT’S THURSDAY RACE WEEK IN KONA, IT’S THE UNDERPANTS RUN!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Live in Kona

Donate for your UPR Gear LIVE or Virtual Participation ***NOTE US Shipping Only

As you all know we went virtual last year due to covid, but we are back and live, in person Thursday October 7th, 2021. Everyone is still welcome to sign up and virtually run along with us in your underpants in your local neighborhood but if you are on the big island of Hawaii, come join us live. 

Check out the “Event Info” page on the site for all the details but here are the basics:

We are keeping the tradition rolling and into its 24th year! It is only a $25 donation and with that you get your choice of a t-shirt from Greenlayer, socks from Beaker Concepts or underpants from Wood Underwear. As well with every donation you also receive a roll of UPR branded K-tape from Medline. We have raffle prizes from our partners including shoes from Hoka, GPS watches from Garmin and Betty Bucks from Betty Designs.

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 fundraiser that has become an integral part of the IRONMAN World Championship event week. Supported by the McMichael family (owners of Pacific Vibrations), Garmin, Hoka, Green Layer, Medline, Betty Designs, Wood Underwear, Big Island Running Co and, 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 23 years we have raised over $330,000 for local charities through donations given towards Underpants branded T-shirts, underpants, hats/visors and socks as well raffle prizes from our partners.

Get your gear, post your pics and tag @underpantsrun on Instagram and follow the fun on Facebook @underpantsrun

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