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Jen Burn Monday, 05 March 2012 12:45 TWEET COMMENTS 0

Bare Buns

Is running nude in your future?

Think back to those blessed, golden, childhood days when streaking ...

Photo by Jack Gesheidt

Think back to those blessed, golden, childhood days when streaking around the front yard half clothed (probably through a sprinkler) was pure bliss. Now, with societal norms and pesky laws forbidding nudity, adults aren’t afforded that same freedom to bare it all. That is, until you sign up for a bare-buns race, which may change how you view running and public nudity.

Running nude takes balls. It is edgy, it is different, it is appealing to push your comfort-zone limits. For those who are comfortable in the most natural state, simply removing textile restraint means freedom. “Our runs are about feeling the sun on your skin, about feeling how wholesome and good for the soul it is,” says Judy Williams, race director for the Wreck Beach Bare Buns Run in Vancouver, British Columbia, who prefers to be called a naturist. “There is no judgment, just appreciation for being the way nature intended.”



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