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Press Release


May 3, 2010

Albuquerque, N.M. The UNM Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents UNMs second annual Undie Rock'n' Run on Thursday, May 6th 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 event was originally scheduled for April 29th, but high winds and low temperatures forced organizers to postpone the event by one week.

The purpose of the run is to promote school spirit and relieve stress before finals while collecting clothes for charity. The event is free and is open to all UNM students.

"Undie runs are fairly common at college campuses across the country," says Amanda Solosky, one of the event organizers and a graduate student in marketing. "The UNM Undie Run stands out from all the rest in that it offers participants an opportunity to give back to the community."

The festivities get underway at 8:00 p.m. at Johnson Field with live music from The Harlow Defense. The run starts at 9:00 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, Popejoy Hall, and Zimmerman Library. The event will conclude at Johnson Field with a community social.

Participants are asked to bring new or gently used shirts, pants, shoes, jackets, and blankets. 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). UNM Police will be out to enforce university policies, and state and local laws.
For more information, visit the official UNM Undie Rock 'n' Run page on Facebook.


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