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  • In 1998 three visionaries set out to make history. At the finish of the original Underpants Run, Tim Morris, Chris "Slice" Danahy, and Paul Huddle accept an ovation from the crowd gathered at Lava Java.

    At the 2000 Ironman USA, a group of 40 to 50 runners gathered for Lake Placid's inaugural event.

    The Hog's Breath Café in Penticton was the start and finish line for the first Underpants Run in the Great White North in conjunction with the 2000 Ironman Canada. This was the first event that featured a lone brave woman and a dog - yes, the dog was wearing Underpants.

    The Underpants phenomenon spread to the Mid-West when a group from the Kansas City Triathlon Club decided to do an entire event in their Underpants - nice effort boys.

    HEY! Put on your underpants!! The Sunday night post awards ceremony parties in Kona are notorious for getting a little out of hand but nothing before or since 1998 could compare to the 1:30a.m. mass streak of 30-40 individuals from LuLu's down Alii Drive toward Lava Java. Note - the staff and management of does NOT condone such puerile behavior.


    Hide the Women and Children - AGAIN! It's Kona Underpants Run time!!

    Who? Everyone who happens to be in Kailua-Kona on October 4th, 2001.

    What? The Underpants Run - a protest (of sorts) against the inappropriate wearing of "Speedo" swimsuits during Ironman week to benefit Family Support Services of West Hawaii.

    When? October 4th, 2001 at 8:00a.m.

    Where? Pacific Vibrations 57-05 Likana Ln. / Kailua-Kona, HI 66740 / Ph: 808-329-4140 (right across from Hulihee's Palace on Alii Drive)

    Why? To protest the proliferation of underpants on the streets of Kailua-Kona AND raise money for Family Support Services of West Hawaii.

    What started back in 1998 as the brainchild of Chris "Slice" Danahy, Tim "Muscle" Morris, and Paul Huddle, the Kona Underpants Run has grown from 3 to well over 100 participants.

    This year, we're proud to announce that Duofold has joined Mrs. T's Pierogies and as co-sponsors of this spectacular event. Duofold has generously agreed to supply us with 100-pair of tighty whities which will be available for the donation price of $20.00 (of course, you're welcome to dig a little deeper into your pockets). Every penny will go to Family Support Services of West Hawaii.

    Event rules are the same that they were in '98:

    1. Any version of white "mommy underwear" (also known as tighty whities, y-fronts, briefs, etc.) is permitted. Good sources include Duofold's performance briefs made with Coolmax Alta or any variety of cotton three-packs available at Wal-Mart and other fine stores.
    2. No boxers, long underwear, or stylish Euro-bikini briefs permitted.
    3. Route must be completed by running, walking, or crawling. Heart rate monitors, black or argyle socks, bad hats, and earrings are optional.
    4. While this event is considered a "moderately paced parade" rather than a "race", pacing strategies are up to the participant.
    5. No awards will be presented.
    6. No aid stations will be provided.
    7. Other rules to be decided as issues arise.
    8. Rules committee (Tim Morris, Slice, Huddle, and Roch Frey) reserve the right to make things up as they go along.
    9. All are welcome regardless of age, species (dog's welcome), gender, race, religious beliefs and/or nationality.

    See you there!