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Monday, January 7, 2008

Running Naked Through the Streets of Cleveland Heights

Posted By on Mon, Jan 7, 2008 at 12:45 PM

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A re-enactment of a naked guy running. Just pretend he's doing it in Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Heights residents returning home at midnight on January 1 might have thought they’d consumed bit too much Prosecco when they witnessed a band of naked people streaked down Overlook as part of their 7th annual naked New Years run. The mile run is a tradition at the University of Michigan. So a few years ago organizers, who insist on being nameless due to the nature of the event, decided to resurrect the run here. According to an invitation, the official motto is "Beer before Liquor, never sicker. Beer before run, never had so much fun." But this year, the streakers might have exposed themselves a bit longer than anticipated. Though the organizer promised that the route was “bicycle-odometer certified and field tested,” the front runner, who also happened to be a champion drinker, apparently didn’t get the e-mail. He took the group on a long, directionless route through the streets of Cleveland Heights, which thankfully didn’t loop near any police stations. Finishers were eventually greeted with cheers – and warm blankets by their clothed friends. – Rebecca Meiser
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