“Nearly Naked Mile” streaks across campus
Dylan Dohner, Contributing Writer
October 14, 2013
Filed under Wright Life
Hundreds of skin-clad students wove through campus in the brisk October air wearing swimming trunks, sports bras, underwear and even speedos at Wright State University’s 1st annual Nearly Naked Mile.
The run began between the Student Union and Hamilton Hall at 11 a.m., and from there the runners jogged around sidewalks, beneath Dunbar Library and through the heart of WSU’s campus. The mile concluded where it began at the Union, with pizza, music and “I Ran Nearly Naked” participation shirts inside.
WSU junior Peter Cutler described his choice of attire for the event.
“I heard it was called the ‘Nearly Naked Mile’, and I was looking at it going ‘Alright, I have a couple options here,’” said Cutler. “I could go in a short pair of shorts, or I could go hard and wear something that’s actually nearly naked. So a flesh-colored banana hammock was a good choice.”
Students did not just run for the fun and freedom of it: Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley was there to accept donations of shirts, pants, shorts and shoes throughout.
“I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to run it fast or just take it easy,” said Cody Johnson, a freshman and participant. But he said the competition got the best of him.
Another runner, WSU junior Erica Smith said, “The run was good, and the weather was nice, not too hot. It was a little humid, but still fine. I’d do this again, though. It was fun, and for a good cause.”