FAQ

Registration
How much does it cost to register?

Entry for Cupid’s Undie Run in all cities is $60.

Can children attend Cupid’s Undie Run?

Cupid’s Undie Run in 2018 does not have a strict age restriction. However, due to the nature of the event it has been planned to appeal to people aged 18 and over. There will be no registration options or merchandise provided to people under the age of 18. We will not be providing entertainment or catering for people under the age of 18. We request that if you do wish to bring anyone under the age of 18, that you let your local race director know and ensure that they are adequately supervised at all times. It is up to the individual discretion of parents to determine whether they feel Cupid’s is a suitable event for a child to attend.

Do you have to run in just your underwear?

No! At Cupid’s we understand that not everyone wants to Dare to Bare. We love costumes! The more outrageous the better! Come in a tutu, a superhero outfit or your BONDS undies on the day, as long as you are there, we are happy!

Will the event merchandise be posted to me?

If you would like your event merchandise to be posted to you, while registering you must select the postage option, which will add $9.95 to the cost of your ticket. This will ensure that your Bonds undies, Cupid’s shirt, temporary tattoo and any fundraising merchandise you earn, is sent to your nominated address.

Is there a postage cutoff date for registration?

If you register after the 18th of January, you will be required to collect your event merchandise on the day of Cupid’s from your Race Director. This is due to postage and handling time restrictions. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their BONDS undies and merch!

The Charity
Where does the money go?

Donations to Cupid’s Undie Run benefit the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF). For more information on CTF, please see About the Charity.

Are donations tax deductible?

Absolutely!  The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status, so any donation of $2 or more is fully tax-deductible. (Please note donations are only tax-deductible when the donation is a true gift only, and not to funds raised through fundraising activities where there is a material benefit or advantage, such as the sale of raffle tickets or merchandise. Donations in this case are not tax-deductible.)

Does the Children’s Tumour Foundation only support children living with Neurofibromatosis?

The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is the only charity that supports both children and adults with Neurofibromatosis.

What is Neurofibromatosis (NF)?

NF is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumours to grow on nerves throughout the body. It is NOT cancer. The tumours that grow are typically benign, but in some cases they can turn malignant.

In NF, tumours can develop just underneath the skin’s surface and cause visible external growths, or they can grow deep within the body and affect major organs. NF can lead to a range of complications including deafness, blindness, paralysis, physical deformities, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities and chronic pain. Occurring in 1 in 3000 births (approx 2 million worldwide), there is no cure and sadly very few treatment options.

For more information about NF, please see the NF fact sheet.  To meet some of the affected by NF near you, check out the NF Hero section of our site.

Race Day
What should I bring on Race Day?

ID and undies in Sydney but all other cities you will pick up on the day. The rest is optional. We’ll have cloak desks at each venue where our volunteers can look after any gear you have, but try to keep it light so you don’t accidentally lose anything or have stuff get lost in the bag shuffle.  Plus we don’t take responsibility for your belongings if they get lost so we say run with your phone!

Oh, and try to plan where you’ll keep your ID/phone/etc. while you’re out running the streets. A baggie into your undies?  Gross, but it works.  Stuffing into your socks? That works. Fanny packs are always hilarious too.

Is Cupid's Undie Run a race?

Cupid’s Undie Run is a fun run, not a race.  It is not timed, there are no timing chips or race bibs. There are no individual race winners except in Melbourne we know you guys are competitive, only top fundraisers. If you are competitive at heart, we suggest you put some of that competitiveness to see if you have what it takes to become a top fundraiser!

Are spectators allowed in the venue?

No, only registered participants will be allowed in the venue. We will be pushing capacity, so no exceptions. Spectators are encouraged to line the race course and cheer on all their friends, family, and strangers. Someone’s gotta take the pictures, after all!

What if it rains?

Cupid’s Undie Run will happen rain, hail or shine. It’s only a kilometre or so. You can do it! If there is a weather emergency we will act accordingly. Keep an eye on your city pages and emails for alerts, and be following Cupid’s Undie Run Oz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates!

What hashtags can I use for my event photos on social media?

The hashtags we use are

#CupidsUndieRun #ImWithCupid #Dare2Bare #CelebrateDifference #EndNF #ConquerNF

Can I volunteer to help on the day?

Yes! We would love your help.
Please contact Rachel.Skelton@ctf.org.au

Teams
How do I join a team?
  1. On the Registration Page, you will see ‘Create of Join a Team (Optional)’. Click Create a team.
  2. Insert your team name and the e-mail addresses of anyone you would like to be on the team. They will be e-mailed asking them to join your team.

If you forget to list an e-mail in this space, don’t worry! Anyone who wasn’t included will be able to search for your team name and join when they sign up. Just make sure you let any latecomers know what your team name is.

What does a team captain do?

A Team Captain defaults to the person who started the team.  They have the ability to edit the team page and fundraising goal.  They can also email all of their team members for things like fundraising encouragement/strategising, planning race-day costumes, meeting locations, etc.


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