Chris Maples, a senior psychology major and publicity chair for the Ambassadors, said the goal behind the Nearly Naked Mile is for each runner to donate at least one article of winter clothing in order to participate. Maples said the donated clothing would benefit people at the Hospitality House of Boone, an organization that serves the homeless in Boone. Maples said that the Nearly Naked Mile will be an ongoing event, and this year was the first time it has been held during homecoming kickoff.
Police and university officials are trying to shut down the unofficial campus tradition, saying it's too hazardous. They warn that anyone participating in the run will be subject to arrest. The Naked Mile was initiated in by a dozen U-M athletes, and the annual streak through the campus and surrounding area lived on as a means of celebrating the school's last day of classes.
Spring is in the air, and all thoughts are turning toward Wednesday, when — if tradition has anything to say about it — University of Michigan students, especially outgoing seniors, will turn to the streets, shed some clothing and make a celebratory run for it. Some will run to say their goodbyes to the university and their undergraduate years here. Others will run to celebrate the passing of another year and the coming of another summer.
Updated: August 6, pm. Montana Tech students will be taking off their clothes and running a mile through campus for the school's inaugural "Half Naked Mile" fun run. The event, sponsored by the Montana Tech Foundation, will feature students running half naked through campus for up to a little less than a mile. Proceeds of the event will go towards the "Safe Ride Program" which allows Butte bar patrons to receive a free taxi ride home after drinking alcohol.
Vincent de Paul. Vincent de Paul gathered a substantial number of participants. Fifth-year chemical engineering student Emma Lowe is co-chair of the Cincinnatus Honorary Society, the organization responsible for facilitating the run every year.
The Naked Mile began in the mid 's as a celebration of the last day of classes for University of Michigan students. The first Naked Mile, started by a small group of students, ran naked on westbound S. Univeristy from Washtenaw through the Diag to the Administration building.
Every year since i have been in Ann Arbor on the last day of classes at the U. It was a tradition started a while ago by the crew team, that started around midnight and they would run through part of the city and across the diag. People would line the streets to cheer them on.
As part of this weekend's events, scores of students participated on Friday in the Nearly Naked Mile, where community service was the focus of a fun run. According to the school's websitenew or lightly-worn clothes for local homeless shelters were collected at the event. Clothing such as "undergarments, bathing suits, boxer shorts, t-shirts, shorts, tank tops and camisoles" was suggested. The goal of the run was to demonstrate the challenges faced by homeless people across Massachusetts who don't have appropriate clothing as winter approaches.
I bet you've heard of schools doing an undie run or a naked mile. It's about rebelling against the system that gave you an 8 A. It's about feeling totally free and living the college lifestyle.
As the constant rain which soaked Asheville for days slowed to a light drizzle, not an inch of exposed skin was safe from the bitter wind. Farris, took place on Thursday, kicking off homecoming weekend. According to Farris, the planning for the event began last semester and the nearly naked mile normally takes place in the fall semester, but this year, they decided to change it up and hold it during the spring.