Sunday, November 1, 2009
Photo gallery: Hundreds at White Rock Lake strip down for Undy 5000
The event raised more than $100,000 for colorectal cancer and from what we hear, it was a gas.
WHITE ROCK LAKE On the morning of Halloween, White Rock Lake was aflutter with exactly 672 participants gearing up for the Undy 5000. That's right, it's a charity 5K that asks its participants to draw attention to their derrières to raise money for the national Colon Cancer Alliance. They clocked more than $100,000.
The event was marked with moving moments as runners and walkers remembered family members and friends who had died from forms of colon cancer. Casey Rider and her dad, Richard Rider, remembered Kelly Rider Williams, Casey's sister who died from colon cancer in June. The group took an extra moment to remember Williams before kicking off the undy run.
Beth Heffernan (also pictured in the photo gallery) is a two-year colon cancer survivor. She was joined by her doctor and nurse, all in good spirits.
Thirteen-year-old Siaydon Karrington hit the finish line first for the women and took second place overall. First overall and sporting a stylish pair of boxers was Nathan Bugg. (Couldn't help but wonder who was bringing up the ... rear. Poor person must've been the butt of lots of jokes.)
Photos by Elliott Muñoz; posted by Sarah
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