October 09, 2011

Utah Undie Run Sets Guinness World Record

Salt Lake City, Utah (The Weekly Vice) - Utah, a state that's usually known for being a bit more conservative, broke a surprising record last month.

On September 24, 2011, more than 2,270 people stripped down to their underwear to participate in the 2011 Utah Undie Run. Guinness World Records says the surprising turnout trumped its previous record for largest gathering of people wearing nothing but their underwear. In fact, the previous record was beaten by more than 500 participants.

The Utah Undie Run is an event that has been organized to protest the state's "uptight" laws and conservative politics. Nudity, however, was banned by event organizers.

Participants ran from Gallivan Center to the state capitol in Salt Lake City wearing bras, panties, boxer shorts, night gowns or swimwear.

Organizers say the next Utah Undie Run has been scheduled for next August.

Naked and nearly naked protest events have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Here are a few of the events we've covered:

2011 World Naked Bike Ride
2011 No Pants Subway Ride
2010 No Pants Subway Ride
2009 New York Go Topless Day
2009 No Pants Subway Ride
Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride
Boulder Naked Pumpkin Run

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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