189 responses

  1. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed
    May 20, 2012

    so. so. so awesome, the sand bit scares me, though. I mean, not such a good place to get sand.
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  2. Cecilia
    May 20, 2012

    Such an awesome, inspiring thing to do!

  3. Laura
    May 20, 2012

    Wait, is this for serious?!?

  4. kristina
    May 20, 2012

    I’ve been anxiously waiting for this post all morning!! It sounds like it was an amazing experience, and you’ve inspired me to do something that I normally don’t do…run in shorts! I know its nothing in comparison to what you just did, but my legs have always been one of my least favourite parts of my body and hate all the jiggling and grossness that goes along with it. If you can run nude (go girl!), I surely can run in shorts! Thanks for that extra motivation ;)

  5. chelsey
    May 20, 2012

    I have been waiting for this recap all morning!!!! When I saw your tweet I thought you were joking, guess not! Ha! I think in the states we are far too concerned about anything that’s considered taboo, including being naked. Go you for having the courage to actually go through with it!!!

  6. Orla
    May 20, 2012

    I have never had the chance to run a naked race, but I did take part in a naked photo shoot with about 2500 others about 4 years ago. It was part of a Spencer Tunick installation in Dublin and it was something I knew i would never get the chance to do again. It was so liberating. No one was staring or weird – not sure why but I thought there might be a few- but it was really well done. And I have a copy of the picture hanging in my downstairs bathroom for all to see. It is something that everyone should try to do in their life! A bucket list tick! Well done. (not sure I would run naked though — my “girls” are not small enough to run unassisted!! :)

  7. Rachel F
    May 20, 2012

    Awesome! Get it, girl!

  8. brandee
    May 20, 2012

    Way to go! I don’t know if I could do it but it totally rocks that you did!

  9. Ash Bear
    May 20, 2012

    I’m not going to lie- when I saw the Instagram picture I thought you were crazy. After reading this I feel like you’re right. While I’m sure the chafing was no fun I’m sure the tshirt and the memory is an awesome one to have and I think that many readers will be inspired. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll do a race in just a sports bra and call that my nude race. :) Go nurse that chafing and tell Derek he’s a lucky guy that he didn’t come out. I’m sure he wouldn’t have enjoyed seeing a majority male nude race. :)
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  10. Julianna @ Julianna Bananna
    May 20, 2012

    awesome job!!!! something like this is definitely going on my ‘bucket list’ of races!
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  11. Amanda @RunToTheFinish
    May 20, 2012

    LLOOOVE IT!! I have often wondered if I would truly have the guts! I agree that I would probably not even want David to come because it would feel like something I was doing just for me.

    hilarious that you get a shirt though for a nudist run
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  12. Aubrey
    May 20, 2012

    Yikes, I would probably run my fastest time ever! That’s so scary. Major congrats to you for having the courage to do this.
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  13. Stefanie
    May 20, 2012

    That sounds like a great experience. I’m not sure if I’m confident running naked but that is just me. Congrats on the great finish.

  14. dana
    May 20, 2012

    That’s such a cool thing to have on your ‘yeah, I did that’ list in life!
    I think my boobs would have definitely hurt…they sometimes hurt in a non-supportive sports bra. Congrats and kudos to you for your bravery!

  15. Mary
    May 20, 2012

    You’re braver than I am, that’s for sure!
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  16. emily petersen
    May 20, 2012

    wow thats so awesome!!! i think i would def do this! maybe with some friends even! way to go!!

  17. Colleen
    May 20, 2012

    That is awesome! I don’t know if I’d have the power run a race naked. It is amazing when you see people of all shapes and sizes enjoying themselves and not giving a F what other people say. Some days I am like that, but sadly I tend to be on the other side. Need work to on that.

  18. Jamie
    May 20, 2012

    This was such a cool post to read. It was one of my all time favs. You have GUTs girl!!! You should be so proud of yourself for being able to do that. I think it would be so much fun to do… I would have to wear a sports bra though…. girls are too big for nude! :)

  19. Amanda
    May 20, 2012

    Wow! Major props to you – I probably would have chickened out!! Very cool!

  20. Caitlin
    May 20, 2012

    Epic!!!!

  21. Erica
    May 20, 2012

    If you had written this on April Fool’s Day, I would not have believed you. I actually double checked the date. So this is for real?!?! I think I will add it to my bucket list. This scares me more than Tough Mudder.
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  22. Nikki
    May 20, 2012

    Congrats on dropping all your insecurities to complete this race. I am not a runner more marathon walker, so that will not be on my bucket list. but I can attest to showering with other women after hockey has made me feel better about all my lumps and skin. It helped me realize no one is perfect out of clothes. It is reassuring to see. Congrats!
    I wonder if you put on some glide on your thighs next time if it would be better? I am sure the sunscreen didn’t help! :P
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  23. Angie
    May 20, 2012

    I kept waiting for the ‘haha’ to this post, but it was for REAL! Eak, never going to happen for me, but hats off to you (and everything else!).
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  24. Moose
    May 20, 2012

    Congratulations on doing the race. I have done my fair share of streaking but never a real race. Not sure my boys can handle a 5k
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  25. peach
    May 20, 2012

    That is AWESOME! I grew up skinny dipping and running around naked (that sounds awkward) but I’m not sure I’d even have the courage to do this. This will be a great memory :)
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  26. emily
    May 20, 2012

    I am truly inspired by your confidence. I saw on Twitter this morning that you were doing this, and I am seriously, extremely inspired. It makes me realize that I definitely lack some confidence in myself and in my body, and makes me realize that I need to figure this out and be more comfortable and get out there and DO IT!
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  27. Corey @ Learning Patience
    May 20, 2012

    i think you just soared to the top of my blog running buddies AWESOME list! Good 4 you, i would totally do it!

    xoxo from Trinidad
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  28. Errign
    May 20, 2012

    I’m not sure my girls would survive a naked run, but I’d definitely do one in a sports bra! Good for you, Meghann, for conquering your uneasiness :)
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  29. Christine
    May 20, 2012

    Haha this is pretty badass. Way to go!

  30. Jessy
    May 20, 2012

    I’m not usually a reader of your blog, but mayor props for this! I could never do it, so my hat’s off!

  31. Sarah @Blonde Bostonian
    May 20, 2012

    When I saw your tweet this morning I was unsure if this was real! wow – sounds like a pretty cool experience and opportunity. I’ve never been to a nudist resort or have heard of a nude run, but this sounds really interesting. Good for you for joining in on the spirit of it. I don’t know if I would have been as brave.
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  32. Candice
    May 20, 2012

    Seriously that is amazing. I have never heard of such a thing! Good job!
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  33. bobbi
    May 20, 2012

    your amazing I DONT think I could ever do that with my girls :) lol I love you!

  34. Katie
    May 20, 2012

    Way to go! I’m not sure if Minnesota has any nearby nudist colonies, but I would say its something I will consider!

  35. Sloane @ Life Food and Beer
    May 20, 2012

    At first I thought this was a joke. I did not think I would have the courage to run naked, and I am pretty comfortable with my body. Were there people of all ages there?
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    • Meghann
      May 21, 2012

      Yes, people from all ages – young and old. :) There was even a local CrossFit group there of pretty fit looking guys who ended up winning the top spots of the race.

  36. Tammy
    May 20, 2012

    Wo..I thought for sure your post was a joke. Glad that you feel comfortable in your own skin..I could never nor would I ever do that!

  37. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    May 20, 2012

    I loved reading this post! You are so brave. I do think it’s a shame we put so much stock in being nude when it’s the most natural state. Still, I would have to work up some definite guts to be able to do something like this. Way to go!
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  38. Chatmandu
    May 20, 2012

    Im tipping a hat in your direction, great effort.
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  39. Jenn (eating bender)
    May 20, 2012

    I love this, Meghann! You rock. A race like this absolutely terrifies me but after reading your recap I found myself feeling like it would be so freeing to be among people who just don’t care and who are there to have fun with no strings or judgment attached. Major kudos – and yes, cheers for the small “girls,” haha. ;)
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  40. Jennifer Adams
    May 20, 2012

    I am very comfortable with my body and the idea of doing this made me nervous! I give you props for doing it, props for blogging it!! It kind of makes me want to do one too!! Truly awesome!!

  41. Sana
    May 20, 2012

    OMG. That is all.
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  42. Anne Weber-Falk
    May 20, 2012

    Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous.
    I love that you did this. Growing up I was made to feel ashamed of my body. What would people say if I “bounced” around too much or saw all that cleavage? Shame on me. You are a great example for all of us that think we can’t do something. That life is fun and we should live it to the fullest.
    Thank you for that.

  43. Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl
    May 20, 2012

    That is freaking awesome! Kudos to you for doing it. I remember the first time I went to a nudist beach. Was awkward but then became awesome. Glad u had a gr8 time.
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  44. Gina
    May 20, 2012

    You are awesome and epic!! I almost thought this was a joke. How did Derek feel about this? One of the first thoughts that came to my mind was “I wonder what my boyfriend would think if I did this.”

    I’m guessing there were no official race photographers there ;) haha

  45. Army Amy*
    May 20, 2012

    Very cool! I admire you for having the guts to run naked and blog about it. I’m sure there will be people who judge you for it, but I love your perspective! Well done!*
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  46. Nikki
    May 20, 2012

    So.Freaking.Awesome. Good for you!
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  47. Kendra
    May 20, 2012

    Wow girl! If this doesn’t hit the message of body confidence home, I don’t know what will??? Great job!! Aand thanks for sharing!

  48. Deb
    May 20, 2012

    How awesome is this? I love being naked and don’t care if anyone sees, but my “girls” are way too big to run without a very good bra! Otherwise it sounds freaking awesome! Congrats on getting out there!
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  49. Morgan
    May 20, 2012

    I have to admit, this is awesome. I would love to do it!

    Although, if your fiance, the man you will marry in mere months makes you “self conscious” while naked, I think you might have other issues to address.

    • CaitlinHTP
      May 20, 2012

      I think she means that sometimes it’s more embarrassing to do something in front of someone you know than in front of strangers. For example, I can give presentations to groups of 600 people and not bat an eye, but if my husband or dad is in the audience, I get really nervous and shaky.
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      • Anne
        May 20, 2012

        Why don’t you let Meghann answer herself?

      • Meghann
        May 21, 2012

        I thought Caitlin pretty much summed up what I would have said. She was stepping in and offering her own personal experience and being apart of the conversation. :)

      • jane
        May 20, 2012

        im so with you on that!! what is that you think?? and i am sure thats what meghann meant as well.

      • CaitlinHTP
        May 20, 2012

        haha isn’t that weird how we are totally cool in front of strangers but nervous in front of friends? it’s definitely a weird phenomena.
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  50. healthy ashley
    May 20, 2012

    I can’t believe you did this.. that’s awesome!!

  51. Jess-ThatJessGal
    May 20, 2012

    On the bucket list for sure. (with some Body Glide in tow) Meghann I’ve always respected you…but this takes you even higher on my list. Enjoy your Sunday!
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  52. Anne P
    May 20, 2012

    Omg. So impressed. When I saw this on Twitter I thought you were kidding!
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  53. Erica
    May 20, 2012

    Thats fing awesome! Good for you! I don’t think Id have the nerve. You rock girl!
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  54. Jess
    May 20, 2012

    Whoa – serious respect to you for running the Streak the Cove 5K.

    So many blogs preach about loving and being comfortable in one’s body, but in reality do nothing to explore their perception of themselves or challenge societal norms relating to appearance. I’d never have the ‘balls’ (literally or figuratively, ha!) to do something like this – good for you!

    xxx

  55. stacey
    May 20, 2012

    Good for you!

  56. Christine @ BookishlyB
    May 20, 2012

    Personally, I’d never do it- not because I have body issues, but because I’m a high school teacher and if word/pictures got out I’d NEVER hear the end of it! I definitely understand what you mean about not wanting Derrick there- I think it’s natural to be self-confident in front of people whose opinions you care about.
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  57. jennyv
    May 20, 2012

    Glad you did something outside of your comfort zone that gave you confidence.

    It’s something I’ll never do — no bucket list item for me. I’m pretty traditional/conservative and feel that my naked body is for myself and my husband. While I understand it was a non-sexual event, it’s just something that I’d rather not participate in. Plus, boobs fill out a B cup and they would BOUNCE; I can’t imagine feeling free/comfortable without a bra to support them.

    The human body is absolutely amazing and breathtaking in many forms. That said, I’m keeping mine under wraps.

    • JessicaE
      May 20, 2012

      This is how I feel too :) I love my body and think the human body is beautiful in any form.. but its not for a bunch of strangers to see.

      Props to your bravery, for sure.

    • Rachael
      May 20, 2012

      My thoughts exactly.

      • Amy
        May 20, 2012

        I agree! The only person I want seeing my naked body is my boyfriend!

  58. Madison @ PilatesMakesYouHappy
    May 20, 2012

    WOW! You should be SO proud! That is quite the accomplishment!
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  59. Kath
    May 20, 2012

    OMG Meghann….I really had to re-start the post 2-3 times to make sure I hadn’t missed some joke or hypothetical.

    Major kudos for your bravery and confidence!!! I can totally see how when “everyone else was doing it” it would feel so natural. A story to tell your grandchildren for sure!
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  60. Danielle
    May 20, 2012

    OH EMM GEE! I can’t believe you did this! So awesome!
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  61. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    May 20, 2012

    You. Are. Awesome. I don’t know if I would have been able to do that! I’m pretty self conscious, but I do think it would be a lot easier when you don’t know anyone!
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  62. chandra
    May 20, 2012

    OMG! You’re crazy! (In a good way ;) )Huge kudos to you on not backing out – I don’t think I would have even had the guts to sign up for this, and if I did I totally would have just run in shorts & a sports bra when I saw others there like that. Congrats!
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  63. Kit
    May 20, 2012

    Haha literally so cool! Came across your blog when I was searching for running related things, makes a generally very enjoyable read :)

  64. AmyC
    May 20, 2012

    This is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard! I would totally want to do this with my husband, but preferably after we’ve both retired and we are living on a tropical island somewhere =)

    Way to go crazy girl!
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  65. chris
    May 20, 2012

    Oh my gosh, I am so jealous! This has been on my bucket list for a long time, I am newly inspired to try one!

  66. Dori
    May 20, 2012

    Meghann!!! I am so proud of you! This is awesome and I would absolutely do this race — only I’d need a sports bra on. I can’t even run from the living room to the bedroom braless without holding my boobs because they hurt. I’d actually love my boyfriend spectating, I think it would be hilarious. Maybe we should come down for this next year if you’re up for it again? I think this would be really great to run with a friend. So happy you did it!
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  67. Laura S.
    May 20, 2012

    That’s amazing!
    At first I thought this was some kind of late April Fool’s Day post, but I’ve got to say I’m so proud of you for taking the plunge!! Women are far too self conscious and hard on themselves about their bodies, so I applaud you for your bravery and willingness to share your experience!
    Good job!

  68. Stacey
    May 20, 2012

    Nice pic in the car! Did you see there’s a nekked person in the background?? lol Don’t worry. You only see a big naked leg thanks to the frame of the car, but it’s hilarious!

    I’m pretty sure I will be asking tons of people whether they would have the guts to run this 5k!
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  69. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 20, 2012

    I don’t even know what to say haha. I seriously thought it was a joke … I skimmed through the whole post the first time to see if I found a “just kidding!” typed somewhere! ;)

    Wow, lady, good for you. Honestly, there’s a 99% chance that I’d never do something like this. But, never say never. ;) And I truly am amazed and in awe of your courage. Congratulations!!
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  70. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    May 20, 2012

    Holy Crap Meghann!! This is maybe the coolest thing ever. I wish in my heart of hearts I was brave enough to do something like that. Good for you!!!!!
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  71. emily
    May 20, 2012

    Awesome! The race sounds fun (and crazy) and your post was great. I’m not sure I’d ever do one though, dd’s make running in a sports bra hard enough!
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  72. Jenn
    May 20, 2012

    That’s amazing! I’m going to add it on my bucket list, it sounds so liberating.
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  73. Niki@justrunninwithit
    May 20, 2012

    Congrats! How awesome! I’ve found that confidence is an important part of being happy :)
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  74. Victoria
    May 20, 2012

    That is amazing! I would love to one day have to courage. Maybe I will run in a sports bra… maybe.
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  75. Kristen
    May 20, 2012

    I think this is pretty badass. Way to go! I guess when you do it again next year you’ll remember the body glide? :)
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  76. sally kate
    May 20, 2012

    I believe after 3 years of reading your blog this is by far my favorite post! How fun is this race?? Colorado State, where I am going to graduate school, just had a similar race where everyone ran in their underwear and donated whatever clothes they wore to the race to Goodwill- I was way to embarassed to do it but I think something about running completely naked at a nudist colony in Florida would make me feel better than running on campus with a bunch of 18 year old bodies :)

  77. amanda
    May 20, 2012

    So, so awesome!!!
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  78. Heather
    May 20, 2012

    Reading this hurts my boobs. : ) So awesome!

  79. Kara
    May 20, 2012

    At first I thought you were just referring to running without a GPS watch, haha. Obviously you are way more hardcore than that :) That’s amazing you found the courage to do this, congrats!
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  80. cathy@1970kikiproject
    May 20, 2012

    too awesome – way to go!!
    i think i could be talked into this…but i would find it easier to go with a friend!
    it’d be funny to add in compression socks!
    last year, i did 41 new experiences to celebrate turning 41 years old. a naked race would have been a good one!
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  81. Hillary
    May 20, 2012

    My boobs hurt just reading this.

    ; )

    Seriously, though. This is awesome.
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  82. Kat @ Balance & Spice
    May 20, 2012

    That is so amazing. Great work and what a way to boost confidence and clarity around goals! I’d love to try one myself.
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  83. Cait
    May 20, 2012

    I would never do that! wow! who knew there was such a race? lol

  84. jane
    May 20, 2012

    i laughed the entire way through this post. when i got to the picture of you in the car i almost spit my drink out! so freaking funny and so good for you! at first i was waiting for you to say-JUST KIDDING-and so glad that there was none of that! i also kept thinking, oh yea, i would do that…but when you describe taking off the clothes, going to the starting line, etc. i felt my stomach lurch with nervousness. GOOD FOR YOU! :-)

  85. Lindsey
    May 20, 2012

    That is awesome, good, no great for you! I am not sure I could do it to be honest!
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  86. Kayla Moothart
    May 20, 2012

    You are very brave! Mad props! I couldn’t do it without a sports bra… I have too much going on in that region. But I would maybe give the rest of it a try… maybe…. Way to go!
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  87. Jen
    May 20, 2012

    You truly are an inspiration! I cannot imagine how nervous you must have been driving to that race. I hope to one day have as much confidence as you do! Congrats girl!
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  88. BroccoliHut
    May 20, 2012

    Well, you rock for doing this! The race is such a cool way to celebrate our fit and strong bodies!
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  89. Robin
    May 20, 2012

    You have just earned so much more love from me by posting this. Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration!
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  90. christieo
    May 20, 2012

    DUDE. I’m proud of you for doing this. This one’s crossed my mind but I’m afraid of the naked running. I FEAR the naked running. Perhaps this one is a bucket list race for me! I think it’d be fun. Congrats, girl. LOVE THAT YOU DID THIS!
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  91. Mary
    May 20, 2012

    You. Go. GIRL!
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  92. VanessaG
    May 20, 2012

    Wow!! That’s about all I can say! I could NEVER do that. Honestly, I have no desire to do it either. The only place I want to run naked is in my house. I bet the adrenaline rush you got was crazy!! Glad you acvomlished something off your bucket list. It took guts!

  93. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    May 20, 2012

    Oh my gosh thats so awesome! I don’t know if I could ever do it (maybe with some peer pressure, or a shot or two), but I give you so much credit! Do you think you’d ever do one again or was it totally just a one time thing? Are there people who run these frequently?
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    • Meghann
      May 22, 2012

      I think I would do it again, except I’m not sure I would be as nervous next time. :) And the girl who won the race has won 4 nude races in the past – there are a lot of repeats!

  94. Angela
    May 20, 2012

    You are so awesome Meghann! Congratulations for putting it all out there!

  95. Lydia
    May 20, 2012

    I think I could totally do this – provided I had plenty of Body Glide! Great job on your finish!
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  96. Lisa @ I’m an Okie
    May 20, 2012

    You rock and I love that you did this. I have always joked that I belong on a nudist colony because clothes bug me to death. I am always tugging at them and am NEVER comfortable. However, being naked, feels great. I have no sense of modesty and my friends know it.

    I’m proud of you for being ballsy and doing it. If this race doesn’t do something for your confidence and self-esteem, then I’m not sure what will.

    Great job!
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  97. Brandy
    May 20, 2012

    OMG, Meghann! Rock on! You are freaking fabulous!

    If I was a runner, this would totally be on my bucket list. Maybe naked yoga one day instead? ha ha.

  98. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    May 20, 2012

    Wow! When I saw your post on instagram and twitter this morning I thought it was a joke. That takes serious guts but I can see how it would be freeing. I don’t know if there are any nude races here in NH. I’d be more afraid of bug bites in horrible places than sunburn! :)

    Congrats!!!
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  99. kalli
    May 20, 2012

    you are amazing! and you got big balls for sure! i am so proud of you and in awe. thanks meghan :)

  100. Mary
    May 20, 2012

    Meghann, you totally rock! I love how you will try anything once. Next time remember the body glide for the thighs:).

  101. Ike
    May 20, 2012

    Congratulations!
    I could not get the wine, but maybe I got ahead of you. My time was 23:08.
    See you in the next naked run!

  102. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat
    May 20, 2012

    Wow I am majorly impressed! I don’t think my girls could handle a 5k walk without a bra!
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  103. Heather
    May 20, 2012

    when I first started reading I totally thought you were joking. WOW you are so brave, go you! What an experience! Def remember the body glide next time!
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  104. Kristen
    May 20, 2012

    Wow, good for you. I don’t think I could do it, I’m just too self conscious! We are too critical of our bodies and I think it’s wonderful you did this. That took major courage. Sadly I am not even comfortable in my bikini at a pool party :(

  105. Renee
    May 20, 2012

    Wow! I’m impressed by you…I’ve never even heard of a nude race, but I was a xc runner in college and my friends and I ran (streaked) 2 miles one night in just our running shoes :) However, “the girls” are a lot bigger now post babies so I’d have to go with a bra for sure, but my husband would never let me.
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  106. Angela @ Sleep and Repeat
    May 20, 2012

    wow, serious kudos! That’s so awesome and it’s amazing that you’re that comfortable with your body. really empowering post!
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  107. maria @ mim
    May 20, 2012

    Personally, I think this is AWESOME! I live in Japan where people bathe at onsens (hot springs) nude all the time. The first time I went it was so weird, but now it’s just natural. It’s totally changed how I see my own body.
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  108. Joe
    May 20, 2012

    Hey enjoyed your review! My girlfriend and I streaked the cove today too! Our first time doing anything like that. I ran it in little black shorts and now regret it as once the race was over I peeled them off because I felt out of place with them on. I wish we didn’t have to take off so soon afterwards, we were enjoying hanging out by the pool as well. i think I am looking forward to the one at Caliente in September!

  109. Teacher Girl
    May 20, 2012

    You are BRAVE!!!
    If I wasn’t so conservative, I would actually do this. I think it is great that so many people of all shapes and sizes could feel confident and strong and get out there and run in their bodies in their truest form.
    You should be extremely proud of what you did today!
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  110. Laura
    May 20, 2012

    Probably not for me. Though my husband read this over my shoulder and said that he’d run a 5k with me if we did that. Still not going to do it though :)
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  111. Elisabeth
    May 21, 2012

    Way to go, Meghann! Major kudos to you for having the guts to do a race totally in the buff…I don’t think I would have that in me ;)

  112. Bonnie
    May 21, 2012

    I love this! Wow…what a crazy and neat experience. I think I’d like to do this – I could see my husband and I giving it a shot, actually! How fun (and nervous, don’t get me wrong – I’d have to seriously pump myself up to do that). ;) GREAT work in every respect!
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  113. Grace @ Grace Dishes
    May 21, 2012

    You are SO brave! I don’t think I could run nude. I’d be too self-conscious and boggled by all the people running pass me.

    Great and amazing! I loved hearing about this race :)
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  114. Debbie
    May 21, 2012

    I won’t even run in just my sports bra. But you have me thinking that I need to be more confident and at least try it.

  115. cindy
    May 21, 2012

    One of my fav posts ever. Never crossed my mind to run a nude race until now. Such real feelings you were battling, and congrats for overcoming them! I live in Tampa too…so maybe next year!

  116. Coco
    May 21, 2012

    Certainly sounds liberating!!
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  117. Sara @my less serious life
    May 21, 2012

    omg girl you are one hard core and brave chick!

  118. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
    May 21, 2012

    This is awesome. I love it! Not sure I could ever do it but sounds super fun!
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  119. Katy @ MonsterProof
    May 21, 2012

    Wow! I don’t think I could do it! You SHOULD rock that t-shirt!
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  120. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    May 21, 2012

    When I was at Burning Man a couple years ago, they had a lot of nude things to do on their schedule of events. One of them was a 30 min nude bike ride around the playa (a dried up lake). So, Fabian and I were biking (clothed) to get some ice and we got caught in the middle of the nude bike ride accidentally. And I will say, it has never felt so inappropriate to be clothed. Everyone was naked BUT us and we felt super out of place. So, we thought that was pretty funny how when you’re the odd man out no matter what, it’s weird. I’m sure that’s what it’s like for that 5k.
    So with that said, I could probably muster up the courage to do one. With Body Glide.
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  121. Kelly
    May 21, 2012

    O!M!G! What a brave thing to do!! I just could never bring myself to it, but If I did I would probably PR because I would want to get to the finish line ASAP! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  122. Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    May 21, 2012

    Amazing… love this post! Thanks for sharing!
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  123. Brittany @ Eating Bird Food
    May 21, 2012

    You rock Meghann!!!! I don’t know if I would be able to do it, but I think it’s awesome that you did. :)
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  124. Nikki @ NiftyEats
    May 21, 2012

    Props to you for doing the race Meghann. I personally would not do that based on my own beliefs. Still it sounds like you had a liberating experience and it was fun. Congrats to that. Not too many people can say they’ve bared all and ran nude! Go Girl!—totally thought you were joking at first.
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  125. Christina
    May 21, 2012

    Wow! Doing this, I think, is an amazing personal triumph! and I love your message at the end… people are all shapes and sizes and that shouldn’t matter when cheering them on.

    Love the shirt and shorts too!
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  126. Katie @ A Full Plate
    May 21, 2012

    Wow! I’ve never even heard of a nude 5k race. What a great recap…it makes me want to do one! Good for you for doing it. It sounds very empowering!
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  127. Briana
    May 21, 2012

    Ya girlfriend!!! I participated in my college’s naked bike ride every semester- except I always ran it instead of riding a bike and it was, as you said, liberating! I fully embrace the human body and love how people can (hopefully) see this as a non-sexual thing. Rock on!!

  128. Cait’s Plate
    May 21, 2012

    Haha WHAT!! That’s crazy!!! Good for you for getting out there – I’ve never even heard of races like that!
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  129. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    May 21, 2012

    Major props to you! When I read this, I kept thinking, “What a funny April Fools joke!” Then I realized it was May 20. Haha.
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  130. Meghan @ Run With Meg
    May 21, 2012

    I have never done a nude race before but I think I would. Sounds like a blast, what an experience!
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  131. Caitlin
    May 21, 2012

    THIS IS SO COOL. OK so I’d totally do it. I’d be scared to death but I’d do it, haha. Meghann, this is so awesome! And I love the wine souvenir.
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  132. carissa
    May 21, 2012

    OhMGee!!!! you are amazing and so powerful! I loved reading this post! I still don’t think I could do it but I’m so inspired by.your courage!!!!!
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  133. Carly Thurman
    May 21, 2012

    You are very brave! I don’t think I could ever bring myself to do something like this. Congrats to you!
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  134. Grazia
    May 21, 2012

    Congrats! You are so brave! And I love your honesty when you write about all your fears before the race. It’s a great post!

  135. Taylor
    May 21, 2012

    This was truly inspiring. :)

  136. Natasha @ Moody Girl in Style
    May 21, 2012

    OMG Meghann!!! You are my hero! Good for you that you went through with this race – you’re super brave. I love to run, but I would have been too afraid to go through with it.
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  137. Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life
    May 21, 2012

    This was the best race recap I have ever read. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Congrats!
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  138. Pam
    May 21, 2012

    Congrats Meghann! This might be my favourite post ever – I love your honesty and overcoming your fears! You are awesome!! :)

  139. kirsten
    May 21, 2012

    that is awesome! way to go! :)

  140. Diana@Veggienextdoor
    May 21, 2012

    That is SO awesome! Congrats on your courage! I know I would never have the courage to do that (and no way I physically could do it without a sports bra) – but it sounds like a very unique & fun run for sure!

  141. jamie
    May 21, 2012

    Wow!! Go girl!!! I am a faithful reader but rarely comment on any blogs. HAD TO here though! You are so inspiring. Way to go, and thank you for your honesty!

  142. Jeff
    May 21, 2012

    I was there. The experience was awesome. It’s a lot more exciting than running down some boring city street.

  143. Jessy
    May 22, 2012

    I assume photographs weren’t allowed? How did they apply this rule, though, I imagine it must have been hard for them to examine everything.

    • Meghann
      May 22, 2012

      Photographs were not allowed and it was on the honor system. People were very respectful at the resort.

  144. Lauren
    May 22, 2012

    Nice recap! I think it would be fun to do once. My college has a naked bike ride (but most people just run) at the end of each semester, and there’s always hundreds of runners/bikers running naked or with body paint around campus. Even at the end of the first semester when it’s usually freezing and snowing.

  145. Rachel Wilkerson
    May 22, 2012

    This was an awesome post! Congrats!!
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  146. Ike
    May 22, 2012

    Congratulations! I have just come over in March this year from Japan where naked races are not allowed. But I am already a repeater of such bare race. Feeling the natural wind with my body is excellent! Let’s spread the storm of naked racing!

  147. Aurora
    May 22, 2012

    I just came across your blog via Miss Wearing Mascara and I have to say that You have Big Balls :) I am beyond impressed and jealous!!! Way to Go!!!

  148. Kia
    May 22, 2012

    It’s really awesome that you decided to this race. I am not sure I would be brave enough to a race naked, but then again who knows. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  149. Kathy
    May 23, 2012

    I was one of the women in a sports bra at this race. Unlike most, I walked most of the race, had the same chaffing problems (unfortunately), and also had a blast! This is my second year doing this race and would like to congratulate you on overcoming your fears. Its a wonderful feeling to realize you’re naked and nobody cares! I truely hope more people will come out and streak the cove as a walker, after all, there are many walkers at regular 5k events, why not at the nude rac

  150. Crissy
    May 24, 2012

    You have me building confidence to run one as well.. but can’t seem to find any in New England. Do you know of any websites that might list all Naked races? Thanks!! Love this blog :)

    • Bryan Montgomery
      December 24, 2012

      I’m having the same problem. The best I have found is nuderuns.com. Even they don’t post close to all of them. Seems the South has the bulk of them with Texas leading the pack. If we lived in Europe we’d have much more to chose from.

  151. Hemarie @ I Sweat Pretty
    May 24, 2012

    This is hands down my favorite race recap ever. You are brave woman! I wish I had your cojones! :)
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  152. Jina @ Behold the Turtle
    May 24, 2012

    Awesome. I loved reading this! The shirt is really cute!

  153. Rick
    May 27, 2012

    I loved your account of this run! Its a lot like I imagine it would be. I heard about this run as someone had posted cards on cars at Four Green Fields’ Tuesday Run Club but I was not able to make it over. And that you ran a decent pace is impressive! A better race memento might have been some Body Glide rather then the wine….or in addition to the wine even better!

    • Bryan Montgomery
      December 24, 2012

      They had a product similar to Body Glide in the race packet so she did get both. :)

  154. Bill
    May 27, 2012

    Just read this blog after learning about it on the Cove Newsletter. We spend winters at the Cove. We were swimming today in VA; what a bummer wearing swimsuits as we prefer to swim, walk or run nekkid. Congratulations on coming to the “freedom” side. Be sure to come over again.

  155. Annie@afterwork5k
    May 29, 2012

    Wow! Amazingly brave

  156. Shannon
    May 29, 2012

    This is so fun! I think being naked is so liberating and this sounds like a blast and like something special–a moment we rarely get in our lives, being naked just as human all together without judgment!! :-) awesome!

  157. Pam
    May 29, 2012

    You are soo awesome Meghann! you’re also my new “running idol!!” :)) CONGRATS!!!

  158. Sheila
    May 29, 2012

    Congratulations!! Glad you enjoyed it

  159. Robyn
    May 29, 2012

    This is CRAZY!!!! Good for you!!!

  160. Lisa
    May 30, 2012

    Hello and Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
    I also ran Streak the Cove that day!!!! It was so much fun, but I have to admit, I ran with clothes. It was my first race of that kind, and I was on vacation in Flordia, and figured, “I’m in”. Such an experience!!!!! When I arrived home to PA, some people first asked me if I participated or not. I simply smiled and responded, “I had a great time”. :)
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!

  161. Laura
    June 1, 2012

    I saw this post linked on Caitlin’s blog, but must have missed it originally on yours! I have to admit, I still had to double-check the date on it, to make sure it wasn’t April 1st! :D Major kudos on being brave enough. I get the horrors just thinking about it! You’re a pretty small woman, though, and in good shape – do you mind if I ask if there were all shapes and sizes there, or was everyone in pretty great shape with not much to be insecure about anyway?

    • Meghann
      June 5, 2012

      Hi Laura! Yes, there were girls of all shapes and sizes! Small, big, petite, short – just as you would see in any other race setting :)

  162. Charlie Galvin
    July 12, 2012

    Glad to see other people had fun at this race! The shirt for this race is hands down one of my favorites as well.

    I was looking up the event website so I could share it with others and came across your blog. It was definitely an interesting run. I was thankful for the lady who had her hose handy and was spraying everyone down with a cool mist. From the male perspective there were some unique experiences to being free of clothing.

    I was originally going to try to be a top 20 finisher, but that wasn’t the morning to try. Myself and a few friends organized another fun run, that happened to be the night before. We started a 10K bar crawl. It was 6 miles and 5 bars, with a beer at each bar. Both events made for a great weekend of running. We’ll be hosting another in September if you are interested in joining. Check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saturday-Night-Beer-Run/438891002790078
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  163. suki
    August 8, 2012

    so cool going back and reading about your race. :-) out here, some people have no qualms about running the streets of sf naked. but it’s not most people!
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  164. Cuatro
    August 15, 2012

    Im a dude and no offense to you but i feel that guys would have a harder time especially since even though it is not intended sexual excitement occurs women merely get a tad wet downstairs with erect nipples guys have 6 inches of an extra limb stickin out on display for the world i honestly feel that guys would have a much harder time doing an event like this

  165. Pete
    August 16, 2012

    Meghann — Thank you again for the terrific account of doing the Streak the Cove 5K. In addition to that race, I also produce the Caliente Bare Dare 5K, which is coming up on September 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the clothing-optional Caliente Resort in Land O’Lakes, just north of Tampa. See http://www.baredare5k.com for registration information or http://www.nuderaces.com for more info on our races.
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  166. Running Betty
    August 29, 2012

    I stick with my nude cami and nude sports bra under. I HAVE to wear a sports bra with my D cups. I’m proud of you for coloring outside the lines!
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  167. Bryan Montgomery
    October 24, 2012

    I’m considering running this race in 2013. I’ve read that other people who have done this used something called Body Glide on their thighs to keep them from chaffing. I’ve also read that others just used solid deodorant to do the same thing. Did anyone give you any suggestions on what worked and what didn’t? A friend of mine got a tear in his shorts toward the end of a 5K and it chaffed him so bad he almost didn’t finish.

    • Charlie Galvin
      November 9, 2012

      Body Glide is amazing stuff!! If you have problems with chaffing it is well worth it. I think a stick is generally between $4-7. If you’re in Orlando, I know Track Shack carries it. Most running retailers and even some cycling shops usually carry it. There was a sample of a similar product in the swag bag from the race. Can’t guarantee there will be next year, but good to have just in case.
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      • Bryan Montgomery
        November 20, 2012

        Thanks for the reply. I have no idea if I will have a problem with chafing or not. Since I don’t have anywhere to try to run naked I figured better safe than sorry. I’d hate to be just a mile into it and be miserable. Good luck on your training for the Boston Marathon. Love you’re attitude. My mantra is “I can’t” is a lie. The truth is “I can’t yet”.

  168. Life’s a Bowl
    November 20, 2012

    Oh my gosh hehe I had to double check to make sure I did miss a punch line like this was a joke! It sounds like an awesome [and definitely memorable] experience :P Congrats on going through with it!
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  169. Bob
    December 23, 2012

    I ran my first nude 5K this summer and respect the c0urage it took you to this. I found the first few moments naked disconcerting. It is hard to stand around total strangers and have absolutely no where to put your hands. But the feeling passed and it got easier to stand around, waiting for the race to start. What surprised me the most was how competitive the race was. People are pretty much the same, clothed or not. After the race was over, I stayed at the resort and met some of the regulars. By the end of the day, it felt pretty comfortable. I know I am hooked because I am going back to the next race with some friends, who will cheer me on while staying clothed.

  170. Bryan Montgomery
    December 24, 2012

    Are there clothes optional races that are timed? I like to know where I finished overall and in my age group. I’m always just racing myself to get faster than my last race but for some reason that is important to me. Also, I understand the no photos rule but are we allowed somewhere to let others take pictures for us? Perhaps with the bits that some find offensive blurred out. Noone will ever believe I ran one of these without pics to prove it. LOL.

  171. Dory A.
    April 18, 2013

    Hi there! What a great post.

    I did a search on “naked 5K” and found you. We’ll be hosting one this year near Toronto – keep an eye on our website at http://www.ponderosaresort.ca for details!

    We are also having a NUDE music festival (our second) featuring 7 local professional bands and our annual skinny dip. Details are at http://www.nudestocknorth.ca.

    Come out and enjoy the NATURAL feeling you get being NUDE.

    d.

  172. Brandon
    November 19, 2013

    HEy! So I came across this while looking up (discreetly…well, in a lame-o attempt) naked runs around the country. It perked my curiosity in spite of myself after reading the “bucket list” in a book I got a while back. “Long May You Run” suggested it, and though I dismissed it at first it did have me wondering.

    It sounds pretty thrilling and I’m probably going to do my first one as well…ON MY OWN. It does sound less awkward. Nobody’s seen me in the buff except on accident, anyways.

  173. robert
    January 28, 2014

    You almost have me convinced. Hereis my issue. To put it bluntly, I am a grower, not a shower. I am hesitant because I have this paranoia that I will be surrounded by guys who do not suffer from shrinkage. I don’t need a lot of detail but can you paint a picture of what you saw in that regard? Also, details about the overall fitness level of the participants and grooming would be good.

    I understand that you were not there to judge these things but in the spirit of being brutally honest, I think others would be interested in knowing this information as well.

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