4th Ave Pub is on standby to welcome 60+ sweaty, semi-shod runners this evening at the end of our 8-ish mile Naked Run across Manhattan. Feel free to join us anywhere along the route. We’re leaving Central Park at around 5 (or whenever my friend and new Guinness Record Holder Chris Solarz manages to slip out of work). “Mailbox Mike” Oliva, co-creator of the Fat Ass-style free marathon series, will also be there (Mike earned his nickname at the Vermont 100 in 2006, when he got so hungry and delusional he looked in someone’s mailbox along the road for food).
Michelle Hinsvark of always-up-for-a-party Vivo Barefoot just got in touch to say she’ll be waiting for us at the pub with icy pitchers and free Vivo giveaways. So thanks to Vivo, you may head home loaded and sporting a swanky new pair of Ultras.
Keep in mind, this run is strictly for fun, plus to see if I can avoid taxis and subways the entire time I’m in the boroughs this weekend. Wear whatever you like on your feet — I’ll probably have on some minimal shoe, since my soles are a little raw after roasting them doofishly during a way-too-hot asphalt run yesterday. Don’t worry about pace, or anything else: everyone handled last summer’s Harlem-Brooklyn Run without a problem (even the guy in jeans and a long-sleeve shirt who carried a book instead of water), so if you show up with shorts and a handheld, this will be a breeze.