School ends support for naked student run; cites risk of death.
Called club 13, where people would cover themselves with shaving cream and run on the 13th, 26th and 31st and run around the campus, leaving shaving cream prints on the plate glass windows of the library.
There was a guy in my college who ended up the in the emergency room twice-
once with a broken arm, and once with a concussion. I can't imagine the embarrassment of showing up in the ER wearing only shaving cream, especially the 2nd time - "oh it's YOU again"
That would be topped only by the embarrassment of DYING because you fell and hit your head while running around naked...
That would eliminate the issues of freezing to death, slipping on ice, and other winter hazards.
The real issue, though, is the alcohol. Bacow's letter to the students said there were 12 students that ended up at the ER, including two with a .3+ blood alcohol content. It's been a constant theme with a lot of Tufts events, but this was one that is just begging to be shut down.
Of course, a more comfortable temperature may bring more spectators (and runners) which brings its own set of problems.
It's supposed to be an end-of-semester thing, so... it's at the end of the semester.
Just a different semester.
Harvard's Primal Scream takes place in December and May, but running naked in May doesn't feel like you're getting the whole experience.
And you eliminate the risk of choking, heart attacks, and PTSD among the onlookers.
I wonder if this is how Scott Brown's modeling career started? Was he one of the naked runners?