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Nearly Naked Mile slated for Nov. 1

NNM-E.jpgMorehead State University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors will host the 11th annual “Nearly Naked Mile” Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The one-mile charity run will take place on Morehead State’s campus. Registration will take place at the Academic Athletic Center (AAC) parking lot beginning at 7 p.m.

The “Nearly Naked Mile” is a coat drive benefit event for Rowan County Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to donate new or unwanted coats for distribution.

“The Nearly Naked Mile is on Morehead State University’s official Bucket List. It is a fun way to gather coat donations for local children and give back to our community. It is definitely something every student needs to experience,” said SAA Philanthropy Chair Sydnee Bradley.

The entry fee is the donation of a coat, or a donation of $3. Those interested in coat donation to help the cause, but are not able to participate in the race, can drop them off at the Palmer Development House located at 364 University Street any time before Nov. 3.

Participants in the “Nearly Naked Mile” can come dressed in costume or in comfortable running clothes. Running “in your skivvies” is accepted, however, participants in the “Nearly Naked” attire are expected to be appropriately covered.

Prizes for the event will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in Men’s and Women’s categories. Awards will also be given for 110 percent participation, as well as the most creative costume and a “Nearly Naked” spirit winner also will be selected. Refreshments will be provided.

“The race is a unique way for our organization to raise awareness about the importance of helping others,” said Samantha Grimes, SAA President. “We are proud to continue this tradition and celebrate 11 years of providing coats to children in need.”

In last year’s run, more than 70 runners participated in the charity event with more than 75 coats collected.

More information is available by calling MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033 or visit