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Annual Nearly Naked Mile event goes virtual for 2020

Nearly Naked Mile PosterMorehead State University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) will host a virtual version of its annual Nearly Naked Mile charity run. The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 27.  

In its 14th year, the mile-long charity benefit run and coat drive will once again have participants run or walk “nearly naked” (clothing is required) to simulate the feeling of not having a coat in winter months. Proceeds from the event go toward purchasing coats for local school-aged children through the Rowan County Youth Resource Center.  

To ensure MSU COVID-19 guidelines are met, race participants will pick their own race route. Participants can run on campus, in downtown Morehead or even in their hometown. Participants will track their route and time on a running application and submit a photo of it to be entered to win prizes. There will also be additional prizes for photos posted on social media of participants in costumes.  

“This annual event is a tradition on campus,” said J.T. Fitzpatrick, Student Alumni Ambassador philanthropy chair and space systems engineer from Georgetown. “We are excited to be able to offer students a virtual way to participant this year and help local children in our community.”  

Registration for the event is $5 and all registrants are eligible to receive a 2020 Nearly Naked Mile T-shirt. T-shirts will be mailed to all participants after the race. To register online, visit  

For more information about this event, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033,