By Pete Williams
Jessica Sebor entered the third-annual Caliente Bare Dare 5K at the spur of the moment last weekend and came away the female winner of the race’s first ever “National Championship of Nude Running.”
The clothing-optional race, held at the upscale Caliente Resort just north of Tampa in Pasco County, does not post results or names of participants. Sebor, who is the editor of Women’s Running magazine, wrote about the experience in an online article published Friday morning.
Sebor was one of a record 229 finishers of the event and set a women’s course record with a time of 19:41. A new men’s record (16:25) also was established. Sebor received a glass trophy emblazoned with the Caliente Bare Dare 5K logo as well as the words “National Championship of Nude Running” and “Female Champion.”
The Caliente Bare Dare 5K is produced by Enterprise Media LLC, which also publishes EnduranceSportsFlorida.com. Sponsors of the 2012 event included the host Caliente Resort, the Pasco County Tourist Development Council, Perfectly Bare Laser Therapy, Fawlty Towers Resort, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, Boston Bill Sunglasses, and Grin & Bare It Charters.
The fourth-annual Caliente Bare Dare 5K will take place in 2013.