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Streaking the Cove

By Pete Williams

Preparing to Streak the Cove

We had strong turnout and postcard weather Sunday for the second-annual clothing-optional Streak the Cove 5K at the Cypress Cove Resort in Kissimmee. Runners from 13 states competed and the field was almost 40 percent female, which is higher than the 35 percent typical of regular running events.

Meghann Anderson, 27, who writes the terrific blog Meals and Miles, participated in Streak the Cove and wrote this thorough first-person account. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to run a 5K in the buff, you’ll want to read Meghann’s story. Check out that piece and all of her insightful posts about running and healthy eating at Meals and Miles.

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Race of the Week: Streak the Cove 5K

By Pete Williams

Going Streaking

We’ve been promoting this event for some time, of course, but this production of Enterprise Media, LLC, is finally here.

The Streak the Cove 5K, a clothing-optional run held at the Cypress Cove nudist resort in Kissimmee, will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m. Inspired by the success of last October’s Caliente Bare Dare 5K, the Streak the Cove will be a two-lap course through the shady neighborhoods of Cypress Cove, which opened its doors for nudists in 1964.

Back then, “The Cove” was nestled on a two-lane road among cow pastures and orange groves. These days, there’s a Lowe’s home improvement store across the street, part of a bustling Orlando suburb. The Cove, meanwhile, has upgraded its facilities over the years and now has a sprawling pool complex and 80-plus hotel rooms to go with its beautiful lakeside setting.

Name of Race: Streak the Cove 5K

History: The Cypress Cove Resort staged a 5K race last year with little advance preparation and fanfare. This year, Enterprise Media LLC, organizer of the successful Caliente Bare Dare 5K has taken over race management.

Format: Two-loop course through the shady neighborhoods of Cypress Cove. Race ends at the resort’s sprawling pool complex.

Amenities: Fitted T-shirts for female runners, sharp ash gray shirts for the guys. Commemorative mini-bottles of wine to the top 20 male and top 20 female finishers. The FitNiche running store will be on hand with its mobile shoe store trailer. Mix1 all-natural recovery drinks available at the finish line. Goody bags before the race and post-race refreshment poolside, along with deejay and raffle drawings.

Signature Features: Um, it’s a clothing-optional race.

Projected Turnout: 150

Cost: $30 via online registration which closes at 11:59 p.m ET on Thursday, May 19. Raceday registration available for $32.

Sign-Up: Via IMAthlete

REGISTER FOR SECOND-ANNUAL STREAK THE COVE (MAY 20, 2012) HERE:

 

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New Promo Video for ‘Streak the Cove 5K’

By Pete Williams

We’re proud to be organizing the clothing-optional Streak the Cove 5K at the Cypress Cove Resort on Sunday, May 22. You might not think a clothing-optional 5K is for you, but we had terrific response to our inaugural Bare Dare 5K at the Caliente Resort & Spa near Tampa in October. Nearly 200 runners competed and almost 40 percent were female, which is higher than the 35 percent female rate at a typical 5K.

We shot this promo video at Cypress Cove yesterday. You’ll hear from Sabrina Vizzari, who while serving as an activities director for the Lake Como Resort as a college student launched the Dare to Go Bare 5K race, which is still held the first Sunday in May. Whit Lasseter, who like Sabrina serves as a co-host of our Fitness Buff Show, talks about her first nude running experience; she was the first female finisher of the Bare Dare as well as our first Endurance Sports Florida Enduring Athlete of the Month.

For more information on these races, visit NudeRaces.com.

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