Local runners share naked enthusiasm for Bare Buns Fun Run

July 9, 2013

The first time Mike Gearhart ran naked, he was both excited and apprehensive.

At the time, he was 34 and when he saw an advertisement for Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park’s Bare Buns Fun Run, he thought, “Why not?” But what started out as a whim turned into a lifestyle.

More than two decades later, Gearhart, a regular member at Fraternity Snoqualmie, is preparing for the 22nd annual Fun Run. He is one of three people to have run it every single year.

“You can see the joy in everyone else,” he said. “It’s a really enjoyable day.”

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