By Claudia Kellersch, Camping Bares Club
Over 40,000 registered runners and walkers braved a cooler than usual start, but they were cheered on by the crowds out to watch them. As the year before, when my war cry (and the motto of the event) had been "Summer of Love!!", numerous ladies who were young in the sixties, but also ladies who are young now, came up to me to give me positive feedback about walking totally nude and being confident with my naked body.
Others in the crowd waived back enthusiastically as they saw us steadily moving along the 12-meter course (just over seven miles). It seemed we were constantly being asked to smile for an endless number of pictures or to stop for a “selfie” with those who asked for one with a “naked person.” Police and security were visible as usual but turned a blind eye to the dozens of nudists spread out over miles, having understood that this is a permitted event.
Along the way, we were greeted by other veterans of the race (photo above) who gave us high fives. We also met several dressed as “Elvis” and others creatively costumed as avocados, girl scouts, cats and dogs, hippos, TV characters, and one “salmon swimming against the stream.”
I also paused to say hello to “Groovy Judy,” one of the bands providing live music along the B2B route. I learned the lead singer also performs regularly at Lupin Lodge! Small world indeed!
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