By Graham Stewart
The De Anza Springs Bare Booty 5K is one of three nude runs in California (along with GE, and Olive Dell). This is a rare opportunity to experience a scenic desert trail, with breath taking views of the Anza-Borrego State Park, dressed as nature had intended.
On Sunday, September 22, the blast of a foghorn broke the quiet morning air, and the 97 runners were off. Some challenged themselves by powering up the hills on the trail, some challenged themselves by running nude for the first time, whilst others just relaxed and enjoyed the vistas on their way.
Some highlights of this year’s Bare Booty 5K:
This trail showcased many of the unique features of the De Anza Springs Resort. This year’s trail incorporated the extended trail in the foothills of Temple Peak, and the remodeled Heartbreak Hotel. In the hotel’s history it has been a movie set, location to hold a party, and now it served as a hydration station for runners.
Of the many things that contributed to the success of the run, the most important was the adventuresome and enthusiastic spirit of the runners. The support of the groups, such as NitOC and SCNA, boosted numbers, but more importantly, their participation made novice visitors more comfortable. Supporting activities and efforts of other organizations and groups will inspire others to join events like this.
The American Association for Nude Recreation - Western Region
The American Association for Nude Recreation
23679 Calabasas Road, Suite 966
Calabasas, CA 91302
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