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Catch a cutie at upcoming Cupid’s Chase 5K

January 27, 2016 | MyStatesman Fit City online article by Pam LeBlanc | article.pdf | Statesman article online | article.pdf

Catch a cutie at upcoming Cupid’s Chase 5K

Runners ooze sex appeal. Who wouldn’t want to meet one?

That’s the premise behind the Cupid’s Chase 5K, where runners advertise their dating availability and hot foot it after other exercise junkies. The race, which has been staged around the country for nearly a decade, unfolds in Austin for the first time the day before Valentine’s Day.

Participants tug on “Available” or “Unavailable” T-shirts for the event in hopes of sparking an on-course love connection.

Registration is $30 through Feb. 12 or $40 on race day.

Rather stay at home, tucked in bed? A virtual option, “Cuddle Up for the Cause,” is available for those who can’t attend in person.

The race starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at Camp Mabry, 2210 West 35th Street. Packet pickup begins at 8 a.m.

Proceeds benefit Community Options Inc., a national nonprofit organization that offers housing and employment programs for people with disabilities.