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Discussion: Streaking!

in: AliC; AliC > 2020-06-22

Jun 23, 2020 6:06 PM # 

I have to get out tonight to get my streaking badge. I don't think I would even be considering it otherwise - it's so hot and humid.
Jun 24, 2020 7:20 AM # 
Does streaking not have the connotations in the US that it does in the UK (running naked in public)? Or is the term being used ironically with a nod to the informal meaning? It just caused me to do a double take when I first read it.
Jun 24, 2020 12:32 PM # 
Cristina's log has an image of the badge she earned, which gives a nod to the meaning you know. It's a play on words: doing a streak of activity = "streaking."
Jun 24, 2020 1:06 PM # 
This is a Canadian running challenge and we absolutely DO use the word that way. But it’s also used (with a wink) for people who run every day. I have a friend who has been streaking for more than 30 years. There’s an organization called Streak Runners International.
Jun 24, 2020 5:47 PM # 
As for the nudity, I remember it (not doing it, mind you!) from college days. And the novelty song by Ray Stevens. :-D

There's a running club in my area that holds an annual race at a nudist colony, which is again being held ("wear a mask! No one will know who you are") this year despite other races being canceled. The organizer (Ron Horn) even got a callout in the
New York Times running newsletter
(June 20 edition).

No, I don't plan to run there this year, either. ;-)
Jun 24, 2020 11:50 PM # 
One of my friends attends an annual running weekend in Michigan (I think?) that has a naked night time run. The participants leave the group camping area fully clothed and run to a place along the trail where they disrobe. From there, they run a loop and then get dressed before they return to the campground. Hmm.

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