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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014

Run nude at the Bare Buns 5K at Star Ranch 

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Run nude at the Bare Buns 5K at Star Ranch
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Clothing is optional at the Bare Buns 5K in McDade.


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Folks who register for the Bare Buns 5K will get a T-shirt featuring this logo.

By Pam LeBlanc

Spring has sprung, and that means the fine folks at Star Ranch want you to shed your clothes and go for a naked run.

This year's 17th annual Bare Buns 5K Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at the nudist ranch in McDade. There's also a 1K run for children.

Two important things to know: Yes, you can wear shoes (actually, you can wear - or not wear - whatever you want.) Two, the race number goes on your hat if you’re wearing one, on a string around your neck if you’re not, or directly on your shoulder, with a marker.

The course is cross country, over mostly sandy soil. That should feel good on bare feet.

The Kids' 1K starts at 10 a.m.; the 5K starts at 1 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded in traditional age and gender categories. Afterward, runners can nibble fruit and sip beverages in the pavilion by the pool. Meals will be available for purchase in the Nekkid Cafe beginning at 6 p.m. For more information go to .

Register online at Entry fee is $30. Kids' entry fee is $15. Both include T-shirts.

This race marks the first in a series of 5K races held at various nudist clubs in the AANR/Southwest Region, so if you like how it feels to run in the buff, you can follow the entire circuit.

A background check is done on all guests who visit Star Ranch, a private, family-oriented residential community which opened in 1958. For more information call 512-273-2257, go to or email

Pam LeBlanc

About Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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