Students who participated in the Nearly Naked Mile were asked to bring two cans of food or gently used warm clothing. The clothing will be donated to St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter in Ogden. Along with these donations, participants were also encouraged to donate food items to the Weber Cares Program to help feed students in need.
After registering in the Shepherd Union, participants headed over to the Waterfall Plaza at 5:30 p.m. to begin the run. The 1-mile route led participants all throughout campus, passing by the duck pond, and ending at the Shepherd Union Building.
Kyle Gallas, who has been doing the run since his freshman year four years ago, talked about braving the cold weather in order to participate in the run.
“It wasn’t as bad as years past, actually, I think it’s the warmest year,” Gallas said. “When I ran this my freshman year, it was actually snowing.”
Towards the end of the race, there were several students who were keeping warm with their jackets and several others that also braved the cold and stuck it out for whole course.
While the WSUSA Senate hosted the event, Delta Chi Nu also took part in sponsoring the race and had several of their members participating.
Alyssa Florez, who is involved with the sorority, talks about her first experience doing the Nearly Naked Mile.
“It was a good time and it’s for a great cause,” Florez said. “There was also a pretty good amount of people who showed up this year.”
Following the run, participants celebrated by receiving awards for the most creative costumes and attending a dance that was put on in the Shepherd Union ballroom.