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'Undie Run' At CSU Takes Place Despite University's Request To Skip It

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) - Wearing nothing but their skivvy's, Colorado State University students came out in force Friday night.

Hundreds of CSU students ignored requests from the university and showed up for the so-called Undie Run in nothing but their underwear.

Instead of a smaller event, university officials say it was one of the biggest they've ever seen.

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It started as a charity clothes drive and a way to relieve stress before finals. Years later, the founders now condemn it after more clothes end up in the dump than in the hands of those in need.

Students, however, say they love the tradition.

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"You're building self-esteem, we're making friendships, and you're getting in a workout," a female student said. "And CSU prides ourselves on being fit."

One of the biggest issues critics have was the $1,500 cleanup cost. This year participants were urged to come with their clothes already off.

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