The Jockey Undie Run is a family fun run/walk (just over 3K) which starts at 11:30 am, and race participants are provided souvenir Jockey underwear to wear over their pants. The race will be followed by Flannel Fest, hosted by Petrifying Springs Biergarten, which includes a day of family friendly activities at Petrifying Springs Park. Last year’s event drew more than 400 Undie Runners and thousands of people to the Biergarten for its first-ever Flannel Fest.
Flannel Fest will feature performances from the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show® (shows at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm), a beard contest (12:30 pm), a dog fashion show (2:30 pm) and live music entertainment (6-9 pm). Activities and entertainment will run from 11:30 am-3 pm, including a DJ, food trucks, and several kids’ events (face painting, inflatables, a balloon artist and more).
Jockey International was originally founded by the Rev. Samuel T. Cooper in 1876 to help lumberjacks who were suffering from poor quality socks.
The “Jockey Undie Run” and “Flannel Fest” celebrate the company’s early history and funds raised will help benefit the Jockey Being Family Foundation, which provides post-adoption support to families both locally and nationwide.
Registration is open online now at 2022 Jockey Undie Run and the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids (12 and under). Participants must pre-register online prior to the event. Registration includes a pair of souvenir Jockey race undies, a race beverage (beer, soda, water or Gatorade), other goodies and access to post-race entertainment. The course will start and finish at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten and wind through Petrifying Springs Park and Golf Course. Wearing underwear over your clothing is allowed (modestly please, this is a family-friendly event). Wearing ONLY underwear will not be permitted.
Proceeds of the Jockey Undie Run will go to Jockey Being Family Foundation which supports and strengthens adoptive families by providing funding to nonprofit organizations, enabling them to provide critical post-adoption services on both local and national levels, thereby helping adoptive families stay together, forever. The Foundation is celebrating its 15th year in existence and has provided over $7 million in funding to non-profit partners that has directly impacted over 350,000 families. To learn more, visit JockeyBeingFamily.com.