People taking part in the Bare Buns Run at Wreck Beach in Vancouver today ditched their clothes for the 20th annual 5K race. The run began at 10 a.m. PDT on Sunday morning and was run along the beach while there was low tide.
The run was held in support of the Wreck Beach Preservation Society, which helps preserve and maintain the beach. Though people ditched the clothes, many runners did the 5K with shoes. The race is split up into age group categories as well as a walkers and families category.
Wreck Beach is a 7.8-kilometre clothing-optional beach along the perimeter of the University of British Columbia. It’s North America’s largest nude beach. According to the website, it’s also the busiest beach in Canada during peak summer months with upwards of 14,000 daily visitors.
There is a large flight of stairs between the nearest road and the beach. The run was held on the sandy part of Wreck Beach as there are other rockier sections that offer views of the North Shore Mountains.