Nudist Resort Invites Will Ferrell to 5K ‘Streak’

Paradise Lakes, America's premier nudist resort, has extended an invite to actor Will Ferrell to reprise his movie role of "Frank the Tank" from "Old School" and participate in Saturday's "Sneaker Streaker 5K' clothing-optional race.

Tampa, FL, November 16, 2006 --( Paradise Lakes, America’s premier nudist resort, has extended an invitation to actor Will Ferrell to participate in the club’s 12th annual “Sneaker Streaker 5K,” a clothing-optional race around the 72-acre property on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m.

Ferrell’s role as Frank “The Tank” Ricard in the 2003 film Old School included a memorable scene in which Ricard ran nude across a college campus shouting, “We’re streaking!” In real life, Ferrell completed the Boston Marathon that same year. Paradise Lakes extended an invitation to Ferrell via his representatives earlier this month and is awaiting a reply.

“We can’t think of anyone more appropriate to lead our 5K streak,” says Sabrina Vizzari, race director for the Sneaker Streaker 5K, which is expected to draw about 150 runners to the nudist resort, located just north of Tampa. “Unlike in “Old School,” he’ll have plenty of people running behind him.”

Sponsors of the Sneaker Streaker 5K include Boston Bill Sunglasses, the 3Bar energy bar, and The Fitness Buff Radio Show, a health and fitness-themed radio program broadcast live from Paradise Lakes on WTAN AM 1340 in Tampa Bay. Vizzari serves a co-host of the radio show. Top race finishers will receive one-month memberships to Paradise Lakes.

Race-day registration for the Sneaker Streaker 5K is available at Paradise Lakes starting at 7 a.m. For directions to the resort, visit

Paradise Lakes, founded in 1981, has more than 4,500 members, 500 permanent residents, and 150,000 annual visitors. A proud member of the American Association for Nude Recreation, it is affiliated with several other nudist resorts, including Paradise Valley in Dawsonville, Ga.; The MiraVista Resort in Tucson; DeAnza Springs near San Diego; and Laguna del Sol near Sacramento.

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