Tampa, FL, April 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Paradise Lakes Resort will host a Body Art Festival and “Cotton Tail 5K” Run on Saturday, April 21.
The inaugural Cotton Tail 5K run, to be held at 6 p.m., is an outgrowth of Paradise’s popular “Sneaker Streaker” 5K run, held annually each fall since 1995. That race attracts many first-time nudists whose “Cotton Tail” buns have never been exposed to sunlight.
Paradise Lakes marketing director Sabrina Vizzari, who has promoted nude 5K runs at resorts in Pasco County since 1993, combined the “Body Art Festival” with the Cotton Tail 5K run, figuring some runners might want to race wearing only body paint. Award-winning body painter Pashur is among the artists who will be on hand for the event.
The 5K race will be held at 6 p.m. to allow visitors and runners ample time to enjoy the resort during the day and get painted, if desired. Runners are encouraged to make a day and evening at Paradise; showers are available poolside. The light-hearted run, which will feature water and beer stations along the course, has drawn roughly 100 pre-registrants, some using it as a recovery race between two popular Tampa Bay area April triathlons.
“We’ve always found people like to try nude recreation if there’s some sort of event involved,” Vizzari says. “With a 5K, a body art festival, and beautiful weather in the forecast, it should be a memorable day and night.”
Vizzari will be body painted nude on Friday at 3 p.m., prior to co-hosting “The Fitness Buff Radio Show,” which airs on AM 1340 WTAN on Friday afternoons at 5 live from Paradise Lakes. Print and broadcast media wishing to cover either Vizzari being body painted or the event on Saturday should contact Vizzari at 813-857-6178.