Utah Underwear Run back on, but after LDS General Conference
It appears the Utah Underwear Run is a go for Oct. 6, but will get started later in the day after the LDS General Conference.
Salt Lake City denied the race organizers' first request to start the near-naked runners on their way at 4 p.m. along a route that goes past Temple Square. Police would have had to shepherd thousands along State Street during one of the most heavily trafficked Sundays of the year.
The city counter-proposed to move the event to another day or later the same day 5 p.m., said city spokesman Art Raymond. It would appear from an update on the race's Facebook page, made about 7:20 p.m. Thursday, that the organizers have accepted the later time.
"The city for now has [green lighted] our event if we leave a little while after conference is out, to give conference attendees time to go home, or pull up a chair and enjoy the show ... heck maybe even run with us," the post reads. The post also reaffirms the Oct. 6 date.
Raymond could not confirm whether the organizers have officially accepted the later time, but he said that it sounds to him like they have.