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The annual event raised more than $2.6 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. By Tanya Pai
Runners stop for a photo op in front of the Capitol Building. Photographs by Tanya Pai.

Despite some light snow on Saturday morning, the annual Cupid’s Undie Run went off without a hitch. Runners in various costumes and stages of undress gathered on Capitol Hill for the 1.1-mile dash through the streets to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This year’s sold-out event was helped along by pre-registration in the preceding week, ensuring shorter lines of scantily clad participants waiting in the cold the day of. Nationals mascot Screech showed up, in sparkly red underwear, to take photos with fans; we also witnessed one boxer-clad runner, perhaps swept up in the spirit of Cupid, get down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend at the finish line.

Since starting in DC in 2010, the run has expanded to 27 cities in the US—including, for the first time, Baltimore—and three cities in Australia. In total, the events raised more than $2.6 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

See more photos from the run below.

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Posted at 12:30 PM/ET, 02/18/2014 | Permalink | Comments ()
It’s time to start making friends with members of this 12,000-square-foot VIP rooftop club. By Melissa Romero
Vida Fitness's Penthouse Pool Club and Lounge on U Street features a 60-foot rooftop heated pool and views of historical monuments. Photograph by Melissa Romero.

We usually don't condone using people to get want you want, but we're going to make an exception here. Your mission for the summer is to become friends with a member of Vida Fitness's Penthouse Pool Club and Lounge on U Street.

There's no doubt the 12,000-square-foot private rooftop area with views of the Washington Monument will be the place to hang on a hot summer day, with private, shaded cabanas lining the rim and hundreds of bright red lounge chairs scattered by the pool. The 60-foot heated pool, four feet and six inches deep all around, is surrounded by synthetic grass.

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Posted at 01:00 PM/ET, 04/20/2012 | Permalink | Comments ()
With three studio spaces, Epic Yoga may be the largest yoga spot to open in Washington. By Melissa Romero
Epic Yoga is a 5,000-square-foot studio in Dupont Circle that features three studios, local art and photography, and a juice bar and retail boutique. Photographs courtesy of WUB LLC.

There are so many yoga studios in Washington that we barely bat an eye when yet another one opens. But the newest spot to join the ranks, Dupont Circle's Epic Yoga, is already impressing yogis who walk into its expansive 5,000-square-foot space above Mad Hatter and Yola DC.

Living up to its name, Epic Yoga boasts three practicing studios dedicated to yoga, barre yoga, and recovery, respectively. Exposed brick and hardwood floors are found in every room, and plenty of natural light shines through the windows and skylights. The reception area offers wi-fi and space for yoga happy hours, and in the future will include a juice bar cafe and retail boutique with yoga clothes, jewelry, and locally-made candles. His and her locker rooms includes showers and space to change and freshen up after a class.

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Posted at 10:30 AM/ET, 04/13/2012 | Permalink | Comments ()