Runners in Nanjing sporting briefs and some typically bizarre costumes seemingly unrelated to the event took part in a special race on Saturday to advocate the 2014 Earth Hour event promoting a green lifestyle.
The Earth Hour campaign is a global event meant to draw attention to climate change and light pollution.
Landmarks across the world, including buildings in Shanghai, turned off their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday to participate in the event first held in Sydney, Australia as a response to research revealing the negative impacts of light pollution.
Seeing as everyone these days loves an excuse to run around in their underwear, these participates in Nanjing stripped down in their skivvies (and whatever these things below are called) to bring attention to the campaign despite drizzling skies.
In February, Beijing residents likewise took part in a semi-nude run held in Olympic Forest Park to promote healthy living.
Over 300 people took place in February’s Beijing run which saw face masks, flesh and the ever-inexplicable Spidey costume which also made an appearance on Saturday:
[Images vis ECNS.cn]