Does it get any better than this?

Yes, it does! Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom knit hat, new in 2015! Unlimited hot chocolate, a Kahlúa beverage (if you’re of age, of course). A closed course full of Hot Chocolate aid stations, snow machines, and the biggest inflatable Santa both East AND West of the Mississippi! Join us for post-run contests including Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater, Best Pet Attire and Best Real/Fake Beard/Mustache. What are you waiting for?


Find your ugliest sweater

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5k on the Planet. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a Samuel Adams beverage. All kids 5 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10.

Run or walk

The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets and through parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.

After the run, it’s a party

After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities. This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. After the race, take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with a Samuel Adams beverage and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, and worst sweater will follow the race.

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