Is there a post-run beverage?

Kahlúa wants to hook you up with a complimentary post-race cocktail (21+ only). Please enjoy responsibly.

Can kids participate?

All kids 5 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10 or at the merchandise tent during the event.

Can I push a stroller?

Depends. Have you been eating your Wheaties? Strollers are allowed during the run. We recommend decking your stroller out in something festive as well.

Can I bring my dog?

We would love to have your 4-legged friends at The Ugly Sweater Run if the venue allows! Just remember it is your responsibility to pick up after them. Please check the city specific page to make sure dogs are allowed in your area!

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, there is a NO refund policy. In the case of a change in venue, no refunds can be offered if the new location is within 1 1/2 hour drive from previous location.

Is this a timed event?

No. If you want to wear spandex under your sweater and race fast, that’s cool, but you’re missing the point. This is a fun-run meant to burn some calories before slamming Hot Chocolate and immediately putting those calories back in.

How do I transfer my registration?

Visit and click on “My Events.” Click “Transfer Registration to Another Athlete.” Follow the steps.

How do I sign up with a group?

During your registration, you will have the chance to join a team or decline.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, just make sure they have a copy of your event ticket when you registered.

Does this race benefit a charity?

It sure does! The Ugly Sweater Run is partnered with One Warm Coat.

Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.” Go to for more information.

Please consider the donation of your gently used coats at Ugly Sweater Run events this year.

Are bikes allowed?

Nope. However, reindeers and sleighs are. That’s a joke. Running / walking only.

How do you feel about walkers?

We love walkers. Feel free to walk, jog, skip, or dance through the 3.1 miles. We just ask that you be aware of runners, please!

What do I get with my registration fee?

With your registration you’ll receive: One custom collectable knit hat, a complimentary Kahlúa cocktail, and 3.1 miles of holiday amazingness.

Can I register the day of the event?

Our events have limited space available. If registration is NOT sold out, we will have day of event registration. However, to guarantee your entry, you should probably sign up now!

Is there a lost and found?

Yes. We will have a lost and found during the event at the registration tents. If you’ve lost something after the race feel free to email and we’ll do our best to track it down.

I can not participate. Can I still get my packet?

Yes, but you’ll be missing out on the greatest holiday race around! You will have to pick up your packet at Packet Pick up the day before, or on race day if you cannot participate.

I have a friend who wants to volunteer. Can they help?

Absolutely! We love volunteers and can always use them. Have them email for more information or click the volunteer tab on the website.

Aid stations on course?

There will be 2 aid stations on course serving water.