Dec. 3, 2016

12:00 pm

Piedmont Park
500 10th St NE
Atlanta GA 30309

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Rummage up the Ugliest Sweater you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5K of the year. Join thousands of runners, walkers and prancers from around the nation as The Ugly Sweater Run tours North America. If you’ve never participated in a 5K, this is a perfect way to burn some calories, have some fun and immediately replace those calories with a warm hot chocolate, and a Kahlúa cocktail. All you have to do is register!

The run is approximately 3.1 miles, through city streets and scenic parks. The start line includes massive inflatables, photo stations, games and the most cheerful holiday music.  Join us at the finish line and take a family photo in a larger than life snow-globe, run through our fake snow and so much more!

Once you’ve completed the merriest run of your life, join us for some post-event festivities. We have everything your five-year old self could want with a few perks of adulthood. Take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy, and celebrate your sweater filled day with a Kahlúa cocktail, and other holiday goodies. Awards for Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater, Best Pet Attire and Best Real/Fake Mustache/Beard will be declared. Register now and join us for a truly unforgettable tradition!

View your Ugly Sweater Run Event Guide HERE

We suggest arriving in the ugliest of ugly sweater you can find, hand in hand with your best friends. Other than that, no official rules apply and it’s fun for all ages!

Must bring ID to receive adult beverage and no bad attitudes. That’s a given.

Does it get any better than this? Why yes, it does!Besides the best day of your life, each participant will receive a new custom Ugly Sweater Run knit hat, an awesome finishers medal, a complimentary cocktail provided by Kahlúa, a 5k course full of holiday cheer and an after party like no other!  Don’t miss the opportunity to take the best holiday photo at our larger than life snow-globe, in front of our massive fire place or with our 40′ tall Santa!

All included with your entry to what my grandmother has dubbed “The best and only reason I would let you take my christmas sweater from the basement.”

Date: Dec. 2, 2016

Time: 2pm – 7pm

Location: Big Peach Running
705 Town Blvd. #340, Atlanta, GA 30319

Event Day Packet Pick-Up: There will be packet-pick up available on race day starting two hours prior to the start time. Please be advised that lines may be long. In order to avoid this, we encourage all participants to pick up their packets the day before the race.

Do not use GPS, there are street closures due to the Children’s Christmas Parade. Peachtree Street and all cross streets on the route are closed between West Peachtree and 3rd Street beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Traveling North on I-75/85 exit at Spring Street

  • West Peachtree – Turn left
  • Ponce de Leon – Turn right
  • Monroe Drive – Turn left
  • 10th Street – turn left

Traveling South on I-75/85 exit at North Avenue, turn left

  • West Peachtree – turn left
  • Ponce de Leon – turn right
  • Monroe Drive – turn left
  • 10th Street – turn left

All parking is street parking. There will be no parking inside the park. Please abide by any and all local parking laws and signs. As always, please carpool!

There is a High School located across the street from Peidmont Park that will have parking. The cost to park there is $10.00 per car. If you would like to park at the High School please arrive early and car pool!


Need a ride to the race? We’ve teamed up with Lyft to help. New users, get $10 off your ride to and from the event with code UGLYSWEATERATL. Existing users, we’ve got you covered too, for 25% off a ride using code UGLYSWEATERATLEX.

After you put the “sweat” in Ugly Sweater, join us at any of the following official after party bars to keep the holiday cheer flowing!

Park Tavern
500 10th St NE Atlanta GA 30309

*Stick to the script. Drink Responsibly.

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