Dec. 12, 2015

8:30 am

Suffolk Downs
525 McClellan Highway
East Boston, Massachusetts

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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, a Samuel Adams beverage, 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. Once on course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. Ditch the traditional water or Gatorade as good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate will be stationed on course as refreshment.

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 Samuel Adams beverage, a Kahlúa cocktail, and other holiday goodies. Awards for Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater and Best Real/Fake Mustache/Beard will be handed out. Register now and join us for a truly unforgettable tradition!

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, its a free for all of fun!

Must bring ID to receive adult beverage. That’s a given.

$25 Early Registration
$30 starting Jul. 28, 2015
$35 starting Aug. 24, 2015
$40 starting Sep. 21, 2015
$50 day of registration, if available. (So sign up early!)

Does it get any better than this? Why yes, it does! Each Ugly Sweater participant receives a custom collectable knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, a Samuel Adams beverage, and a Kahlúa cocktail (if you’re of age of course!). 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. 11, 2015

Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Location: Sports Authority | 133 Middlesex Ave., Somerville, MA 02145

Event Day Packet Pick-Up: 6:30am-8:30am
*There will be a limited amount of packets on race day, so please arrive early. We encourage all participants to pick up their packets the day before the race.

No parking fee

Coming soon

Race day information will be posted here about a week before the event. In the meantime, check out our FAQ for answers to our most common question.

More information coming soon!

Hampton Inn Boston-Logan Airport
230 Lee Burbank Highway
Revere, MA 02151
Participants enjoy rate of $99 with the promo code HUM

Charity Partner

The Ugly Sweater Run has partnered with Save the Children, a child advocacy nonprofit that gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm in the US and around the world. Make sure to select their registration type when you register, so that together we can help transform children’s lives and the future we all share.

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