Dec. 10, 2016

11:00 am

Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60605

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View your Ugly Sweater Run Event Guide HERE.

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!

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.”


 Dec. 9, 2016

Time: 2pm – 7pm

Location: Road Runner Sports – Chicago Kingsbury Center
1435 North Kingsbury St Chicago, IL. 60642 | (312) 448-2966

Free Parking!

BONUS! You’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! (Purchase must be $30 or more pre tax) Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift when you pick up your packet in store. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

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 will be long. In order to avoid this, we HIGHLY encourage all participants to pick up their packets the day before at Road Runner Sports.

Parking will be available in the Waldron Parking lot off of 18th for $20 per car.



We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero!

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Ugly Sweater Run Chicago SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot near Soldier Field with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code CHISWEATER for an extra $5 off parking!


More information coming soon!

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!

2105 S State St. Chicago, IL 60616

Bottled Blonde
504 N Wells St. Chicago, IL

The Standard
1332 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

3356 N Halsted St., Chicago IL

*Stick to the script. Drink Responsibly.

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