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Date:
Dec. 5, 2015

Time:
12:00 pm

Location:
Calder Plaza
250 Monroe Ave Northwest #50
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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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 Samuel Adams beverage. 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 and other holiday goodies. Awards for Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater, Best Pet Attire 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, and a Samuel Adams beverage (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. 4, 2015

Time: 11:00am-7:00pm

Location: The North Face | 3159 28th Street SE, Suite A-121, Kentwood, MI 49512

Event Day Packet Pick-Up: 10:00am-12:00pm
*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.

We recommend parking at the free parking lots on the west side of the river.  Street parking is limited.

The Ugly Sweater Run-Grand Rapids Event Guide
Saturday cannot come soon enough! We can’t wait to see you in your hideous sweater glory! If you need an answer and don’t see it here please don’t hesitate to email us at support@humanmovement.com.

Date & Venue
December 5, 2015 @ 12 PM
Calder Plaza
250 Monroe Avenue Northwest #50
Grand Rapids, MI 49053

PARKING

We recommend any of the number of free parking lots on the west side of the river.  Otherwise there is limited street parking.

Packet Pickup
December 4, 2015
11:00 AM-7:00 PM
The North Face Street SE, Suite A-121 Kentwood, MI 49512

You may pickup your friends race kits! You will need to make sure to bring a copy of their registration.

*Please note that we will be having Packet Pickup on race day but strongly encourage you to come the day before so you can avoid long lines-you’ll have enough of those this holiday season!

What to bring
-Government issued ID
-Cash for concessions, parking and other merchandise.
-A copy of your registration. You may print or show an electronic copy!
-Spectators are welcome

More information coming soon!

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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