This is the OG.  The Original.  The Ugly Sweater Run™ is hitting King County’s Marymoor Park on Novemberr 28th at 11:00 am.


Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year.  Join thousands of runners and walkers from around the nation at a local Ugly Sweater Run near you. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider.  All you have to do is register online to join in the fun.

The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets and through parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.

After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities.  This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. So after the race, take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with one  Sam Adams beer  and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, best sweater will follow the race.

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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.



Ummm…we recommend wearing an Ugly Sweater and show up ready to party with your friends at the coolest run in the country. 

You must bring your ID and be of age to consume adult beverages.

That’s it for the rule section.

*The Ugly Sweater Run™ Pricing & Deadlines*

Solo Runner/Walker

  • $30 Early Registration
  • $35 starting Nov. 8, 2014
  • $40 day of registration, if available

4+ Person Ugly Sweater Teams

  • $25 per person Early Registration
  • $30 per person starting Nov. 8, 2014
  • $35 per person day of registration, if available


If you want to volunteer, please email volunteer@humanmovement.me for more details.  We’ll give you free drinks (adult drinks if you’re of age), a Santa hat, and the best time volunteering ever.


Yes.  It does.  Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, a drawstring bag, unlimited hot chocolate, and one Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard hard cider (if you’re of age of course!). A closed course full of Hot Chocolate aide stations, snow blowers, and the biggest Santa inflatable around will await you. Make sure to enter the ugly sweater contests to win great prizes. What are you waiting for? Register now!

Packet Pick Up Information . . .

November 27th, 2015

Location: TBD




Packet Pickup on Race Day

Location: King County’s Marymoor Park

Address:6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast, Redmond, WA

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: 9am-11am

Event Time: 11am-2pm

There is a $5.00 per vehicle parking fee collected on site. 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.


Is parking available on-site?

Parking is available at King County’s Marymoor Park for a $5 fee that will be collected on site.

What types of beer can I drink?

We all know rehydrating is the most important part of any race. That’s why we offer some of the best post-race beverages out there. Nothing replenishes the electrolytes quite like Sam Adams Winter or Boston Lager; both available at the finish line. We’ll also be serving Angry Orchard hard apple cider for the non-beer drinkers out there.

Is beer for sale?

Unfortunately, we will not be selling beers on-site; you’ll receive one beer with every 21+ registration and cannot buy additional beer. 

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.

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 ugly as well.

Can dogs participate?

We would love to have your 4-legged friends at The Ugly Sweater Run if the venue allows! Just remember that 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.

How do I transfer my registration to another person?

To change your registration, feel free to contact us or follow these instructions!

If I can’t make it to packet pickup can someone else pick up my packet for me?

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

Does this race benefit a charity?

Proceeds raised through the Ugly Sweater Run benefit Save the Children. Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, Save the Children gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We encourage all of our runners to make a donation to Save the Children at the time of registering. Every dollar counts! Learn more about the great work that Save the Children does, by clicking here.

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 to burn some calories before slamming some Hot Chocolate and Sam Adams.

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 Sam Adams beer (age permitting)
  • Ugly Sweater Run Knit Hat
  • 3.1 miles of holiday fun

Can I register the day of the event?

Our races only have limited space available. If registration is NOT sold out, we will have day of event registration. But to be sure you should probably sign up now!

I left something behind, 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 Ugly@humanmovement.me and we’ll do our best to track it down.

I can’t run, 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 would like to volunteer, can he help?

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

Aid Stations on course?

There will be 1 aid station on course. The aid station will be serving both hot chocolate and water…separately, of course.

Are bikes allowed?

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



This holiday season, Save the Children is asking the nation to Make the World Better with a Sweater.


Wear a Sweater, Donate, Spread the Joy!

Jump into your most outrageous holiday wooly and start the craze! Challenge your co-workers, family and friends to do the same!  Donate to Save the Children to make the world a better place for children in the US and around the globe!

How to Participate

Run, Sweater, Run
Sign up today for the Ugly Sweater Run supporting Save the Children. Check out the great locations in 21 cities starting November 29th.  Get everyone you know to participate and sport those ugly sweaters!  When you register for your run, please consider making a donation of $5 or more to Save the Children.

National Ugly Sweater Day
National Ugly Sweater Day is on December 12, 2014!  Encourage your co-workers to wear their holiday flare this day, or add some extra fun to your holiday parties and have an ugly sweater contest.  Be creative as you like on this day that comes just once a year!  You can also pick another day this holiday season that works for you.  All we ask is for a donation of just $5 or more to help children in need. It’s that easy!

Take an #elfie
However you choose to participate, be sure to take pictures of you and your friends wearing your most fun, merriest holiday sweater and tweet them to  #elfie or post them on our Make the World Better With a Sweater Facebook page of pictures wearing your most fun, merriest holiday sweater! If you’re lucky your picture might even make it in our #elfie Showcase!

Want more info?

Click here to receive more wooly information from Save the Children on how to access free party kits, how-to-sweater-decorating guides and many great ideas on how to spread the word and celebrate, Make the World Better with a Sweater!