Dec. 19, 2015

10:00 am

Tempe Beach Park
620 N. Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona

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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. 18, 2015

Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Location: Sports Authority | 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle Suite 435, Tempe AZ 85282

Event Day Packet Pick-Up: 8:00am-10:00am
*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.

The Hayden Ferry Garage, 68 E Rio Salado Blvd: $6 per car

US Airways Garage, 201 S Ash: $5 per car

The Ugly Sweater Run-Tempe 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

Packet Pickup

December 18, 2015
11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sports Authority
5000 S Arizona Mills Circle Suite 435, Tempe AZ 85282

Click HERE for a $10 off coupon at Sports Authority!

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 at the venue but strongly encourage you to come the day before so you can avoid long lines-you’ll have enough of those this holiday season!

Event Day Parking

The Hayden Ferry Garage at 68 E Rio Salado Blvd $6 to park US Airways Garage at 201 S Ash $5 to park

After Party

Once you’re done over at the Ugly Sweater Run and on-site post party head over to Moonshine Whiskey Bar for some great food and awesome drink specials! All Sam Adams and Boston Beer Products are on special all day for $4! Join the Sam Crew after the race and continue the Ugly Sweater festivities with us!

All Boston Beer Products $4 from 11am-2am

Moonshine Whiskey Bar
410 S Mill Ave

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

Please note: Participation is subject to the waiver and release on the back of the bib.

Join us after your run in your ugly sweaters for more Sam Adams drink specials at the following location:

Moonshine Whiskey Bar
410 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

$4 ALL DAY – Sam Adams Lager, Seasonal, Jolly Traveler, Angry Orchard

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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