Toronto, ON, Canada
WELCOME TO The Ugly Sweater Run™ TORONTO!
This is the OG. The Original. The Ugly Sweater Run™ is hitting Downsview Park at 11am!
A portion of your race registration fee goes towards The Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Fundraising Campaign in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Feel good about your contribution to granting the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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 North America 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 two beers. All you have to do is register online to join in the fun. All kids 8 and under are free, so don’t worry about registering them online!
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 beer and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, best sweater will follow the race.
Ummm…we recommend wearing an Ugly Sweater, grow a mustache if you can (if not, we’ll give you one) and show up ready to party with your friends at the coolest run in the country.
You must bring two pieces of valid ID and be 19+ to consume adult beverages.
That’s it for the rule section.
*The Ugly Sweater Run™ Pricing & Deadlines*
- $44 Early Registration
- $49 starting Nov. 2, 2013
- $55 day of registration, if available
4+ Person Ugly Sweater Teams
- $39 per person Early Registration
- $44 per person starting Nov. 2, 2013
- $50 per person day of registration, if available
If you want to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We’ll give you hot chocolate, beer ( if you’re of age), a Santa hat, and the best time volunteering ever.
DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?
Yes. It does. Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, two beers (if you’re of age of course!) and a mustache – yes a mustache. If you can’t grow one, we’ll give you one. 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 15, 2013
Location: Sport Chek
Address: 2529 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4P 2H9
Location: Downsview Park
Address: 35 Carl Hall Rd Toronto ON
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 beer for sale?
Unfortunately, we will not be selling beers on-site; you’ll receive 2 beers with every 19+ registration and cannot buy additional beer.
Can kids participate?
All kids 8 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat and mustache, 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! Just remember that it is your responsibility to pick up after them.
How do the teams work?
To join a team, follow these simple instructions here!
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 your registration ticket from Pulsemob.
Does this race benefit a charity?
Yes! We’re working with Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Check out the CHARITY tab for more info!
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:
- 2 beers (age permitting)
- Ugly Sweater Run Knit Hat
- Gnarly mustache
- 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!
I have a friend who would like to volunteer, can he help?
Absolutely! We love volunteers and can always use them. Have them email email@example.com 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.
Be Ugly. Grant Wishes.
[BE A SPIRIT CHAMPION. REGISTER YOUR TEAM. COLLECT PLEDGES. BE UGLY. GRANT WISHES]
Hey Winner, $5 from your race registration fee goes towards The Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Fundraising Campaign in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Feel good about your contribution to granting the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.
Back in 2002, the Birch and Boyd brothers never dreamed that a joke between friends, their irreverent annual holiday party, would evolve into a grassroots fundraising movement that has inspired non-stop giving around the globe.
Now in its twelfth year, the Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is the hottest social holiday trend on the planet! The Party sells out Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom every year. The next stage in the evolution of the Ugly Christmas Sweater phenomenon came with the proclamation of December 20th as the official Ugly Christmas Sweater Day in the city of Vancouver, by Mayor Gregor Robertson.
This year, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day promises to be bigger and better than ever! It’s the most fun you can have with your knitwear on. Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to find the ugliest Christmas garb possible, buy and wear your UCSD button with pride, and pledge to raise funds for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada — helping grant the most heartlfelt wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Be ugly. Grant wishes.
More info: www.nowthatsugly.com