It’s the Merriest 5k of the Year!

The national Ugly Sweater Run series hits the streets of your hometown this holiday season! 

Here’s how it works:
  • Dig out the best/ugliest/most original holiday sweater you can possibly find (or make one!)
  • Grab your friends and your running shoes
  • Buy a ticket for your entry to the best holiday party of the year
  • Come prepared at the start line to Put the Elf in Selfie! Run a 5k, take the best holiday photo of the year, shoot marshmallow guns, play in some fake snow, hang out in a life-size snow globe, enjoy a complimentary Kahlúa cocktail (21+) and so much more!
What do you get?:
  •  Besides the best day of your life, each participant will receive a new custom Ugly Sweater Run knit hat, an awesome finisher’s medal, a complimentary cup of cheer, a 5k course full of holiday spirit and an after party like no other!
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to take the best holiday photo at our larger than life sno-globe, in front of our massive fire place or with our 40′ tall Santa!
  •  Join us for post-run contests including Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater, Best Pet Attire, Most Original Sweater, Best Team Outfits, Most Inappropriate Sweater, Best Family Outfits, Largest Group/Family, Best Beard, Best Fake Beard and Best Mustache (real or fake!).

See you at the Merriest 5K of the Year!

Find your ugliest sweater

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5k on the Planet. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a post-race alcoholic beverage & Hot Chocolate (age permitting). All kids 5 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10 or at the merchandise tent during the event.

Run or walk

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, enjoy fun holiday features and our hot chocolate stations!

After the run is the after party

This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. Take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with a post-race alcoholic beverage and Hot Chocolate (21+), larger than life snow-globes, fake fireplaces and so much more! Awards for the most original sweater, ugliest sweater, biggest team, best family sweaters, best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, and worst sweater will follow the race.

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