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What is Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run?

A 5K Run / Walk to get you in that Christmas spirit.  Go get your UGLY sweaters now and come help us make Oregon UGLY!  The uglier the sweater, the better!
Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run will have hundreds of Holiday fanatics during the happiest time of year, all decked out in their ugliest Christmas sweaters and attire.
Expect to leave this 5K ready to spread your Christmas cheer to others!  No matter what your age, you will leave this 5K feeling like a kid again!

When is Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run?

Sunday, December 6th.  Start line is at Alton Baker Park (100 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401) .  Finish line is at 5th St. Public Market.  The first and only heat goes off at 11:00am

Registration Prices:

*12/16/14 – 07/31/15: Early Elf $30

*08/01/15 – 10/31/15: On Time Elf $35

*11/01/15 – 12/05/15: Late Elf $40

**GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE (Pricing information on registration page)**

*Day of Registration (If Available)

*Kids ages 6-14: $15

*Kids 5 and under and strollers:  Free

**OUSR T-SHIRT Available for $15 through Monday, November 23rd

Will it be timed?

This is a fun run/walk and will not be timed.  After all….you can only take UGLY sweaters so serious.  This 5K will start at Alton Baker Park and finish at 5th Street Public Market.
Late registration and warm up begins at 8a.m on Sunday, December 6th.
Heats:  The first and only heat starts at 11:00am
Expect the UGLY to go on rain, snow or shine.

What to expect:

Do you remember the lyrics from the 12 Days of Christmas?  This course will have 12 stations, each representing one of the 12 Days of Christmas.  There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout this festive run!  From the moment you step on the course, you will feel that overwhelming sense of Holiday cheer.

Michael Buble and Maria Carey unfortunately won’t be there singing Christmas songs, but we will have a DJ rocking your favorite Christmas music and carolers at the finish line.

Guinness Book World Record:

An attempt for “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Christmas Jump Suits / Christmas Sweaters” from 10:00am – 10:45am (Alton Baker Park):

You’ll want to get to the starting line EARLY to make sure that you are part of this record breaking attempt! Let’s put Eugene on the map and in the Guinness Book of World Records! The current record is held in London for 639 people.  Let’s show London how it’s done!!!

Furry Friends:

This year we are allowing your beloved furry friends to come get UGLY with you!  Bring your dogs to come experience the jolliest and the UGLIEST 5K in Oregon!  We will have special treats (post-race dog snacks) at the finish line for your pets.  There will also be a trophy and prize for the best pet UGLY sweater!  Please make sure your pet is on a leash and please make sure to pick up any mess your pet might make.  You are responsible for your pet during Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run (see waiver).

Activities during the post-race Christmas party hosted by 5th Street Public Market:

*Eggnog Chugging Contest from 12:00pm-12:15pm:

That’s right, you heard us…only the willing can participate.  Line up and have a seat at the table.  You will be cheered on by the crowd as you chug one of the season’s favorite delicious beverages.  1st place will get a 1-hour massage certificate, a watch from H-Boutique, a ugly mug full of candy and a gallon of eggnog to take home for their efforts.  2nd place will get a $25 gift card to Harry Ritchie’s.

*Fruitcake Eating Contest from 12:15pm-12:30pm:

We will pick 8 LUCKY participants from the crowd to join us on stage.  You know that everyone loves fruitcake (wink wink) and you could be the lucky one to see how fast you can eat one.  1st place will get a 1-hour massage certificate, a watch from H-Boutique, a ugly mug full of candy and a fruitcake to take home for the holidays.  2nd place will get a $25 gift card to Harry Ritchie’s.

*Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Contest—Dog Edition from 12:30pm-12:45pm:

We can’t give all the glory to the humans!  Bring your furry kids and deck them out in the UGLIEST of UGLY Christmas Sweaters.  We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

*UGLY Sweater Contest from 12:45pm-1:00pm:

Only the elite and UGLIEST sweaters will make it on stage!  Our panel of judges will pick their top 3 participants from those on stage and those 3 will then be judged by the crowd’s applause.  1st place will receive a $125 gift certificate to Mattress Mania, a new UGLY sweater and a ugly mug full of candy.  2nd place will receive a 1-hour massage certificate.  3rd place will receive a $50 Harry Ritchie’s gift card.

*Pictures with Santa Claus (Open-air photo booth provided by Blue Bus Creatives: )!!!  Santa!!! I know him!!! Come get your pictures with the one and only S.C.  The young and the old-er are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you would like for Christmas.  It is almost that time of year, so start being good.

*Pictures with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Open-air photo booth provided by Blue Bus Creatives: )!

The Course:

Imagine hundreds of runners and walkers decked out in their favorite UGLY sweaters ready to start this festive 5K.  Rocking out to your favorite Holiday music, start the fun as fast or as slow as you want.   The entire course will be decorated with Christmas lights, garland, tinsel and other surprises.  Stop by any of the 12 Days of Christmas to take your photo with friends and family:

Station #1:  12 Drummers Drumming

Station #2:  11 Pipers Piping

Station #3:  10 Lords a Leaping

Station #4:  9 Ladies Dancing

Station #5:  8 Maids a Milking

Station #6:  7 Swans a Swimming

Station #7:  6 Geese a Laying

Station #8:  5 Golden Rings

Station #9:  4 Calling Birds

Station #10:  3 French Hens

Station #11:  2 Turtle Doves

Station #12:  Partridge in a Pear Tree

Finish Line:  We have to keep Santa’s secret on this one.  Register and find out what’s in store!

What you get with your registration:

*Christmas Cheer

*UGLY race bib to match your UGLY sweater

*One free hot chocolate or hot cider or coffee at the finish line

*Photo opportunities along the course and with Santa Claus at the finish line

*Chance to participate in and break a Guinness Book World Record for, “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters”

Parking at EWEB (500 E 4th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401):

Parking is $5 per car (please bring exact change) OR 5 cans of non-perishable food (Food for Lane County) AND/OR an unwrapped toy (Toys for Tots and Foster and Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County) .  Volunteers will be collecting these items at the entrance to the parking lot, so please have ready on hand.  Please car-pool as spots are limited.  All parking will be donated to our three charities.

Packet Pick-up:

Packet Pick-up will be at Sports Authority at the Valley River Center Mall on Thursday, December 3rd from 12:00pm-6:00pm and Sunday, December 6th from 8:00am-10:00am at Alton Baker Park.  If for whatever reason you are not able to pick up your packet on Thursday, you may have a friend/family member pick up your packet and bib for you.

**For questions please email: or call:  503-593-6276

**Last day to register on-line will be Saturday, December 5th at 11:59pm.  Registration will be limited the day of and will be from 8:00am-10:00am.

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