Now for a very serious matter… Ugly holiday sweaters. Active entertainment company, Human Movement Management (HMM), is pleased to announce the return of their Holiday-themed 5k, The Ugly Sweater Run, to Atlanta on Saturday Dec. 13. In its fourth year as “The Ugliest 5K on the planet,” the family-friendly tradition will take place at Piedmont Park at 11 a.m.
“Ugly Sweaters are uniting in Atlanta once again, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Jeff Suffolk, HMM President. “This holiday 5k has everything your 5-year-old self would want with a few additional perks of adulthood. Our goal is to give people a well deserved break from the holiday madness to spend time with friends and family.”
This jolly celebration will unite runners and walkers of all ages in a festive winter wonderland. The event will feature a 3.1-mile fun run with holiday music, hot chocolate aid stations, holiday-themed inflatable decorations and, of course, an abundance of ugly sweaters! With registration, participants will receive a custom knit vintage hat, and those who are over 21 will also receive a free Sam Adams Boston or Winter Lagers or Angry Orchard Hard Cider.
This year, The Ugly Sweater Run is proud and excited to partner with Save the Children. All participants are given the opportunity to donate $5 or more during registration or during the event itself. The funds raised will benefit Save the Children’s “Make the World Better with a Sweater” holiday campaign to give children living in poverty in America and around the world a brighter future.
“The holidays are a time to spend with our families, be grateful for what we have and give back to those less fortunate. But they are also a time to have fun, which is why we invite you and your family to make the world better by donning a festive sweater and joining an Ugly Sweater Run near you to help raise funds for Save the Children,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO for Save the Children. “It’s the perfect way to have some quality fun close to home, while giving back to children in need all around the world. Plus, working up a sweat will help burn up those sugar-cookie calories. A healthy bonus!”