Ugly sweaters are my thing. I wear them with pride. Instead of shopping at Macy’s or Express for my clothing, I rummage through thrift shops and find gems like ugly sweaters. They complete me. What if we could wear those ugly sweaters and run at the same time? I’d probably tell you no, but since the official Ugly Sweater Run is happening this weekend…I’ll consider it.

The Ugly Sweater Run is happening at Piedmont Park on December 13th at 11:00 AM. You can run individually or run as a group, but just remember, you’ve got to wear your ugly sweaters. I’m talking like “a wreath made out of Smarties” ugly. The run is 3.1 miles long and is filled with holiday cheer throughout the entire course. At the starting line there will be huge inflatables, photo stations, and some great holiday music that you can’t live without. After the race is over, enjoy some hot chocolate and your choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Mmmm…it’s so worth it. Also after the race, awards will be given for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, and best sweater. My goodness, I just see this going so well.

You’ve still got time to register online, however if you’re going to do it, make it snappy. Click here for all of the information you’ll need!

Wendell Scott