Ugly sweater runs invite holiday-themed exercise
From the end of November to mid December various cities across the country will be holding an Ugly Sweater Run.
Children and parents alike will be invited to put on their ugliest sweaters and participate in a 5k in over 20 cities throughout the United States. Solo runners or groups of four people or more can sign up to partake in this festive race, according to theuglysweaterrun.com.
Human Movement Management organizes the race and the company’s president Jeff Suffolk said, ”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.”
The 3.1 mile run benefits the charity Save the Children, which helps children living in poverty all around the world.
According to an article published on nbcchicago.com, there will be stations for runners to grab some hot chocolate throughout the course.
Also, each participant will receive a custom vintage knit hat as well as a drawstring bag. Awards are given out for the best real mustache, best fake mustache and best beard in honor of No-Shave-November.
Although there are no races in Ohio, there are races on Dec. 13 in Philadelphia and Indianapolis.