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Race Preview: The Ugly Sweater Run: Portland, OR

Time to hit the thrift shop and find that perfect ugly sweater because on Sunday, November 30th The Ugly Sweater Run is looking for the best (ugliest) sweater! This event will feature some great contests along with hot chocolate, hard cider, and Sam Adam's beer at the finish! Run or walk this 5k through the streets and parks of Portland and even enjoy some hot chocolate at the aid station in this sure to be fun run. The Ugly Sweater Run has partnered with Save the Children so not only will this be fun, but an opportunity to help give back.

Starting at the convention center this 5k loops around the Willamette river and back. The starting line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and holiday music. There will be holiday themed stations at every mile, and the aid station will have hot chocolate and water. Following the run back at the convention center there is more fun, with one free beer per entrant and other holiday goodies. There is also going to be a contest for: Best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, best sweater and of course ugliest sweater. This run is not timed and is just for fun so no awards will be handed out.

The Ugly Sweater Run benefits Save the Children which is a trusted organization. Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

What: The Ugly Sweater Run

When: Sunday, November 30th 2014 Run starts at 9 am.

Where: Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


Cost (includes vintage knitted holiday hat): $35 per person, $40 day of run (if spots are left) and teams of 4 or more $30 per person and $35 day of run (if spots are left). Kids under 5 are free, but if they would like a hat $10

About James Bozeman (25 Articles)
I live in Medford, Or with my wife and 3 children. I have 2 girls ages 9 and 5, and an infant son almost a year old. Finding time to run is difficult at times, but remains my number 1 passion. I like to write for fun, and love watching sports. I grew up in the SF Bay Area, and love visiting and cheering on the local teams.

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