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Oregon's Ugliest Sweater Run

With the cool weather setting in, some would take the opportunity to hibernate.  Don't let the December weather dampen your spirits!  Grab your favorite holiday sweater and get in on the festive fun with Oregon's Ugliest Sweater Run! Two jolly and ugly 5Ks will be taking place to ensure you won't miss out on the fun.  The first takes place on Sunday, Dec 4th at Bridgeport Village in Tigard starting at 8am and the other on Sunday, December 11th at Alton Baker Park in Eugene starting at 11am.  Don't wait to register, shirts are available for an additional $15 for a limited time (until November 21 for the Tigard run and until the 28th for the Eugene run).  

With your registration, both events offer plenty of fun holiday cheer, as well as:

  • An ugly race bib to match your ugly sweater
  • One free hot chocolate (or hot cider or coffee to enjoy at the finish line)
  • Race photo opportunities along the course
  • Santa Claus at the finish line
  • Post race Christmas Party fun and contests!

Test your endurance after the 5K at the post race Christmas party.  Events include an eggnog chugging contest, fruitcake eating contest, Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater contest for our favorite four-legged running buddies, and then the ugliest sweater contest for people.

Please note that along with any registration deadlines (as noted on the website) that the two locations do offer some subtle differences.  The Tigard event (on December 4th) will not be charging for parking, but ask that each participant bring an unwrapped toy which will be donated to Toys for Tots.  The Eugene event (December 11th) will ask each car to pay $5 for parking or to bring an unwrapped toy.

Packet pickup for the Tigard event will take place at the Sports Authority on Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton on December 1st from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and the morning of the run from 7-7:30 am.  Packet pickup for the Eugene event will take place at the Sports Authority at the Valley River Center Mall on December 8th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and on the morning of the run from 8-10:00 am.

Race Details for Tigard:

When: Sunday, December 4th
Run starts at 8am

Where:  Bridgeport Village (7455 SW Bridgeport Rd, Portland, OR 97224)

Registration:  $39 until December 3rd.  Children 6-14 yrs are $15.  Kids 5 and under and strollers are free.  T-shirts are available for $15 until November 21st.

Website:  Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run Tigard


Race Details for Eugene:

When:  Sunday, December 11th
Run starts at 11am

Where: Alton Baker Park (100 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401)

Registration:  $39 until December 10th.  Children ages 6-14 are $15 and children 5 and under (as well as strollers) are free.  T-shirts are available for $15 until Novermber 28th.

Website:  Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run Eugene

About Robin York (146 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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