The Ugly Sweater Run Makes Its First Visit to San Diego | Nov. 30

November 6, 2013

Bringing light to a very serious matter... horrible holiday sweaters, The Ugly Sweater Run, presented by Human Movement Management (HMM), invites San Diego to celebrate the holidays by participating in the ‘Ugliest 5k on the Planet’. Runners, walkers, children and four-legged friends will unite at NTC Park on Saturday, Nov. 30 for a little cardio, hot chocolate, Samuel Adams beer and a winter wonderland celebration.

“Ugly sweaters are uniting once again,” said Jeff Suffolk, HMM president. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring our 2013 national series to San Diego, bringing together thousands of people to raise awareness on a very serious manner, ugly sweaters.”

The Ugly Sweater Run course is approximately 3.1-miles long at NTC Park. Once participants are on the course they will find holiday-themed stations at every mile and replenish their electrolytes at a good old-fashioned hot chocolate aid station. After crossing the finish line, participants will enter the post-run festival area where 21+ participants receive two free Samuel Adams Boston or Winter Lagers or Angry Orchard Apple Cider. In addition, all participants receive a custom vintage knit hat, a mustache and unlimited hot chocolate. Participants are encouraged to enter post-race contests for some great holiday prizes.

“This holiday 5k has everything your five-year-old self would want with a few perks of adulthood,” said Suffolk. “Our goal for this race is to give people a well deserved break from the holiday madness and to brighten their holiday spirits.”

The Ugly Sweater Run recognizes Samuel Adams, Toys For Tots, Skedouche, Stache Tats and Sports Authority as sponsors for this year’s festivities. Participants are encouraged to bring a new toy to donate under a huge inflatable Christmas tree; all donations will go to the local Toys For Tots chapter in each city.

For a full list of upcoming cities, more information and to sign up for the run, go to