DENVER, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Ugly Sweater Run (USR) presented by Kahlúa is a popular 5K national running series taking place across 11 US cities in December and benefitting One Warm Coat charity.
The race organizers today announced a new global Instagram contest to discover what city boasts the “Ugliest of all ugly sweaters,” and will compensate the winners handsomely. There’s also a virtual component open to Motiv Running cities globally.
“Every year runners and walkers come out and really get into the holiday spirit and wear some of the ugliest sweaters one can ever imagine,” said race series director Jenna Velardi. “We thought it would be fun to crown one city the ugliest sweater winner and offer the sweater owner a special cash prize.”
Brand new for 2017 is the virtual run and now all runners can join thousands of other like minded individuals across the globe and be eligible for one grand prize. The virtual runs are open beginning December 1- 31st, and participants in the U.S., the UK and Europe are eligible to participate. All runners will receive a race medal and are eligible to win a cash prize.
“We are also very excited about the new virtual element to the series and we look forward to seeing the ugliness from other countries too!,” added Velardi.
To enter the Ugly Sweater Run contest all participants are encouraged to follow the series on Instagram and upload an image of their really ugly sweater to The Ugly Sweater Instagram Page and tag it with the hashtag #TheUglySweaterRun. A select panel of judges will review all entrants and ultimately crown runner ups and the grand prize ugly sweater.
The grand prize includes a $250 cash prize (to buy a really nice sweater) and complimentary entry into any USR in 2018. The runner up will get $100 and third place receives a $50 gift prize.
To enter the virtual series you can sign up here at the Virtual Ugly Sweater Run. One dollar from every entry will be donated to One Warm Coat and one grand prize winner will be awarded $250 from the Virtual Run category as well.
The Ugly Run Sweater series is now open for registration and holiday fun runners can go to http://theuglysweaterrun.com/locations/ to sign up.
The fun holiday run is open to runners, friends, and families and additional