Saturday, December 9th 2023 Edwardsville, IL 62025 US
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CHRISTmas Ugly Sweater 5K

$35 Registration ends December 9, 2023 at 9:00am CST
Open to ages 3+.

Virtual 5K

$35 Registration ends December 9, 2023 at 9:00am CST


Trinity Lutheran Ministries
600 Water Street
Edwardsville, IL US 62025


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to put on your ugliest sweater and join us on Saturday, December 9th, 2023 as Trinity Lutheran Ministries presents the CHRISTmas Ugly Sweater 5K.

This year you have the option to run with us in person or virtually!

The in person race will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 9:00am.

The virtual race will be open to run from Dec. 9th - Dec. 16th. 

Why YOU should join us:

  • We are using the same route as last year and we are excited to have a newly paved road for the race! 
  • You will be filled with Christmas cheer as you enjoy a wonderland of music, photo booth and hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line!
  • 20% of registration costs will go to support individuals in the community through Glen-Ed Food Pantry & Neighbors in Need
  • This year we are offering the option of a long sleeved dry-fit shirt or a cotton t-shirt.
  • A fun finisher medal and shirt are guaranteed to those who register by November 28th.
  • Chip-timed and RaceJoy tracking available
  • Post-Race sweater contests! (see entry rules below)
  • Special group/family pricing to groups of 4 or more!
  • An option to run in person on race day or virtually from anywhere you would like!
  • 2023 Pricing: Early Registration $25 for t-shirt, $30 for dry-fit long sleeved shirt. Early Registration until Nov. 27th, $35 and $40 Registration starting Nov. 28th

 Early Registration ends November 27th. Prices increase $5.

In person 5K Awards - Plaques for Overall Male/Female and medals awarded to Top 3 in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Virtual 5k Awards - Medals will be awarded to the top finisher in each age category.

Early Packet Pickup - 12/8/23 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Trinity Lutheran Ministries

Race Day Packet Pickup - 12/9/23, 8:00am-9:00am, Trinity Lutheran Ministries

Post-Race Sweater Contest: Gift card prizes awarded to those who enter our sweater contest! Awards for: Ugliest Sweater, Most Christmas Spirit, & Best Group Sweater Theme (group of 4 or more). 

Race will be held rain, snow, or shine!

- There are no refunds on registration -


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the CHRISTmas Ugly Sweater 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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