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Sun November 26, 2023 Dryden, NY 13053 US Directions
Jingle Bell Rock Your RUN!


42 W Main St
Dryden, NY US 13053


Come join us for the 4th Annual Dryden Ugly Sweater 5K.  This event combines "fun" and "run". Participants are not required but definitely encouraged to dress in costume (ugly sweaters) for this chilly run/walk. All race participants will receive a custom Team Santa or Team Grinch long sleeve shirt, jingle bell bracelet, and finisher medal.  The event will start at the Historical Dryden Hotel (Built in 1844) with most of the run/walk on the new Dryden Rail Trail. This event will benefit the Dryden Rail Trail Revenue Fund as they continue to need funding to complete and improve this beautiful Trail. All donations and a portion of the race proceeds will help this cause.

                     Pre-race Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, November 24 at the Dryden Hotel (42 W. Main St.) from 4:00pm-6:00pm.                                                               For those of unable to attend on Friday we will have race day PPU starting at 10:00am also at the Dryden Hotel.

Post race fun at the Dryden Hotel immediately following your run. They will be serving up something warm and special that is always awesome and tasty. Beer specials as well. All of this free for event participants. 


The 5K race event will start in Montgomery Park located just behind the Dryden Hotel. The first 1/2 mile is on pavement roads with the rest of run/walk on the newly established Rail Trail. The Trail is quite wide and flat (total elevation gain is 35 feet). It is mostly a grass trail but there are some gravel paths along the way. Best to wear trail sneakers if you have them. Here is a course map that will give you a sense of the 5K course, Dryden Ugly Sweater 5K course map.


Friday, November 24th  4-6PM

  • Dryden Hotel, 42 W Main St, Dryden, NY 13053

Race Day: Sunday, November 26th   10:00-10:45AM

  • Dryden Hotel, 42 W. Main St. Dryden, NY 13053


We ask that runners wear their favorite Ugly Sweater, prizes will be awarded for:

  • BEST Ugly Sweater
  • Most Creative
  • Most Funny

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