Ugly Sweater 5k 2021

Wed November 24 - Sat December 4 La Crosse, WI 54601 US
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Myrick Park to Riverside Park
La Crosse, WI US 54601

The Ugly Sweater 5K is coming up on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, and will be hosted by the Rotary Club of La Crosse—After Hours (RAH)! 

We have been working hard to make our 2021 Ugly Sweater 5k a family-friendly and festive event. This year's race will be both in-person and virtual. Packet pick-up and race-day check-in will be at the Myrick Park Center beginning at 3:00 pm with holiday music and characters. Same-day registration is also available. The race begins at 4:15 pm in Myrick Park and racers will run/walk through the La Crosse marsh trails under sparkly lights. The race ends at Riverside Park at Rotary Lights. An award ceremony will take place in the heated tent at Rotary Lights, and will have plenty of ugly sweaters, holiday lights, and cheer!

Your generosity and continued support of our club’s efforts have allowed us to make an impact both locally and internationally. In 2020, RAH:

  • Helped organize and volunteer at Food Drive Fridays which collected over 68k pounds of food and raised nearly $310k for The Hunger Task Force, ensuring our local food pantries are stocked in the months to come
  • Donated $1,700 to The Parenting Place to purchase diapers and wipes for families in need
  • Partnered with The Good Fight to purchase a van to transport at-risk youth to the community center and provide a safe and nurturing environment. We look forward to growing this partnership and being mentors to the kids. 
  • Packed 150 backpacks full of school supplies for local kids in need.
  • Our club also continues volunteer work in Upper Hixon, doing trail and prairie maintenance in one of our city’s most valuable treasures.
  • Internationally, we supported Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation by contributing to the purchase of a bus to safely transport young girls to school in Afghanistan so they can receive the education that their mothers weren’t afforded.
  • We continue to bring clean water to children in Valladolid, Mexico with the installation of water filters in schools. Although the past two years have been far from normal, we remain committed to serving others and supporting our community through any challenge we face.

Prices for Ugly Sweater 5k:

  • Children 10 and under: Free with a non-perishable food item
  • Ages 11-15: $15
  • Ages 16+: $25 before November 25; $30 after November 25; $35 same-day registration 
  • Virtual: $25

Map of the race course. 

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Ugly Sweater 5k!

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