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Come join us for the 2nd Annual Utica Ugly Sweater 5K for a brisk 5K Run or Run/Walk along the Erie Canal Trail followed by a fun and festive after race party at Aqua Vino Restaurant. All race participants will receive a custom winter beanie and a jingle bell bracelet that will add to the "spirit and sound" of the this years event. All finishers also receive an Ugly Sweater 5K medal that doubles as an ornament. There will be awards for the overall winners (M/F) as well as age group prizes for both men and women. All participants will receive a free beer as well as soup/sandwich prepared by Aqua Vino (https://www.aquavinorestaurant.com/).
The race event will be capped at 350.
A portion of the proceeds and all donations will go to the Rescue Mission. Please bring winter clothing donations to the race. They are especially seeking winter items ie. coats, boots, (sneakers as well) hats, mittens, socks and hygiene items (tooth paste, tooth brushes, combs, etc.).
There will be awards for overall winners M/F as well as age group awards.We ask that runners wear their favorite Ugly Sweater, prizes will be awarded for "best in dress", most creative and most unique Ugly Sweaters (we will have vintage Ugly Sweaters available for purchase for $10 at packet pickup events and race day. All ugly sweater proceeds go to the Rescue Mission.
After the race there will be an Ugly Sweater party at Aqua Vino Restaurant including a free beer and a free food offering for race participants. General public is welcome to attend and the bar/kitchen will be open. The restaurant and parking is walking distance from the Start/Finish area.
11:00am - 1:00pm- CoreLife Eatery, 4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413
4:00pm - 6:00pm- The Sneaker Store, 4490 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413
December 2nd (Race Day)
9:45am - 10:45am- Aqua Vino Restaurant, 16 Harbor Lock Rd, Utica, NY 13502
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