Ugly Sweater Run Sweeps Through Somerville

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By William Tauro

Thousands flocked to Somerville wearing their ugly, very ugly and ugliest sweaters to the East End Grill on Broadway to enter Glen Street for the “Ugly Sweater Run” this past Saturday morning!

Children of all ages as well as adults dressed up for the festive holiday event braving the cold weather to take part In the contest to become the ugliest sweater winner for 2013!

The run took them from East Somerville from Broadway down to Washington Street then down around through the Assembly Square area and back to Broadway again.

The Ugliest Sweater Run Details:

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year. Join thousands of runners and walkers from around the nation at a local Ugly Sweater Run near you. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider. All you have to do is register online to join in the fun. All kids 8 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat and mustache, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10.

The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets and through parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.

After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities. This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. So after the race, take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with two free Sam Adams beer choices and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, best sweater will follow the race.

We ask that every participant brings a new toy to donate under our huge inflatable Christmas Tree. All toys will be donated following the run to the local Toys For Tots chapter in each city.

Does it get any better than this?

Yes. It does. Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, two free Winter Lagers, Boston Lagers, or Angry Orchard hard ciders (if you’re of age of course!) and a mustache – yes a mustache. If you can’t grow one, we’ll give you one. A closed course full of Hot Chocolate aide stations, snow blowers, Clark Griswold’s front yard, and the biggest Santa inflatable around will await you. Make sure to enter the ugly sweater contests to win great prizes. What are you waiting for? Register now!

For more info email ugly@humanmovement.me

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