|Participants run in an Ugly Sweater Run last year in Denver, Colo. Photo by Even Semon.
21 Ugly Sweater Runs across the U.S. to Benefit Save the Children
Eileen Burke 203.216.0718 (M)
Leah Smith 855.GOHMM.01 ext. 108 (O)
Fairfield, Conn. (Oct. 29, 2014) — Bringing holiday light to a very serious matter, Save the Children has partnered with The Ugly Sweater Run, presented by Human Movement Management (HMM), to help children living in poverty in the United States and around the world through a series of 21 Ugly Sweater Runs across America in November and December.
"Ugly sweaters are uniting once again,” said Jeff Suffolk, HMM president. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring our 2014 national series to 21 locations in America, bringing together thousands of people to raise awareness on a very serious matter – ugly holiday sweaters.”
The Ugly Sweater Run courses are approximately 3-miles long. Once participants are on the course, they will find holiday-themed stations at every mile, and replenish their electrolytes at a good old-fashioned hot chocolate aid station.
All participants are given the opportunity to donate $5 or more during registration, as well as on site.The funds raised will benefit Save the Children’s “Make the World Better with a Sweater” holiday campaign to give children in America and around the world a brighter future. Save the Children will also have information booths at the following race locations: Boston, Chicago, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C.
“The holidays are a time to spend with our families, be grateful for what we have, and give back to those less fortunate. But they are also a time to have fun, which is why we invite you and your family to make the world better by donning a festive sweater and joining an Ugly Sweater Run near you to help raise funds for Save the Children,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO for Save the Children. “It’s the perfect way to have some quality fun close to home, while giving back to children in need in the U.S. and all around the world. Plus, working up a sweat will help burn up those sugar-cookie calories. A healthy bonus!”
“This holiday 5k has everything your five-year-old self would want with a few perks of adulthood,” said Suffolk. “Our goal for this race is to give people a well-deserved break from the holiday madness and to brighten their holiday spirits.”
After crossing the finish line, participants will enter the post-run festival area, where participants aged 21-plus will receive one Samuel Adams Boston or Winter Lagers or Angry Orchard Apple Cider, included in registration. In addition, all participants receive a custom, vintage knit hat and unlimited hot chocolate. Participants are encouraged to enter post-race contests for some great holiday prizes.
The Ugly Sweater Run recognizes Save the Children as its charity partner this year and Samuel Adams and Sports Authority as sponsors for the festivities. Tickets start at $45 for groups of 4 or more and under 21 participants, and $50 for individual runners. Register today to receive early pricing at www.theuglysweaterrun.com.
About Save the Children
Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Ugly Sweater Run
The Ugly Sweater Run is a 5k-holiday fun run located in cities across the nation. Being one of the largest 5k’s of its kind, The Ugly Sweater Run invites walkers and runners to burn some calories on an interactive course before receiving massive amounts of hot chocolate and free beer… yes, free beer. The Ugly Sweater Run supports Save the Children, an amazing nonprofit focusing on kids around the world. Ugly sweaters are not only encouraged, but are a necessity. Why wait? Register for The Ugly Sweater Run at www.theuglysweaterrun.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Human Movement Management
Human Movement Management™ (HMM) is an event production company based in Louisville, Colo. For the last decade, HMM has been producing the world’s largest running races, beer festivals, triathlons, mud runs and outdoor events in North America. Yet, they still find time for happy hour at their office lounge, “The Carni-Cabin.” Find us online at www.humanmovement.me or at this thing called The Facebook. It’s new.