The Merriest 5K to Visit 18 Cities Nationwide, Benefit Save the Children

Participants get ready for the Ugly Sweater Run in Hartford last year. Human Movement photo.

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 30, 2015) — For the second year, the Ugly Sweater Run will benefit Save the Children as its 18-city tour descends upon North America starting Nov. 28. The annual run, which is in its fifth year, celebrates the joyous season of giving with a 3.1 mile run in the most beautiful and outrageous holiday sweaters.

A family tradition that brings "snow" to every city, the Ugly Sweater Run also includes a visit from Santa, bottomless hot chocolate and, of course, awards and prizes for the tackiest holiday flare. It is open to all ages, free for children five years old and under, and all participants will have the option to donate $5 or more during registration and create an online fundraising platform to help support Save the Children.

"The Ugly Sweater Run is the perfect, festive way to have some quality fun with family and friends this holiday season, while giving back to children in need in the U.S. and all around the world," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO for Save the Children.

Backed by popular demand, an additional four cities will round out Ugly Sweater Run’s 18-stop U.S. tour. Newly added cities Pittsburgh, Penn.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Baltimore, Md. will join in on the holiday fun, with each participant receiving an all-new custom collectible knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate and, for those over 21, a seasonal cold one from Ugly Sweater Run official partner Samuel Adams. Operation Gratitude will also be on-site at every stop collecting goods for gift packages and designing "thank you cards" to send to our troops overseas.

The Ugly Sweater Run, organized by active entertainment company Human Movement Inc., is a unique spin on a holiday festivity and perfect for families, friends, team building and group celebration. Check Ugly Sweater Run out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit theuglysweaterrun.com to find a run location near you and to register.

Human Movement Inc. (HMM) is a leading active entertainment company that produces world-class mass participatory running races, festivals, triathlons, obstacle races, and outdoor events. Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado HMM was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies and one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Places to Work.” HMM is the latest addition to POWDR Corp’s unique portfolio of businesses that include mountain resorts, action sports camps, content production and media. For more information, please visit www.humanmovement.comor email info@humanmovement.com.

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.

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