It’s time for some holiday cheer and merriment! Come run with us on December 5th, 2020 for a brand new holiday run, the Ugly Sweater Run. This is an inaugural event, and it is being hosted by the Riveter in Mills River, NC.
If you’ve never been to the Riveter, you are in for a treat. The fitness facility opened its doors in 2019 and is the first indoor bike park and climbing gym combo in the nation. Located closely to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and the Asheville Regional Airport, the facility offers outdoor activity and environmental sustainability with a 40,000 square foot facility located above a 10-acre working farm that leads to the French Broad River. The business is based on adventure fitness and has a 16,000+ square feet of climbing terrain, 18,000+ square feet of progressive jump lines, drop training, and the first Velosolutions Pump Park in the country. (Special note: The name “pump track” comes from the pumping motion used by the rider’s upper and lower body as they ride around the track. The idea of a pump track is to use this pumping motion to maintain your speed around the track without pedaling, and these tracks can be ridden by cyclists of all ages and skill levels.)
The facility also has a beautiful yoga studio, a spin studio, community space, libation station (fancy word for a really cool bar), retail shop, and outdoor courses including a cross-country perimeter trail around the farm.
Now you know why we are excited to have our inaugural holiday run at the Riveter! Now let’s talk about the event…
Ugly Sweater Run 5K & 10K & Challenge
The races include something for everyone: A 5k, 10k (double loop), and a Challenge event (triple loop)! Everyone gets a cozy, ugly-sweater t-shirt, a swag bag, and a finisher medal. The courses start at the Riveter and run along scenic and rural paved and farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment.
There’ll be delicious food, drinks, and refreshments after the run (including adult beverages and coffee), and plenty of activities. The Riveter will also be offering a socially-distanced flow, indoor yoga class at the Riveter’s yoga studio for an additional fee.
Ugly Sweater Run Race Swag
Now we know you all love to run, but let’s face it: Running for the bling is even better! Check out these two super cute swag items you get when you register for the Ugly Sweater Run.
Here’s what runners receive with their registration:
5K: Free Ugly Sweater t-shirt, an awesome upcycled finisher medal, goody bag
10K: Free Ugly Sweater t-shirt, an awesome upcycled finisher medal, goody bag, iDaph Gloves
Ugly Sweater Challenge: Free Ugly Sweater t-shirt, an awesome upcycled finisher medal, goody bag AND a bonus item! (To be announced!)