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Ugly Sweater Run

presented by Hunter Subaru


Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Riveter, Fletcher, NC

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is set for Saturday, December 3rd at the Riveter in Mills River, NC! Ugly Sweaters and holiday cheer are strongly encouraged!

Join iDaph Events for a festive 5K and 10K hosted by the Riveter, the nation’s premier indoor climbing gym, bike park, and wellness arena. 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 (including adult beverages and coffee), and plenty of activities including a premier bike park and a climbing wall.

The races include something for everyone! A 5k, and a 10k (double loop)! Everyone can get a cozy, ugly-sweater t-shirt (free until July 31st deadline, or $10 beginning August 1st), a Hunter Subaru swag bag, and a finisher Christmas ornament! All levels and abilities are welcome! Run a relaxed pace and take selfies, OR run your heart out and try to get a personal best!



Ugly Sweater Review - Catherine Beck

What an amazing event! It felt so good to not only have a race on the calendar, but one that I knew would be organized and safe. iDaph communicates clearly about race protocol and event details…and makes some stellar race swag as well 🙂 I had a blast rockin my ugly sweater and enjoying some friendly competition. Unique course with race length options for all levels.

- Catherine B.

Race Details:

Start Times: 8:30 AM

Race is capped at 150 participants. 

Course is closed at 10 AM.

Course Type: Paved Road & mostly farm & rural roads
Stroller friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

 Virtual 5K and 10K & Challenge

We are offering a virtual option for both the 5K and 10K


Costume Contest!

This year we’re taking the costume contest to the next level. We’re in search of jolly old St. Nick! Dust off your Santa suit, comb out that long white beard, put your reading glasses on, and practice your best “Ho, Ho, Ho!” The top three Best Dressed Santas will win an awesome prize from The Riveter!

Don’t have a Santa suit? Wear your UGLIEST sweater and you still have a chance to win! The BEST ugly sweater outfit for male, female, kid and group categories will also win prizes from The Riveter!

Take a photo and post it on social media, then tag @idaphevents and @riveternc and use hashtag #uglysweaterrun.


What is included with your race entry:

• A chance to wear your ugliest sweater!

• Chip-timing for accurate results and LIVE results accessible on your smartphone.

• A totally set up and well-marked course on scenic paved rural roads and farm roads in Mills River, NC!

• One-of-a-kind Prizes for overall and age group award winners

Super-cool swag including:

• Unique Ugly Sweater Finisher Christmas Ornament

• Super comfy, custom-designed, short-sleeve t-shirt free, with an option to upgrade to a long sleeve shirt for $10, until July 31st at midnight. Beginning August 1st, short sleeve shirts can be purchased for $10 and long sleeve shirts can be purchased for $15.

• Hunter Subaru Goody Bag


T-shirt deadline:

Deadline: Sunday, July 31st at midnight

This is a family-friendly event! There is no age restriction, but children under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult. While we expect little traffic on the rural roads and course, it is open to vehicular traffic. This is not a closed course.

At the Riveter

The Riveter has a variety of activities for you and your family. Check out the climbing wall and bike park. Grab a delicious lunch from a food truck, and a delicious hot beverage from Bare Bones Brew Haus.


This race is part of the Holiday Hustle!

Need a little extra motivation to keep running during the holiday season? Join us for our newest running series: the Holiday Hustle!


Participants can join us either in-person or virtually (or a combo of both) for these three races:

And will get an awesome ‘Holiday Hustle’ medal on New Year’s Day! To enter the Holiday Hustle series, just sign up for each of the three events listed above and you will be automatically added. The deadline to register for the three races in the series to get the medal is Tuesday, November 1st, 2022. There’s no better way to get through the holidays than crushing goals and winning extra bling!

Stay connected by joining the Holiday Hustle Facebook Group HERE!


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Water Stations

Green Moose Fuel will host the Water Station! 5k: mile 1.5 and 10k: mile 1.5 and mile 4.5. 

Run Course

The Ugly Sweater 5K & 10K are 3.1 & 6.2 miles of festive awesomeness. You’ll start at the Riveter and run along rural paved roads, scenic farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment. While we expect little traffic on the rural roads and course, it is open to vehicular traffic. This is not a closed course. The 10K will do the same loop from the Riveter twice - twice the miles, twice the beautiful scenery!

Rules for the Ugly Sweater Run

• All participants are expected to display courteous, professional behavior at all times.
• No rollerblades allowed.

• Runners will run facing traffic on the paved sections of the course. While we expect little traffic on the rural roads, they are open to car traffic. No running in the middle of the road!

• Please be courteous to other foot traffic on the course.



Ugly Sweater Run T-shirt


You’ll receive this free ‘it’s so ugly it’s cute’ holiday t-shirt if you register by July 31st at midnight! Beginning August 1st, you’ll have the option to add one to your registration for $10.

Ugly Sweater Run Finisher Medal


What better way to celebrate a great run than to hang your bling on the tree! Everyone gets this super cute and festive finisher ornament!

iDaph Events Run Local Hoodie


Want long sleeves? You can purchase the long-sleeve version of the Ugly Sweater t-shirt for $10 if you register by July 31st at midnight. Beginning August 1st, you can add one to your registration for $15.


Run a 5K or 10K on your own time! Virtual participants will have access to the course information for the event so they can have a ‘self-serve’ event experience on the same courses as the in-person runners. Or, they can come up with their own course anywhere! Virtual participants get to challenge themselves by participating and having a goal to work towards. Please note: You cannot run the virtual option on Race Day. Transfers to virtual during the week of the event will cost $10.

Virtual Event Highlights:

• All Virtual participants will receive a free Ugly Sweater shirt and a super-cool finisher ornament.
• Participants in the virtual event can make multiple attempts to improve their time! Results must be submitted via Race Roster online.


 You’ll have two options to pick up your race packets this year.

1. Pre-event packet pick-up will be at Hunter Subaru, 220 Hunter Airport Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732 on Friday, December 2 from 3 - 5PM. We highly suggest you pick up your packet early for a less hectic experience on race day.

2. Race Day packet pickup - 7am - 8am inside the Riveter. 


Location: 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732


Want to skip Packet Pickup? Easy-peasy! You can have your race number and shirt mailed to you. Just pick the ‘ship your swag’ option when you register online. Deadline to opt in for this option is Sunday, November 13th at midnight. 


The Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA) was founded in 1966. We are affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA). With just over 1070 members, the Asheville HBA is one of the largest Home Builders Associations in North Carolina and 15th largest HBA in the country.

The AHBA is involved in all aspects of residential construction. Our members are contractors building custom and speculative homes as well as multifamily dwellings. Additionally, they are involved in all aspects of the construction industry including suppliers, realtors, bankers, subcontractors, insurance agents, and those meeting the office needs of our member businesses.

We are an organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of our local housing industry and those who work within this market.

The AHBA is known for connecting members through monthly networking and educational events, promoting professional development, hosting community outreach events and much more.



Fleet Feet Asheville will provide Gift Certificates to the overall and masters winners + a PRIZE!


Masters (top 1 male/female)

Age Group Categories - Top 3 

12 and under


20 - 29

30 -39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 - 69

70 + up

Award Ceremony

5k Awards will be handed out at approximatley 9:45am, 10k awards will be handed out afterwards.

Not able to hang out and wait for your award? You can pick yours up the week after the event at Fleet Feet Asheville or have it shipped for $10.



The top overall male and female finishers in the Virtual Event will also receive a top-finisher prize. Results must be submitted online through Race Roster by Sunday, December 4th at midnight to be eligible for overall prizes and awards.




Searchable Results can be found HERE. 

PDF Version of Results: 10k All10k Age Group5k All5k Age Group

Challenge Finishers: (Both 5k & 10k) 



The Riveter Mills River North Carolina Bike Park
The Riveter Mills River North Carolina Bike Park

When you complete the 5K or 10K, check out the Riveter for plenty of fun activities, food and refreshments! 

The Riveter in Mills River offers a climbing wall, bike park, a yoga studio, and more. Visit their website for details on all they have to offer. Post race chair massages - bring some cash for tips. Stretch and yoga for athletes at the Riveter will be at 10 AM. 

There will be a food truck at the event with delicious food options, a gourmet coffee truck, and the bar opens at 11 am with specials on tap. DJ Rut Jut will be entertaining us at the finish line this year!

Participants will receive a discounted bike park pass for the day. Check out the Riveter’s Bike Park and check it out with family and/or close friends. The Bike Park is great for all levels! 


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Partial proceeds from this race will benefit the iDream Athletes Foundation. 

It is the mission, duty and purpose of iDream Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities for Western North Carolina youth and adults who are unable to pay for sporting event fees, coaching, travel expenses and/or equipment to train for and/or participate in our WNC sporting events. This tax-exempt non-profit provides needs-based scholarships. The amounts to be gifted are determined on a case-by-case basis through a criteria-selection process.

In addition, we will assist in fueling the growth for local running, cycling and multi-sport champions, teams, clubs, locally owned stores and communities in Western North Carolina by providing resource and financial support when conducting our key activities.

CLICK HERE to learn more! 



The Riveter is located in Mills River, North Carolina, and is near the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and nextdoor to the Asheville Airport. 

FROM HWY 280, Turn onto Ferncliff Park Drive, At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Old Fanning Bridge Rd. Almost immediately after this turn onto Old Fanning Bridge Road, a volunteer or police will assist you with parking in a gravel lot beside the Riveter. 

CLICK HERE for directions to the Riveter. 


There is ample parking at the Riveter. Please drive slow and with caution when arriving and leaving the parking areas as they will be open to the public and runners will be running the course while you may be parking or leaving the race. 


Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are allowing everyone to transfer their registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. In the virtual event, you’ll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event.

REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safe for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and we will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled due to the pandemic, weather, or an act of god.

TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the day of the event. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events.  There will be no refunds for the price difference between events. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10.


CANCELLATION: As we all know the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government declares a new stay-at-home order or places new restrictions on gatherings and we are not able to have the in person event, all in-person event registrations will automatically be converted to the virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event, you will have your swag mailed to you for free.


Volunteering is a great way for you to support and cheer on your friends and family members, as well as support the local athletic community! Volunteers will get a super cool, Ugly Sweater Run Shirt! 






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