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UGLY SWEATER RUN

Presented by Hunter Subaru


A Delightful Blend of Festive Fitness and Holiday Fun


DECEMBER 7, 2024

Throw on your ugliest sweater, lace up your running shoes, and join us in a new location for the 5th annual Ugly Sweater Run presented by Hunter Subaru!

The Ugly Sweater Run is excited to announce its new race location at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC! This year’s event features a scenic, mostly flat course running through the beautiful greenways, around the Brevard Sports Complex, and the charming streets of Brevard. With less than 100 feet of elevation gain on the 5k loop, and a double loop for the 10k, it promises to be fun for participants and spectators alike. The all-paved surfaces make it perfect for families, pets and stroller friendly and anyone eager to wear their most festive ugly sweater. Plus, it’s easy to get onto the course to cheer on your favorite runner. Join us for a morning of fitness, fun, and holiday spirit! 

REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 25, 2024

Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this race:

  • An ultra-soft, super comfy Ugly Sweater T-shirt (Free until 11/3 or $20 if registering after)
  • A commemorative finisher ornament when you cross the finish line
  • Redeem the ticket on your race bib for a FREE BEER
  • A free Hunter Subaru Goody Bag
  • Prizes for the most creative and festive attire
  • Awards for overall and top finishers in each age group
  • A scenic course perfect for families and spectators
  • Professional chip-timing for accurate results published live to the web
  • A fun post-race party at Oskar Blues Brewery

What our runners are saying...

"The run from the Riviter was a gorgeous, scenic route. Race staff were encouraging and friendly, as was nearly every race participant."
"I was encouraged, high-fived, and pushed harder by total strangers. It was a great race and I will be back next year!"
"One of my favorite iDaph events! I loved seeing the holiday cheer in the costumes that everyone wore. Everyone truly embraced the theme of the race, and it made it such a fun experience!"
"Really fun way to kick off Holiday season and stay motivated to run during the winter. Everyone looked like they were having fun. So many great outfits!"
"Love the finisher medal and the whole Holiday Hustle idea - it's motivating!"
"I really liked the terrain change of the race by running through the research area. I think that it gave a great change of scenery."

    The Course

    This year's new location features a scenic, mostly flat course running through the beautiful greenways, around the Brevard Sports Complex, and the charming streets of Brevard. With less than 100 feet of elevation gain on the 5k loop, and a double loop for the 10k, it promises to be fun for participants and spectators alike. The all-paved surfaces make it perfect for families, pet and stroller friendly and anyone eager to wear their most festive ugly sweater. It's also perfect for spectators to find the perfect location to cheer on your favorite runner.

    While these roads experience very light traffic, we do recommend that participants under 14 stay with a parent or guardian.

    10K  |  6.2 Miles

    Start Time
    8:30AM

    Course Cutoff
    10:00 AM

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    5K  |  3.1 Miles

    Start Time
    8:30AM

    Course Cutoff
    10:00 AM

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    Complete the Series!

    The Holiday Hustle Series allows you to experience the thrill of running three amazing Asheville-area locations and commit to staying fit this holiday season!

    South Asheville Turkey Trot | Nov 28
    Ugly Sweater Run | Dec 7
    New Year’s Resolution Run | Jan 1

    Traveling this holiday season? You can still participate virtually!

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    Our Presenting Partner

    This event would not be possible without the generous support of Hunter Subaru. Since 1940, the Hunter Automotive Group has been a locally owned and operated business in Western North Carolina. It is their mission to improve the quality of life for their employees, customers, and the surrounding community. We are grateful for their participation and admire the uplifting attitude they bring to our event.

    Our Community Partner

    All signature iDaph events partner with local organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting these causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents.

    This race will support The Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA). This is an organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of our local housing industry and those who work within this market. They 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.

    WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

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