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Dec 11 2021

Ugly Holiday Sweater 5k

  • 5209 Trenholm Road across from the Forest Acres Police Department
  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021
    Check-in/Day of Race Registration: 7 - 7:45 am
    Race begins at 8 am
    Awards Ceremony: 9 am
  • $30 to participate in 5k
    $5 to enter your furry friend in the "Best Dressed Pet" contest

Get ready to pull out your UGLIEST holiday sweater and run for a cause! The Friends of the Metropolitan Children's Advocacy Center will host its annual 5k race, with all proceeds and donations benefiting the Metropolitan Children’s Advocacy Center (Met CAC), a program of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

Don't want to run? You can still make a donation.

Race Details:

Timing: The race will be officially timed by SVETiming and the course is USATF Certified SC16070DW.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top finishers in the following divisions:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up.

Awards will also be given to the participant with the ugliest holiday sweater or ensemble, as well as Best Dressed Pet.

Packet Pick-up: Friday, Dec. 10, between 11 am – 5 pm at Fleet Feet Forest Acres, 4525 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 or on Saturday, Dec. 12, between 7 - 7:30 am at Forest Lake Gardens, 5209 Trenholm Road.

Registration guarantees a t-shirt if you register on or before Friday, Nov. 26. Online Registration closes Thursday, December 9 at midnight. On-site registration will be available on the day of the race from 7-7:45 am.

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