Runners and Fashionistas unite for the first annual

Warning:
Extremely tacky, disturbing ugly Christmas Sweaters
. Some sensitive viewers may be offended.
Fashion conscious viewers will most definitely be offended. Viewer discretion is advised.

benefiting the
Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs

PARKING UPDATE! FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE COLORADO COLLEGE AT THE VISITORS PARKING LOT, WHICH IS LOT E-1. IT IS A ONE MILE WALK TO THE START FROM THIS PARKING LOT, SO PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME. THE BENEFITS ARE THAT IT SAVES THE HASSLE AND TIME OF TRYING TO FIND A PARKING PLACE ON SIDE STREETS ON THIS VERY BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN COLORADO SPRINGS. Here is the link to the map to put in this section:  
http://www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/campus/campusmap/CCcampusMap.pdf
 

"UPDATE: T-SHIRT DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT NOV. 25th!" 

These cotton t-shirts have a very special custom design, created by the siblings of children with CP.

To view more pictures of the event please click here and here!

 
 
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Come join us again for the second annual Race on December 1. 2012

Monument Valley Park

 

When: Saturday, December  1st,  2012. 5km starts at 11:30 am, the one mile walk starts at 11:35 am.

Where: Monument Valley Park Colorado Springs, CO.
Just off the corner of Glen and Cache Le Poudre St. (170 West Cache La Poudre St. 80903, southeast of I-25 and Unitah, near the swimming pool and tennis courts)

Description: A family friendly fun run and walk benefiting the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs.

Distance: a 5km fun run and 1 mile walk

Course Description: Finely crushed gravel paths and pavement. 1 mile walk is flat; 5km fun run has a few minor hills. There is a street crossing for the 5km. The official course  and timing cut off for all 5km participants is 60 minutes after the start. 

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station at the half mile point, and another aid station at the turn around for the 5km (at approx 1.5 miles). Aid stations will have water, and lots of holiday goodies. There will also be post race treats at the finish. We doubt anyone will go hungry and youíll probably need to go run some more after the race to burn it all off.

Parking: Runners are responsible for their own parking and fees associated with this event. If you are parking on side streets, please be respectful of any neighbors and businesses, and bring change for parking meters if needed!

Weather:  Itís December in the Rocky Mountains, so chances are it is going to be cold, snowing, icy, and windy. Dress appropriately! Wear some warm, insulated layers under that ugly sweater and maybe a matching ugly hat! Youíll look fab!

Race Registration:  via Active.com only

 Remember, if you want a shirt, you must register by November 15th. The shirt is optional and there is an additional fee.

                        


Please go to Active.com  for more information. One Child 12 and under are FREE per accompanied paid adult.

Please note: the entry fee does not include a race t-shirt, but for an additional fee, paid through Active.com at registration, you now have the option to buy a 2012 Ugly Christmas Sweater shirt.

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards to top three male and female 5km runners.
Special individual awards will go out to those participants sporting particularly ugly sweaters.

Online registration only through Active.com from 10/03/2011 until 11/30/2011, or in person at packet pick up, or race morning at the start in the big beautiful pavilion in Monument Valley Park, from 10 am until 11:15 am.  

Packet Pickup Location:
                                             

Friday November 30, from 2 pm until 7pm at the Colorado Running Company, 833 north Tejon Street, (719) 635-3833.

Toy Drive: We know many families are struggling this holiday season, but if your budget allows it, we will have a box for any of you wishing to donate an unused, unwrapped toy. Thank you!

 

Thank you to Bestway Disposal has generously offered to donate four portable toilets. This saves the race hundreds of dollars! Thank you for your support! As wall as Larabars, for donating samples.  ENT is a proud supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs.

             

     

                           

Other FAQís:

1.   OMG! I donít have an ugly Christmas sweater and I canít seem to find one. What do I do?!

Ugly Christmas sweaters do seem to becoming more and more rare these days. And with this race coming up, they are going to become more coveted each year. I suggest you go to a local thrift shop or the Salvation Army, and decorate it yourself. Have an ďUgly Christmas Sweater Making PartyĒ that only the cool people get invited to. Be creative, and have fun!

Get inspired! Look for ideas.

2.   I donít celebrate Christmas. Can I still participate in this run?

Of course you can! People and ugly sweaters representing all faith (or no faith) backgrounds are welcome!

3.   Can my pet participate?

Iím sure your pet would look lovely in an ugly Christmas Sweater, (mine does) but unfortunately for safety reasons there are no pets allowed. 

4.   Are baby joggers, bikes, or wagons allowed on the course? Due to liability reasons, no baby joggers, bikes, strollers, or wagons are allowed on the race course. However, we do allow the use of devices with individuals with CP or other neuromuscular diseases. If you have any questions please contact the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs at 719-638-0808.
 

Are there awards?  Yes! People wearing particularly ugly sweaters are eligible for special awards to be given after the race. 

Is there chip timing, jet fly-overs, marching bands, professionally certified distances measured by laser guided GPS satellites orbiting the Earth? No. The focus is on fashion! 
 

What kind of person would put on such an unusual event?  A very socially maladjusted nutcase, given to delusions of grandeur.  For more information, and more race updates, go to:   uglychristmassweaterrun.blogspot.com
 

Additional Information: If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Anita Fromm at 719-464-4153 or sweaterrun@yahoo.com, as well as the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs at 719-638-0808.