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5th Annual Ugly Sweater FREE 5K – Saturday, December 21st

HERE WE GO!

Everyone’s FAVORITE Fun Run of the year is set for Saturday, December 21, 2019!  Mark your calendars and start to look for your ugliest of ugly sweaters.

With the toy drive from this annual event, we are able to brighten the holidays for many of our area youth, so we will continue the tradition with this year’s event.  Since registration for this event is FREE, we kindly ask that you bring an unwrapped toy to donate as your participation ‘fee’.  Let’s see how full the we can make our tree this year!!  All the toys donated to go directly to the St. Michaels Community Center, ‘the heart of the community’.

Who doesn’t love a great UGLY SWEATER?  Even if you don’t currently have one hiding in the depths of your closet, we can bet you know where to find one, or can make one!   Tell your friends, bring your family, but make sure you join us for this EPIC event!

To make this event even more fun, we will award prizes for various categories for your ‘Ugly Sweaters’!

Categories are as follows:

Best (UGLIEST) Traditional
Best (UGLIEST) Homemade
Best (UGLIEST) Non-traditional
Best (UGLIEST) Couple/Family/Group
(Stay tuned for official rules to be announced closer to the race date)

Our FREE 5K series is designed to be FUN!  With that in mind, all of the races are prediction races.  That means you try to GUESS your finish time before you start.  Those that come the closest to their actual time (within 10 seconds) will be declared the WINNERS!!

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

Since parking is limited at the store, please plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School, then make the short, 2-block walk to the shop on race morning.  On-site registration and bib pick-up will begin at 7:30am. There will be a  brief pre-race meeting in the front parking lot at 8:45am, then all participants will cross the street together to the race start line.  The race will begin at 9:00am.  There will be one water station set up on the course, which is passed twice.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this event.  Runners, walkers, joggers, walk/jog, child strollers and 4-legged friends….all are welcome!

Remember that if you don’t want to walk or run, then volunteers are always needed to lend a hand!!

Stay tuned about an post-race celebration!

We hope to see you on December 21st dressed in your ugliest gear!!

Resolution Run FREE 5K Fun Run

Our FREE 5K Fun Run Series continues in 2019 as we kick things off with the Resolution Run Free 5K on Saturday, January 12.

Join us for the first race of 2019 in the TriCycle and Run FREE 5K Fun Run series on Saturday, January 12th for the Resolution Run FREE 5K Fun Run.  With the cold weather upon us, we will be collecting cold weather gear and apparel to donate to a local clothing drive.  Since the race is free, we just ask you to bring a donation to participate.  Items to bring this month include hats, gloves, scarves, coats, socks, mittens, and any other items to keep our neighbors in need warm for the next couple of months.

Our FREE races are timed races.  The ‘FUN’ catch is that they are prediction races.  That means you can only ‘win’ if you guess your finish time by the closest margin!  (anyone that guesses within 10 seconds is declared a race ‘winner’).  Our course utilizes the beautiful St. Michaels Nature Trail, making it safe for participants of all ages and ability levels.

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

The race starts promptly at 9:00am.  On-site registration and bib pickup will begin at 8:00am inside the shop (929 S. Talbot St. ~ St. Michaels, MD).  Participants are encouraged to arrive by 8:30am.  A brief race meeting will be held in the front parking lot of the shop at 8:45am, then all participants will proceed to the start line together just before 9:00am.  Participants should plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School (on Seymour Avenue), then make the short 2-block walk down to the shop.

If you have family that is planning to make the trip to the race with you, remember that we can always use a few volunteers to lend a hand on race day!

We hope to see you on January 12th!