The City of Bloomington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts department and Fleet Feet Bloomington invite runners of all abilities and ages to get into the holiday spirit with their Ugliest Sweater Run.

The non-competitive 1.5-mile and 3-mile races will be 1 p.m. Dec. 7. The race begins at the Miller Park Pavilion at 1020 S. Morris Ave. Bloomington, 61701.

Registrants can enter online or in person at Miller Park Pavilion from 5-6 p.m. Dec. 6 or from noon-12:45 p.m. before race time on Dec. 7.

The race costs $10 per person for just the race and $20 to pre-order a long sleeve cotton T-shirt. The deadline to order a shirt is Nov. 27. Registration fees are non-refundable.

The non-competitive event features special prizes on race day in specific categories for each gender. Runners can win prizes in the following categories: Ugliest Sweater, Loudest Sweater, Best Sweatered Couple and Most Festive.

Dig up your best — and ugliest — holiday attire for your chance to win, no matter your athletic ability.

For those interested in volunteering for the event, contact Julie Sibley at (309)-808-3220 or via email at For more information, participants can visit Fleet Feet Bloomington's website

RACHEL HICKEY is a Features and Sports Reporter for The Vidette. She can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @r_hickey15 

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