Ugly Christmas sweaters have become more popular over the years to wear at Christmas parties, and festive occasions. I’ve been to a few of these parties and it’s always so funny to see how creative people get with their tacky sweaters. In fact, last year I attended a party, and someone had tinsel and Christmas lights on their sweater. This person looked like a human Christmas tree! Without a doubt, ugly Christmas sweaters at parties are always a good time. I have never attended an ugly Christmas sweater event with my children. I think it would be super fun to get the entire family decked out in tacky Christmas sweaters.
For this reason, my family and I will be attending the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5km Dash this holiday season. I’m so excited to dress our family up in ugly sweaters, in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation on December 5th for the third annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash presented by Now That’s Ugly Society. A fun family run in our neighborhood, all for a good cause! What a fun way to spread holiday cheer!
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash takes place at Rocky Point park on Saturday, December 5th. The Dash is an un-timed 5 km run featuring holiday themed stations, snow blowers, and giant Christmas characters. We’re so excited to join hundreds of other runners, walkers, children and families in our ugly Christmas sweaters. My youngest says she is most excited for the hot chocolate. My eldest can’t wait to get creative with her ugly Christmas sweater and all of them can’t wait to run in their sweaters!
In addition, we are equally excited to support the Children’s Wish Foundation. The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada grant exceptional wishes for children with life-threatening illness’s. I explained to my girls the type of children we will be supporting from participating in the Ugly Christmas Sweater dash. For example:
“This year the Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash will support granting a wish for kids like Hannah.
Hannah, an almost four-year old from Pitt Meadows, was born with congenital heart defects
that have required a number of surgeries. With a love of dancing, singing, and her dollies,
Hannah is a normal little girl in every way except that there are likely further corrective
procedures in her future. She was recently approved for a wish and is ecstatic to pick something
special for her family.”
“Our goal for this race is to give people a well-deserved break from the holiday madness and to lift
their spirits.” – said Jordan Birch, the Society’s Chief Experience Officer.
We are super excited to spend our Saturday morning lifting our spirits, getting physically active, all while supporting a good cause. I hope to see some familiar faces there!
To register for The Ugly Christmas Sweater Run in Port Moody, please visit
Check out these fun photos from last years Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash!
images: Dwight Simon