The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and Clark Sports Center partner to host the "Rockin Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run and Walk" on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Participants have a choice of a 4-mile race or a 2-mile fun walk/run not timed. The loop takes the participant around Cooperstown beginning on Main Street. Upon completion of the race, participants will receive either a free coffee courtesy of Stagecoach Coffee or a free beer from Brewery Ommegang. Awards to the top 5 male and female 21 and over and top 5 under 21 male/female will be given. There will also be an ugly sweater contest with a prize going to the ugliest single and also team ugliest.
Upon completion of the race, participants will receive either a free coffee/hot chocolate courtesy of Stagecoach Coffee or a free beer from Brewery Ommegang (coupon valid until 5:00pm on December 1). Cooley's Stone House Tavern will be the location for the Ommegang beer. The event will encourage runners and walkers to venture through historic Cooperstown in their ugliest holiday sweaters and encourage patrons to shop and eat locally while visiting Santa's home.
The event will showcase Cooperstown's beautiful Main Street and provide an opportunity for restaurants and retailers to showcase their businesses to the crowd of locals and visiting attendees. We encourage residents and visitors to visit the Cooperstown Farmer's Market beginning at 9:00am before heading to this event. Everyone is invited to attend this unique event.
Proceeds from this year's race will go directly to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Proceeds will provide gifts to help make the holidays merrier for local children who have lost a loved one.
Race Location: The race will begin at Santa's House in Pioneer Park at approximately 12:00pm with Santa himself giving opening remarks.
Race Cost: Individual • $25 Group (5 people max) • $100 The first 100 registered racers will receive a commemorative ornament.
Race Registration: will take place 10:30–11:30am at the American Legion Post 579 (60 Main Street, Cooperstown NY 13326).