- $26 for one entry to the Sweater Dash 5K at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, December 7 (up to a $52 value)
Mandatory early packet pickup is on Friday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Sports Authority in Dublin. Those picking up packets on race day must pay a convenience fee of $5. Participants receive a custom race bib and a Sweater Dash holiday tree ornament; they are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children in need.)
Ugly Sweater 5K Run and Party
Most 5Ks feature participants in sweat-wicking T-shirts and shorts sprinting toward the finish line. But The Sweater Dash is different. During the fun run, runners and walkers don ugly sweaters to ring in the holiday season. Following the festive jaunt, participants head to the Ugly Sweater Party to celebrate their achievement with live music and holiday food. To add to the merriment, the event includes an award ceremony for Ugliest Sweater and a meet-and-greet with Santa, during which the winner of the Ugliest Sweater award can ask him for more stylish clothing.