2020 FAQ:

We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy! Due to COVID-19, this year we made the decision to go virtual. Don't fear, we will have your favorite 5k back in person as soon as it's safe to do so!


How does the run work?

This is a timed run/walk; therefore, you should provide your gender and age group during registration so that we can be sure to get you into the correct competitive bracket. A special prize will be awarded to the 1st place overall racer for male and female. A gift card will be given to those that place 1st or 2nd in each age category. The age categories are as follows for male and female racers: Under 10, 11-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All that said, feel free to walk and get some fresh air even if you don’t plan to finish in the top 3!

I am not in shape... Can I still race?

Of course - round is a shape! From racing stallions to couch potatoes, this 5k provides entertainment for all participants.

Do I receive anything with my registration?

Each race registrant will receive an Ugly Sweater 5k gift and a free hot chocolate. These items can be picked up Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th between 4-6 pm at the Myrick Park main shelter. 

What is the length of the course?

The course spans 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).

Are there donations to charity?

Event proceeds benefit programs locally and internationally. Additional donations for this cause are welcomed and can be given at our Rotary Club of La Crosse - After Hours website (Click "Give" at the top of the page to donate). More information on this initiative can be found by clicking “About” on the Ugly Sweater 5k website.

Can my kids run?

Santa's little helpers are welcome to participate. Children under 12 can race for free with a canned food donation. Please drop your food donation off at Rotary Lights or a local food pantry or Little Free Pantry. 

Can I pick up someone else's race packet?

If the racer has signed up online and the individual/parent/guardian has already acknowledged our waiver, you may assist them in picking up their race packet. 

Will there be any contests?

What would a theme run be without preposterous competitions? In addition to awards for finishers in various age categories, awards will be given for the best ugly sweater. This will be done on social media this year so don't forget to follow our Rotary Club of La Crosse - After Hours Facebook page and Instagram. So dig deep in your closet and find something great!

Have other questions?

Don't be shy. Email us and we'll get you an answer faster than a snowman melts on a hot day: info@oneugly5k.com