National Ugly Sweater Day Run
Hosted by Fleet Feet & RAW Running
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- specifically curated collections of the worlds finest gear that fits your individual needs.
- “family-like” training that helps runners and walkers of all ability levels reach their fitness goals while having fun and crushing goals.
- support for local races & events that satisfy the competitive spirit and community engagement.
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Featuring RAW Running Club
Friday, December 15, 2023
Social run starts at 6:30 a.m. General announcements, directions and questions answered before the start.
6:15 a.m. – Meet ‘n’ Greet
6:30 a.m. – Route Instructions
6:35 a.m. – Run Start
7:00 a.m. – Hot Cider & Coco
7:19 a.m. – Sunrise
8:00 a.m. – Event Ends
- Beg, barrow or steal a sweater to wear to the run.
- Run, walk, skip or stroll.
Participation is free.
- The run is self-guided and self-paced–no timing.
- Distance: Chose from 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10-mile loop routes.
Warm up after the run with hot cider and hot chocolate. Top ugly sweaters with the most boos will win prizes.
- Run by yourself, with your family or with a friend.
- The social run is not a race.
- The run is not a closed course, streets are not closed for this activity.
- Use a sidewalk, pedestrian path, or bike lane when possible.
- Pedestrians should yield to cyclists when using the bike lane.
- Adult supervision is required for all youth participation.
- Baby Joggers and strollers permitted.
- Leashed, well-behaved dogs permitted.
Parking available on-site. Review posted signage for tenant parking restrictions. Free parking until 8:00 a.m. at most COA parking meters.
Indoor restrooms are available.
Well-behaved leashed pets welcome on the run.
Social events are run and walk-friendly, free, open to the public, and begin and end at each respective host location. There is no official start time and there is no official timing or scoring. Digital course maps and directions are provided online. Pick up a printed copy of the route from the event host before you start. Parking information is variable based on the location. Follow local parking information for parking policy.
This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the training route. Participants should abide by and follow all local and state traffic safety signage and public use information. Social run routes are measured to an approximate 6.2-mile distance however, participants always have the option to U-turn at any point to match their fitness ability. Social run route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and bike lanes.
Participation in social-run events is potentially hazardous to the health of individuals who are not in good physical condition and health, and they should not participate unless medically able and properly trained. All participants must abide by the rules and decisions of any event organized, and assume all risks associated with the event and any associated event or activities, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and effects of the weather, traffic, road conditions, and all such risks being known and appreciated.
DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I acknowledge and ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS and aspects of the Event. I acknowledge that running, walking and other portions of an event are inherently dangerous and I understand that I will be participating in an event at my own risk, that I am responsible for the risk of participation in an Event, and that I am waiving and releasing my legal rights to sue for any injury or damages arising out of or resulting from my participation in an Event. I understand that I am solely responsible for the conditions of the areas in which I will be participating in the Event and that the Event Organizer has no control over these areas nor will they incur any liability if I should become injured during participation. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness, and disease, permanent disability, paralysis, and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; accidents, contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course conditions; water, road and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels and situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers. I further understand that any injury or damages incurred may be the result of negligence, omission, or carelessness by the Released Parties.
Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of the acceptance of my participation in social rune events, participants waive and release Gannett Co., Inc, d/b/a Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms, and organizations associated with the activity, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in social rune events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with social run events. By participating in social-run events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.