October 22, 2018

Break out the ‘ugly’ sweaters and get ready to run

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Leslie Mercy, a Williston resident and president of the South Burlington Rotary Club, models her ‘ugly holiday sweater’ to preview the club’s inaugural Ugly Sweater Fun Run on Dec. 10.

The South Burlington Rotary Club is hosting an inaugural Ugly Sweater Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, Dec. 10 starting at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on Dorset Street in South Burlington.

Participants are encouraged to dig through their closets, grab their ugliest, tackiest or craziest holiday sweater, and get ready to run 5 kilometers, or walk 2.5 kilometers. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 11 a.m.

The entrance fee is $35 for adults, $15 for kids ages 12-17 and free for kids under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club’s philanthropic projects as well as the Humane Society of Chittenden County. The event includes ugly holiday sweater judging at 12:30 p.m. with prizes to be awarded in several categories.

Online registration is available at southburlingtonrotary.org.

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