Registration/Packet Pick Up


Fees are NOT refundable.

9/14/2021-10/24/2021 10/25/21-
5K  $30.00  $35.00  $40.00  $50.00
Virtual  $40.00  $40.00  $45.00 NA


  • Online registration closes at Noon CST December 8th for those participating race day.  Those planning to participate virtually must register by midnight CST December 6th.
  • A transaction and credit card processing fee will be applied to the total charge by
  • On-line registrants will receive an auto-generated confirmation immediately after the registration is completed.  Keep this email confirmation for future reference as it has vital information you may need race weekend.
  • A transaction and credit card processing fee will be applied to the total charge by
  • If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder first.  Then log into your participant dashboard to correct your email.

There is NO waiting list.  The following will be the maximum number of registrations accepted in each race:

Event               Quantity
5K                     700
Virtual              150

Can’t be tacky with us on race day?  No worries. We offer a virtual option.  Know the joy of crossing the finish line using your own route, distance and best of all you can run or walk at your convenience. Virtual participants receive a race shirt, race number and finisher’s medal.

How It Works:

  • ​Participants outside of central Arkansas will have their goodies (race shirt, race number and medal) mailed race week.
  • Participants in central Arkansas must pick up their race packet at regular packet pick up.
  • Run or walk your race from wherever you are – whenever you want!
  • Starting December 12th you’ll have until December 20th to complete your virtual race.  
  • Virtual times should be submitted through thru your Race Roster dashboard.
  • Finish times will qualify for the Run Local Race Series, but registration for the series is required. 
  • When you have completed your race wear your medal proudly.
  • Post a picture of yourself and your medal on social media using #UglySweaterRace.

Please read carefully before you register and are charged an entry fee for this year’s event.  This section is consider a part of the race rules and regulations.

  • The Ugly Sweater Race does not happen overnight.  We must plan months in advance, which makes it difficult and costly to make changes after registration opens.  Medals, bibs, shirts and other items are ordered many months before the race and purchased according to information provided during initial registration. As a result, and similar to most races in the industry, the Ugly Sweater Race does not offer refunds.  This applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc.
  • Race official reserve the right to reject any registration.
  • The Ugly Sweater Race does not offer refunds for any reason and does not allow transfers to another individual.
  • Individuals caught participating with another participant’s number will be removed from the course and disqualified.
  • All participants under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign their registration form to participate.
  • An official race number is required to participate in all races. NO BANDITS!  Please see FAQs for penalties for unauthorized individuals.


Friday, December 10, 2021
Noon to 7 pm
The Centre at University Park
6401 W. 12th St.
Little Rock, AR 72204

Saturday, December 11, 2021
7:00 am to 8:45 am
Registration Tent – Two Rivers Park
6900 Two River Park Road
Little Rock, AR 72223

  • Complete details on the packet pick up process will be emailed directly to the participant prior to race week.
  • Identification will be required to pick up a race packet.
  • Identification must match the name on the race packet.
  • Local virtual participants will be required to pick up their race packets during packet pick up.  Virtual participants outside of central Arkansas will have their packets mailed.

Ugly Sweater Race is a project of the Little Rock Marathon and benefits Little Rock Parks & Registration.  We are incredibly grateful to all that participate.  The following amenities are included with your registration fee:

5K Participants:

  • Long sleeve technical participant shirt
  • Custom race number
  • Plentiful course support
  • A wonderfully tacky course

Virtual Participant:

  • Long sleeve technical participant shirt
  • Custom race number
  • Finisher’s medal

5K Finishers:

  • All 5K finishers receive a finisher’s medal