Registration/Packet Pick Up

fees are NOT refundable

Elf Dash




Race Day


  • Online registration closes at 11:59 pm CST December 16th for those participating race day. 
  • 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.

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 in central Arkansas must pick up their race packet at regular packet pick up.
  • Participants outside of central Arkansas will have their goodies (race shirt, race number and medal) mailed after the race.
  • Run or walk your race from wherever you are – whenever you want!
  • Starting December 16th you’ll have until December 31st 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.

The Elf Dash is an untimed race for children 10 and under. 

  • The course is less than ¼ mile.
  • Parents are welcome to run with their children.
  • Elf Dash participants will receive a long sleeve cotton shirt, official race number, and stocking filled with treats.

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 20, 2024

Saturday, Decenber 21, 2024
7 am to 8:45 am
Registration Tent – Two Rivers Park

  • Identification will be required to pick up a race packet.
  • Identification must match the name on the race packet.
  • Local virtual participant’s packets MUST be available at packet pick up.

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

5K and Elf Dash 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