Fees are NOT refundable.

Now – 11/1/18 11/2/18 – 12/13/18 Race Weekend
5K $30 $35 $45
Elf Dash $15 $20 $25
Virtual $35 $35 (deadline 12/10) na
  • Online registration will close at 11:59 PM CST December 12, 2018. If a race has NOT sold out, late registration will resume at packet pick up.
  • On-line registrants will receive an auto-generated email confirmation stating their registration was received. Keep this email confirmation as it has vital information needed to obtain the registrant’s race packet on race weekend.
    If you do not receive an email please CLICK HERE.
  • A transaction and credit card processing fee will be applied to the total charge by

Registration is open to all athletes until 11:59 pm CST December 12, 2018 or until the registration cap is achieved.  There is NO waiting list.  The following will be the maximum number of registrations accepted in each race:

Event                      Quantity
5K                            500
Elf Dash                   100
Virtual                      100

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:

  • ​Register online for the Virtual Ugly Sweater Race by December 10 (Domestic Only).
  • You will receive your goodies (race shirt, race number and medal) in the mail the week of the race.
  • Run or walk your race from wherever you are – whenever you want!
  • Starting Monday, December 17th you’ll have 7 days to complete your virtual race.
  • When you have completed your race wear your medal proudly.
  • To be included in the Run Local Race Series, please send us a screenshot of your tracking app showing the date and time. Proof must be received by December 31 to qualify.
  • Post a picture of yourself and medal on social media using #UglySweaterRace and tag @TheUglySweaterRace!

We’ll pick a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner of our virtual race, which will win a free entry to the 2019 Little Rock Marathon.

The Elf Dash is for children under 10 years old and take place after the 5K. Participants receive a cotton participant shirt, race number and stocking.

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 defer registrations to future years for any reason.
  • 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.


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
5K & Elf Dash Finishers:
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Post-race festivities with food, refreshments and music
Elf Dash Participants:
  • Long sleeve technical participant shirt
  • Custom race number
  • Finisher’s medal
Elf Dash Participants:
  • Long Sleeve cotton shirt
  • Custom race number
  • Stocking