Fees are NOT refundable.


6/15 – 10/24/19

10/25 – 11/12/19

11/13 – 12/12/2019

Race Weekend

















  • Online registration closes at 11:59 PM CST December 12, 2019.  If the race is NOT sold out, late registration will resume at packet pick up.
  • 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. CLICK HERE: PARTICIPANT DASHBOARD

Registration is open to all athletes until 11:59 pm CST December 12, 2019 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                    750

Elf Dash           50

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:

  • ​Your goodies (race shirt, race number and medal) will be mailed Friday of race week.
  • Run or walk your race from wherever you are – whenever you want!
  • Starting Monday, December 16th you’ll have 7 days to complete your virtual race.
  • When you have completed your race email us your time. CLICK HERE to email your time
  • When you have completed your race wear your medal proudly.
  • Post a picture of yourself and your medal on social media using #UglySweaterRace and you could win a free entry to the 2020 Little Rock Marathon (February 29-March 1, 2020).

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.

Friday, December 13
10 am to 6 pm
Ugly Sweater Race Store
#CM104 (beside Zales)
Outlets of Little Rock
11201 Bass Pro Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72210

Saturday, December 14
5:30 am to 7:15 am
Ugly Sweater Race Store

  • You must show your photo ID to pick up your packet. ID must match the race registration.
  • You must pick up your race packet before the event.
  • We will not mail 5K or Elf Dash race packets.
  • Virtual participant packets will be mailed out race week and will not be at packet pick up.
  • Times and locations are subject to change.

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
  • Post-race festivities
  • First 700 finishers receive a custom race medal

Virtual Participant:

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

Elf Dash Participants:

  • Long Sleeve cotton shirt
  • Custom race number
  • Treat Stocking