Put on your ugliest holiday sweater, bring a plate of cookies, and a donation to Shelter House, and join us for a holiday social fun run!

Corridor Running will host the 2nd Annual Ugly “Sweat”er Social and Fun on December 15th at 1 PM. Festivities will be held at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. (1225 S. Gilbert St.)

Runners should gather near the entrance of Big Grove Brewery, drop off donations & cookie trays, then choose to run up to 5 miles on the Iowa River Corridor Trail. When you return to Big Grove Brewery around 2PM, there will be an award for best Ugly Holiday Sweater, and best Holiday Cookie, as well as other prizes!

The event will be filled with lots of activities, please check the planned schedule of events.

  • 1:00pm: Gather at Big Grove, socialize, pre run announcements, Charity Spotlight.
  • 1:15pm: Run the Ugly “Sweat”er Fun Run!
  • 2:00-2:30pm: Drink Hot Cocoa, Vote for this year’s Best Cookie!
  • 2:35pm: Scavenger Hunt Gift Trade in!
  • 2:40pm: “My Cookie is the Best” trophy awarded to cookie winner!
  • 2:45-3:00pm: Ugliest Sweater contest!
  • 3:00pm: Eat, drink, socialize, be merry!

Additional Events and Notes

  • 11:00am-4:00pm: Hot Chocolate Bar is open!
  • 12:00-2:00pm: Santa Claus will be at Big Grove Brewery!

The route will go south towards the Terry Trueblood Recreation area on the Iowa River Corridor Trail. It is all paved and does not have any major hills to climb. This route has no road crossing and weather permitting will be marked with chalk. It will be an out and back, around 5 miles. You can choose how far you would like to run, walk or skip.

To entice those who will be running, we have added a scavenger hunt. There were be items on the route that clearly do not belong, bring them back to the Brewery to claim your prize from Heartland Soles and the Corridor Running prize closet. These items will be tagged. One prize per per person.

BONUS: If you also run to the low-barrier Winter Emergency Shelter, located at 821 S. Clinton St., you will score an additional ticket to vote for your favorite cookie.

Shelter House Donations: Corridor Running will be matching all monetary donations made in association with the event. A $25 donation will sponsor 1 night of shelter; a bed to sleep in and food to eat for a single person. You can also bring tangible goods such as long underwear, warm winter gloves, cleaning supply kits or hygiene products.

Big Grove Brewery will have food and beverage available for purchase. Please register to let us know you are coming! Click here to register, it’s FREE!