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2017 Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run/Walk

Race Date

Our 4th annual race will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The race starts at 12:00pm. Day of race check-in and registration will take place from 10:30–11:30am.

About the Race

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and Clark Sports Center partner to host the “Rockin Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run and Walk” on Saturday, December 3.  The event will encourage runners and walkers to venture through historic Cooperstown in their ugliest holiday sweaters and encourage patrons to shop and eat local, while visiting Santa’s home.

Upon completion of the race, participants will receive either a free coffee/hot chocolate courtesy of Stagecoach Coffee or a free beer from Brewery Ommegang (coupon valid until 5:00pm on December 3). Cooley’s Stone House Tavern will be the location for the Ommegang beer.

The event will showcase Cooperstown’s beautiful Main Street and provide an opportunity for restaurants and retailers to showcase their businesses to the crowd of locals and visiting attendees.  We encourage residents and visitors to visit the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market beginning at 9:00am before heading to this event.  Everyone is invited to attend this unique event.

Race Location

The race will begin at Santa’s House in Pioneer Park at approximately 3:00pm with Santa himself giving opening remarks.

Race Map

Race Map

Race Cost

Individual • $25
Individual with Toys for Tots Donation • $20
Group (5 people max) • $100
Group with Toys for Tots Donation (5 people max) • $75

The first 100 registered racers will receive a commemorative finisher medal.

Race Registration

Race registration will take place 10:30–11:30am at the Cooperstown Veterans Club (60 Main Street).

Pre-registered runners and those who wish to register on the day of the race may do so from 1:30–2:45pm at the Cooperstown Veterans Club (60 Main Street).

Race Waiver Form

All runners must have a Clark Sports Center waiver form on file. Children 18 and under must have this waiver signed by a parent. Waivers will be available on at the race or can be downloaded and printed from our site.

Race Awards

Prizes will be given out for the Ugliest Sweater, the Ugliest Team Sweaters, and based on participants finish in the race.

Awards will be distributed to the overall best male and female times, and also given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group (4-mile timed race only).

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the race, tentatively around 4:00pm. The Awards Ceremony will take place at Lakefront Park.

Additional Information

  • The race is a rain, snow or shine event
  • Dress Warm and in your ugliest sweaters!
  • Please bring ID
  • Parking available at Doubleday Field, Clark Sports Center, or the Trolley Red Lot
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Beer to follow!
  • The race is timed, but is currently not a USATF sanctioned event
  • A water stop will be placed near the half way mark and at the end
  • Please note that traffic will be allowed on all streets. Major intersections will be staffed.
  • Please avoid personal listening devices