Runners may pre-register online.

2017 registration coming soon!

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).

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 Race Day or can be downloaded and printed from our site (PDF, 90kb).


We are currently seeking volunteers for our 2017 race!

Download the Volunteer Application (PDF, 389KB)

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

Race Information


Our 4th annual race will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017.


Race registration will take place 10:30–11:30am at the Cooperstown Veterans Club (60 Main Street). The race starts at 12:00pm.


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


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 Course

Both the 2-mile Walk/Fun Run and 4-mile Timed Race will start on Main Street and end at Lakefront Park.

Download the Rockin' Around Cooperstown race course map (JPG, 986kb)

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.


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.

2016 Race Winners

4 Mile Race Winners: Rose Uscianowski (00:26:16) and Michael Polidori (00:23:07).

Individual Ugly Sweater Winner

David Chase Jr.

Team Ugly Sweater Winners

Janette Lyons, David Lyons, Andrianna Gulotta and Matt Gulotta.

Race Results

Click here to view the 2016 Results

Race Photos

2015 Race Winners

4 Mile Race Winners: Melissa Swislosky (00:27:36) & Scott Curtis (00:23:13)

Individual Ugly Sweater Winner

Andrea Wilfeard

Team Ugly Sweater Winners

Matt Gulotta, Andrianna Gulotta, Janette Lyons, and David Lyons

Race Results

Click here to view the 2015 Results

Race Photos

2014 Race Winners

4 Mile Race Winners: Melissa Swislosky (27:35.15) & Kyle Breier (25:41.48)

Individual Ugly Sweater Winner

Stephanie Hazzard

Team Ugly Sweater Winners

Team Rejected Reindeer: Andi Gulotta, Janette Lyons, David Lyons, and Patti Hill.