Join “Team 22q” for the 2017 Ugly Sweater Walk/Run

The Most Cheerful 5K of the Year!


Support the International 22q11.2 Foundation and raise awareness during this holiday season.

Download and print flyers here to advertise your local event

Happening at 10 locations across the USA.

December 2, 2017                                                                        

  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC

December 9, 2017

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Hartford, CT

December 16, 2017

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Philadelphia, PA

Kids under 5 are free but you must register each child to participate.
Kids 6 to 106 are $50. 
Hurry – Registration Deadline Closes at midnight on November 15, 2017!

Ugly Sweater Details:

  • Come prepared at the start line to Put the Elf in Selfie! Run a 5k, take the best holiday photo of the year, shoot marshmallow guns, ride a mechanical reindeer, play in some fake snow, hang out in a life size snow globe, enjoy a complimentary Kahlúa cocktail (21+) and so much more!
  • 5k = 3.1 miles (U can do it for 22q!)
  • Registration includes:
    • Admission to course with huge start line inflatables, photo stations, awesome holiday music and post run festivities!
    • The official “Team 22q” 2017 Ugly Sweater running shirt!
    • The 2017 Ugly Sweater one-size-fits-all collectible knit hat!
    • Unlimited hot chocolate!
    • A post run Kahlua cocktail (age permitting)!
    • A chance to spread 22q awareness for 3.1 miles while having tons of fun!
  • Strollers are allowed! Consider decorating them to match the festivities!
  • Dogs are welcome and encouraged at most sites! But please check the official Ugly Sweater website  for city specific rules and please remember to pick up after pup.
  • This is an untimed event but please feel free to track yourself – keeping in mind this is meant to be a fun way to raise awareness for 22q11.2 deletion and duplication syndromes and burn a few calories before spending the rest of the month drinking hot cocoa and eating candy canes!
  • Awards for best mustache, best fake mustache, and best beard after the race!
  • Bikes are not allowed – sorry. We’ll try to join a bike race in the near future!
  • Unfortunately there are no refunds once we commit “Team 22q ” to the race.
  • Please Note: Race Organizers Human Movement Management has a no refund/transfer policy. Along with this policy, if a venue is changed from the original advertised venue, and is still an hour and a half from the advertised city, a refund will not be given.

Registration Fees:

  • Kids 5 years old and younger – Free
  • Kids 6 to 106 years – $50 plus shipping

Race packet pick up TBD for each location . Please check your individual city rules and regulations at

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