Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K

Event Date

Sat, Dec 6, 2014


Gainesville, FL

About This Activity


Online pre - registration closes at 11:45 am on December 5th! Join us for registration and pre race packet pick up at Fit 2 Run in the Oaks mall on December 5th from 6-9 pm! We will also be registering and signing in runners prior to the race on Saturday December 6th. The race begins at 8am, please arrive earlier to register!




The Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K is an event to raise awareness and monetary support for the UF College of Medicine medical outreach trips. Join us on December 6th for a unique and fun 5K. Support our mission trips and celebrate the holiday season with your Gainesville community!

 About us:

UF Global Health, a nonprofit organization within the UF Foundation, is comprised of physicians and medical and pharmacy students. Each year, six groups of over 100 medical students and 50 medical professionals travel annually to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, and Nicaragua on humanitarian medical outreach trips. Through partnerships with local funders, medical students, and the communities we serve abroad, UF Global Health makes a lasting commitment to provide healthcare where the need is greatest. In our clinics, we deliver the highest quality medical care possible. We provide free medical care, health and hygiene education, and medications to a population with severely limited access to healthcare. Last year, we provided medical care to more than 6,100 individuals while distributing thousands of dollars worth of medications and health care supplies.


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Event details and schedule

  • The event is open to all age groups. Come run or walk with your Gainesville community for a fun, festive, and healthy way to celebrate the holiday season
  • AWARDS to be presented shortly after the race
  • Parking and pre/post race gathering in the Commuter Lot on Gale Lemerand Drive, just south of Museum road
  • Registration and packet pick up will run from 6-9 pm at Fit 2 Run in the Oaks Mall, and  from 6:45 am to 7:30 am prior to the race on December 6th
  • The race will begin promptly at 8 am
  • The course runs through the UF campus
  • Please bring form of Identification and be prepared to sign registration waiver at the event 
  • Join us for awards, food, and your favorite holiday tunes after the run!

What to wear?

  • athletic clothing and sneakers
  • dont be afraid to spice things up with a tacky sweater, santa hat, or any festive thing you can think of
  • the more festive, the merrier!

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