Ugly Sweater 5K & Eggnog/Beer Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Dec 12, 2015

8:30 AMKids Fun Run (0.5 mile)
9:00 AM5K
10:00 AM1 Mile Eggnog Run
1 Mile Beer Run


602 S Main St
Joplin, MO 64801

Online registration ends on:
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:00 PM CST
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Activity Price


  • $30

1 Mile Beer Run

  • $20

1 Mile Eggnog Run

  • $20

5K + Beer Run Bundle

  • $40

5K + Eggnog Run Bundle

  • $40

Kids Fun Run (0.5 mile)

  • $5

Virtual 5K

  • $30

About This Activity

It's time to break out that ugly Christmas sweater hanging in the back of your closet and join us for the ugliest run of the year! Held in beautiful Downtown Joplin, participants will have the option of walking or running a chip-timed 5K on a new certified race course OR test their stomachs' endurance on Joplin's first ever Eggnog Mile/Beer Mile. All runners/walkers will enjoy an awesome race t-shirt, a professional DJ, age category awards, ugliest sweater awards, post-race snacks, eggnog, and beer! So, bring the whole family out for what's sure to be a hilariously, awesome time!

Saturday, December 12

  • The Ugly Sweater Kids Fun Run (.5 Mile) @ 8:30am

  • 5K Run/Walk @ 9:00am

  • Eggnog / Beer Mile @ 10:00am

Note: You must be 21 years of age to enter the eggnog or beer mile!

Packet Pick-up:

Packet pick-up will be held at The Run Around located at 422 South Main in Joplin on December 11th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Late packet pick-up and race day registration will be available inside City Hall at 6th & Main from 7:00am to race start.

Course Description:

Mostly flat, out and back, course on road.

Chip Timing:

Chip timing provided for all registered 5K runners.

Long sleeved t-shirt:

5K and Eggnog/Beer Mile registrants registered by December 5th will be guaranteed a long-sleeved race shirt. Kids Run participants will have the option of adding a race shirt for and additional $10 if desired. After December 5th, shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Post-Race Goodies:

ALL registered participants will enjoy snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, eggnog, and beer (1 glass per registered participant 21 years of age and older).


Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female in the 5K distance. Age category awards will be given for the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Eggnog/Beer Mile prizes will be awarded to the overall male and overall female winners as well as the top 3 male and top 3 female participants.

Prizes for top 3 best ugly sweaters.

*Prizes for overall male and female winners in both the 5K and Eggnog/Beer Mile will include an ugly Christmas sweater from our generous sponsor!



There will be professional DJ playing music and keeping runners informed during the event.

Race Day Registration:

Race day registration will be available inside City Hall from 7:00am-race start. The registration fee for the 5K and Eggnog Mile/Beer Mile will increase on race day by $5. The Kids Fun Run will remain fixed at $5 (+$10 to add a race shirt).

Kids Fun Run:

Fun Run participants will receive a finisher's medal and will enjoy post-race snacks and festivities.

How the Eggnog/Beer Mile Works:

Each Eggnog Miler/Beer Miler will run 4 laps on a closed course on Main Street. Before each lap, participants will drink approximately 6oz. of beer OR non-alcoholic eggnog. The first person to reach the 1 mile finish line after drinking all 4 glasses of eggnog or beer will be declared the Eggnog/Beer Mile champion and will receive an award. As well, the top 3 male and top 3 female winners will receive a special prize for the achievement.

Note: You must be 21 years of age to enter the eggnog or beer mile!

Eggnog / Beer Mile Process:

  • Drink #1 = 6oz.
  • Lap #1 = 1/4 mile
  • Drink #2 = 6oz.
  • Lap #2 = 1/4 mile
  • Drink #3 = 6oz.
  • Lap #3 = 1/4 mile
  • Drink #4 = 6oz.
  • Lap #4 to finish = 1/4 mile

Virtual 5K Option Available!

Runners who can't attend race night can sign up for the Virtual 5K. Virtual runners are not eligible for overall or age category awards. Virtual runner directions:
  1. Run your virtual race distance anytime during the month of December.
  2. On or after race day (December 12th), post your time result on either the Ugly Sweater 5K & Eggnog/Beer Run Event page or on your My Activities dashboard on
  3. Our staff will then mail virtual runners their race shirts.

Discuss This Activity

Hosted by

Starlit Running Company

Starlit Running Co. is dedicated to providing quality running events in the Joplin area. It's not just a race; it's an experience.

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