Sunday, December 23, 2012

Denver Ugly Sweater Run

'Tis the season for all kinds of festive merriment.    A fun new tradition in Denver is the Ugly Sweater Run 5k.    Even better, we were able to buy discounted entries through Living Social.      As you can tell by this picture, it was not about actual fitness, but more about rockin' your ugliest sweater, taking a winter walk/jog, and having a beer with friends.  
It was a beautiful December day in City Park. 
Thousands of people in their holiday finery from head to toe.  
Dogs in costume.
Hot chocolate aid stations. 
I didn't know that such a variety of ugly sweaters existed in all the world.   As my friend reminded me...all these sweaters were actually made commercially.   Throughout the past 20-30 years there has actually been a demand and desire for all these sweaters.   Including my fine feathered find, complete with shoulder pads and geese with wreathes around their necks.    According to the tag it was from the Christmas Collection 1993.    There I was in high school and someone had purchased this sweater, brand new, to wear with pride in their family Christmas photo.
If you don't have an ugly sweater of your own, hit up a thrift store right after Thanksgiving.   You can find all kinds of treasures! 
Save the date.  The 2013 Ugly Sweater Run will be December 8 next year.  You know you want to.

1 comment:

  1. Count me in - although it will be hard to top a sweater with shoulder pads AND feathers!



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