26 Nov '12, 6pm

Q&A with the folks behind the Ugly Sweater Run:

Q&A with the folks behind the Ugly Sweater Run:

Astute readers may recall that, in a recent column, I briefly mentioned a brilliant-sounding race series called the Ugly Sweater Run . I promised a follow-up column to get to the bottom of this bit of brilliance. And when I promise something, I deliver. To find out more about the Ugly Sweater Run, I reached out to Leah Smith (pictured here in ugly sweater). Leah is the event coordinator for Human Movement Management, the Boulder-based outfit behind this unfashionable endeavor. Here is our Q&A. Remy's World: Is this the first year for the Ugly Sweater Run? Leah Smith: We hosted the event in 2011 in Colorado and had 5,000 participants. Where did the idea come from? The staff at Human Movement hosted an Ugly Sweater party at our office after our "Jingle Bell 5k" event last year. The week before the 5k, one of the staff members said "The Jingle Bell 5k is the lamest event that...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/qa-ugly-sweater-run?cm_mm...

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