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November 25, 2017 at 9AM

Registration opens soon

“Ugly Sweater 5K” Part of the 2017 Holly Days

Holly Days has had a 5K race for more than a decade, in 2014 a new theme was adopted - “The Ugly Sweater 5K” hosted by the Westmont Rotary Club and is a Westmont Holly Days event.  The race will be held on Saturday, November 25 at 9 a.m. as part of the Westmont Holly Days Winter Festival and the Downtown Westmont Small Business Saturday.  There will be a number of activities throughout the day leading up to the Frosty & Friends Parade at 5 p.m.

“The Holly Days Committee and the Westmont Rotary Club have been partnering on this event, and we decided we needed to try something new,” says Ugly Sweater 5K (US5K) Co-Chair Kim Heller.  “Just about everyone has received an obnoxious holiday sweater that they simply do not wear, so this is your chance,” adds event co-chair Jinny Szymski.  Prizes will be awarded for ugliest sweaters in addition to best race times.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Westmont Rotary Club to support their various charitable causes, specifically their student exchange program and their scholarship program.

Walk up registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day at the Knights of Columbus hall located at 25 North Cass Avenue in Westmont but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  For more information regarding the US5K, Small Business Saturday, Holly Days, and the Frosty & Friends Parade, contact the Westmont Park District at 630-963-5252.