The best winter 5k is back! Join us for Tampa's 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater 5K Sunday December 5, 2021!

Fight with Finn to raise awareness of pediatric cancer while raising funds to help local families impacted by medical crisis.


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We are excited to announce the Westshore Plaza Ugly Sweater 5k with a portions of proceeds benefiting Finn's Fighters!

TAMPA it's time to dress to not impress on December 5th for Tampa's first annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Run 5k at WestShore Plaza!

There will be staggered race times to adhere to social distancing guidelines. After party celebration to follow awards ceremony.

A portion of the race proceeds benefit Finn's Fighters and their commitment to increasing awareness of pediatric cancer and supporting families facing medical crisis in the Tampa Bay area.

Join Finn's Fighters, a registered 501c3 non profit organization, that is inspired by a 6 year old fighting pediatric cancer. His family realized early on how important it is to have a community rally around you through their own journey. Please join us to continue providing opportunities outside of the hospital.

Run, walk or stroll your way through our 5k course around WestShore Plaza, then enjoy a post race party along with finisher medal and T-shirt.

What’s included?

  • Access to a Chip-Timed Race Event or Virtual Race Option
  • Race Bib
  • Race Day T-Shirt
  • Medals for the first 400 Finishers
  • Swag Bag
  • Access to Irish31 after party and costume contest that includes drink voucher ticket
  • SANTA!

Shirts are guaranteed until Nov. 20th.  Shirts will be given out on race day but sizes aren’t guaranteed after cutoff point.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be at WestShore Plaza on Friday, December 3rd from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM in front of New Balance - Tampa inside WestShore Plaza (located next to Irish 31).

Virtual Race Option

For those that can’t make the run in person or would prefer to run this race virtually, this option will be available and you can still support this cause!  Through the IYR VIRTUAL app, runners can set this up remotely and do the race on their own terms.  All virtual runners will be mailed a shirt and a medal after completion of their run.  Please allow a couple of weeks to receive your items.

Post Race

An award ceremony will be given after the race and overall winners will be announced and given their prizes. Following this, a post-race celebration with food and drinks will be held at Irish31 on property.  A drink ticket will be included with your registration and will be added to runner’s bags.  Food and appetizers will also be served at no cost for runners.  The ugly sweater costume contest winners will be announced at Irish 31.

Ugly Sweater Contest

This is a fun race for all ages and we encourage you to dress in your ugliest holiday sweater. The best (or worst) ugly sweaters will get a prize!

Race Day Information

6:30 AM.  Gates open for bib pickup and in person registration.  Please plan ahead and be certain you know how to find the race.  Start and finish line will take place on the side road next to Besito Mexican Restaurant.

7:40 AM.   Corral lineup begins for race.  We will place runners into groupings to adhere to social distancing guidelines.  Plan to be parked wearing your bib and moving to the corals by this time.  Strollers, walkers, and dog owners should be placed in the back.  This helps to ensure the safety and fun experience for all participants.

7:45AM (SHARP).  Bib pickup table closes no matter how long the line is to ensure the race begins on time at 8:00AM.  Participants who complete the race without their bib will not appear in the official chip timed race results to receive credit for completing the race.

7:55AM Opening Ceremony Begins. Be in your corral positioned according to your race pace.

8:00AM (SHARP) Race starts!  You don’t want to miss out!

Register Today ->->-> CLICK HERE


Looking to sponsor our event?? Please review packages here and and send completed form to

2021 Ugly Sweater Run - Sponsor Package

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