Grab That Ugly Christmas Sweater and Run for All Saints Regional Catholic School on Dec. 9

Nov 29, 2017
File Photo by: David Biggy

The location might have changed for this year’s All Saints Regional Catholic School Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K and 1-Mile Jolly Jog, but you can bet there will be plenty of weird and utterly gross-looking sweaters to go around. Starting and finishing in the Stafford Township municipal complex parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 9, the Jolly Jog gets underway at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

The main event, won by Manahawkin’s Michael Mousaw last year, will be held rain or shine, and there’s still time to register for a spot. The registration fee for the 5K is $30 per runner, while the cost is $10 per runner for the Jolly Jog. All proceeds from the event benefit the All Saints PTA, which helps fund various programs at the school, on McKinley Avenue in Manahawkin. Of course, in addition to rocking ugly sweaters while running, those in attendance can enjoy some hot cocoa after the race.

Additionally, if you make your sweaters be ugly and bright – or buy them that way – you’ll have the chance to win one of the handful of categories for the ugly sweater contests. Carrie Merritt had the “best” ugly sweater a year ago, and she is scheduled to be back in this year’s race, so the competition is tough.

The Stafford municipal complex is located at 260 East Bay Ave. in Manahawkin. Information about the race is available on the All Saints website at, or runners can register online at — D.B.

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