Atlanta's Ugly Sweater Run Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially when you start to wear your Ugly Sweaters! Atlantans everywhere will have an opportunity to rummage through their closet and find the best sweater they find for the annual Ugly Sweater Run. The hallowed tradition celebrates the holidays with a festive 5k walk/race taking place all around the country.

By NEPA Scene / CC Flickr

This year, the race will take place on Saturday, December 13th and start and finish in Piedmont Park located at 400 Park Drive Northeast. The race will begin promptly at 11:00AM.

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up is available on race day starting at 9:00AM and the event encourages participants to pick up their packets before the race. In order to pick-up a packet, you need nothing more than a photo ID.

Race Info

The 5K race is approximately 3.1 miles long and will go through the beautiful Piedmont Park. Each mile on the course will include holiday themed stations with huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. You can view the course map on their website here.

Once the course is finished, post-race beverages will be distributed. Race organizers will be serving hot chocolate or a choice between Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, and Angry Orchard Hard Cider for 21+ aged participants.


If you plan on driving, parking can be difficult around Piedmont Park so the Ugly Sweater Run has partnered with Parking Panda to allow racers to find, reserve, and redeem parking in advance of the race. You you view available parking for the race in the widget below and reserve the location that best fits your needs.

Make your trip to the Ugly Sweater Run stress-free with a guaranteed parking spot
Map DataMap data ©2014 Google
Map Data
Map data ©2014 Google
Map data ©2014 Google
500 m 

Keep up with Parking Panda through Facebook and Twitter for news, deals, and everything parking!

Parking Panda is free and available on the go with our iOS, Android, and Windows apps.