In the darkest depths of closets everywhere lurk ugly sweaters. It seems like everyone has at least one knitted atrocity hiding in a drawer or clothing storage bin. Frequently, they’re gifts one can’t get rid of without causing an important family personage great offense. Other times, they’re like a terrible hangover: you wake up the morning after a shopping binge and wonder what in the world you were thinking when you bought it. Dig that sweater out, and put it on for a good cause! December 20th is the Ugly Sweater Run, starting at Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Avenue).

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Sweaters Only a Mother Could Love

The Ugly Sweater Run is a benefit race for the Save the Children charity. It’s a 3.1-mile race through the streets of New York, though there isn’t any time limit you have to beat. All participants are welcome to walk, run, jog, hop, skip, or locomote in whatever means they’re inspired by. Pick up a registration packet (the day before’s the best idea, over at Sports Authority, at 845 3rd Avenue), and show up the day of the race in your most eye-blinding sweater!

Everyone who enters gets hot chocolate, as well as their choice of Sam Addam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or an Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Once the race is over, hang around for the afterparty! There are contests for the ugliest sweater, best real moustache, best fake moustache, and best beard, as well as snow blowers and an inflatable Santa.

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Run for Charity

If you’ve got to own an ugly sweater, you’d might as well do something good with it. And if you’re going to party at the same time, that’s even better! Burn a few calories this weekend, then drink them all back in hot chocolate.

Seastreak doesn’t care how ugly your sweater is. We’ll proudly carry you on the decks of our comfortable catamarans. Or hide inside with the cash bar, and hope no one notices what you’re wearing.


Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family



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