Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
Registration Closed Wed. Dec 7, 2022 @ 11:59 PM


In consideration of COVID-19 challenges, this run can be either LIVE or VIRTUAL. Those who run with us live are eligible for prizes and awards. Those who run virtual will receive a unique Ugly Sweater 5K long-sleeved T-Shirt. If you choose to run LIVE, please be aware of social distance when around others, except when running/walking the event. Also, please respect a 6-foot distance from others who are not in your family or close friend unit. Thanks!

About the Ugly Sweater 5K Event

Come share your Christmas spirit with us by wearing your Ugly Sweater and joining us for a run/walk celebrating Christmas. Enjoy the Ugly Sweater contest, which will occur at 9:30am, and the raffle drawings, food, refreshments, and awards which will follow the race!!! You must be present to win contests or raffles.

Whittenberger Park is a dog-friendly park. Well-behaved canines and their responsible owners are invited to join us for the Ugly Sweater 5K! Please help us be good stewards of Caldwell Parks by controlling and cleaning up after your pet. Thanks!

Ugly Sweater 5K is presented by Canyon Track Club, which strives to serve the people of Canyon County, Idaho and the surrounding areas of the Treasure Valley, promoting physical fitness among people of all ages through running and walking exercise. Coaches for CTC particularly encourage and teach children and youth to enjoy physical fitness through running and field events at an early age.


UGLY SWEATER CONTEST will commence at 9:30am!!!
Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk Race follows at 10:00am!! This year, in consideration of health practices, the judging team will observe costumes, take photos, and report results by the end of the race for the winners.

Ugly Sweater 5K Course

The Ugly Sweater 5K course begins at Whittenberger Park. It immediately crosses the Boise River, circling Rotary Pond, follows the Caldwell Greenbelt path upriver to the Old Highway 30 Bridge, where it again crosses the Boise River. From there, it follows the Caldwell Greenbelt path downriver back to Whittenberger Park for an exciting finish!

AWARDS! Overall & Age Groups

Overall Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and Female finishers
Age Group Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and Female finishers
Age Groups are as follows: 10 & Under; 11-12; 13-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & Up

This year, we plan to have live awards following the race, but reserve the option to modify the awards presentation in consideration of health issues, if warranted. Places will be posted periodically, and we will hand out awards along with the post-race refreshment packages (enclosed bags).

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is available at the Start Line Area at 8:45am on the morning of the race.

About Our Fund-Raising Efforts

Proceeds from Ugly Sweater 5K help fund the development of youth athletes for Junior Olympics, Nike NXN, and Foot Locker cross country events, as well as NIKE-Boise Indoor (Idaho Center in Nampa) and Simplot Games (ISU's Holt Arena in Pocatello) indoor winter track events. The youth members of CTC also participate in numerous other local events as they become available.

Canyon Track Club--Our Purpose

The purpose of Canyon Track Club is to serve the people of Canyon County and the surrounding areas of the Treasure Valley, promoting physical fitness among people of all ages through running and walking exercise. Our goal is to promote a positive environment where students of all ages can compete in Track and Field, growing not only in their physical abilities but growing confidence. Coaches for Canyon Track Club try to make a strong, lasting impact for each athlete. We encourage our athletes to give their best each and every day not only to get better for themselves but to positively influence other athletes.
Canyon Track Club members and participants have included athletes from Caldwell, Vallivue, Skyview, Homedale, Ontario, Greenleaf, Middleton, Emmett, Parma, Kuna, and Ridgevue schools, as well as numerous private schools, charter schools, and home school associations. Many former club members have gone on to compete at the collegiate level this decade--some winning All-Conference Events, competing in Finals at National Events, and some winning All-American Academic Awards as well.

Canyon Track Club--Our Story

Canyon Track Club was founded in 2005 by Brian Faulks and Jim Trapp. It started out with just a hand-full of runners, but in a few short years grew into over 50 athletes. We have had athletes achieve many different accolades through running at Canyon Track Club such as All-State and All-American Honors as well as significant Academic Achievement Honors in the classroom.
There are no paid coaches for Canyon Track Club, Inc. Coaches for the Club have a combined 100+ seasons of coaching experience in all aspects of Track and Field. Coaches offer their time and effort, working with athletes to develop and improve their fitness and overall technique. Coaches share expertise in distance, sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, and throwing. We strive to promote excellence by challenging our athletes to become the best that they can be, yet at the same time, we encourage them to develop running as a lifestyle habit so that they may enjoy the many health benefits of running for years to come.

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