Photo by Mark Larson
And they're off! The third annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Run.
The third annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Run on Sunday had runners and walkers in the1-mile and 5-km races wearing examples of taste-deficient knitted nightmares. The races began and ended on the Arcata Plaza. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for Humboldt Educare, organized by Arcata Main Street.
Prizes were given out for age-bracket winners by gender in the races and for winners who stood out in the "ugly holiday sweater" theme across a mix of categories. Brace yourself for the garish slideshow below.