Momentum hosts Lafayette's first ugly sweater 5K run

Runners came out for the first annual “Tis The Season 3.1 Ugly Sweater Walk and Run.”

Posted: Dec 1, 2018 11:51 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 9:28 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Runners came out Dec. 1 for the first annual “Tis The Season 3.1 Ugly Sweater Walk and Run.” The race started and ended at Riehle Plaza downtown with nearly 200 people registered for the race.

The event was hosted by Momentum Event Management, which is a race management company. The ugly sweater 5K was created to become a tradition that brings members of the Greater Lafayette community together for the holiday season.

Runners ran on the Wabash Heritage Trail while wearing their festive holiday fashion.

Jake Franklin, a co-founder of Momentum, said the event had a good turn out despite the rainy weather.

“This weather is crazy but you'll find out with runners and walkers, you have die hards so people are out here and still having a great time,” said Franklin.

This race comes during a big buying season and Lucas Woody, co-race director of Momentum, said he wants this race to remind people of how important it is to take advantage of moments that will bring life long memories.

“During the holidays we get a lot of people who want to buy things; presents, gifts, commodities, things like that. We wanted to provide experiences for the holidays, we wanted to provide something that people could cherish for the rest of their life,” said Woody.

Momentum has partnered with Lafayette Transitional Housing and Homestead-CS. Some of the proceeds made from the race will be donated to those organizations.

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