Village of WestmontDate Issued: Sept. 29, 2014
Holly Days has had a 5K race for more than a decade, but to help celebrate the 20th anniversary, a new theme has been adopted - The "Ugly Sweater 5K” hosted by the Westmont Rotary Club - A Westmont Holly Days event. The race will be held on Saturday, November 29 at 9 a.m. as part of the Westmont Holly Days Winter Festival and the Downtown Westmont Small Business Saturday. There will be a number of activities throughout the day leading up to the Frosty & Friends Parade at 5 p.m.
“The Holly Days Committee and the Westmont Rotary Club have been partnering on this event, and we decided we needed to try something new,” says Ugly Sweater 5K (US5K) Co-Chair Kim Heller. “Just about everyone has received an obnoxious holiday sweater that they simply do not wear, so this is your chance,” adds event co-chair Jinny Szymski. Prizes will be awarded for ugliest sweaters in addition to best race times.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Westmont Rotary Club to support their various charitable causes, specifically their student exchange program and their scholarship program.
To sign up online, visit the Westmont Rotary Club website at westmontrotaryclub.org/us5k. Walk up registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day at the Knights of Columbus hall located at 25 North Cass Avenue in Westmont. For more information regarding the US5K, Small Business Saturday, Holly Days, and the Frosty & Friends Parade, contact the Westmont Park District at 630-963-5252.