December Dash

'Tis the season for giving and Yates Field House is proud to offer an opportunity that brings together our exceptional community! Join us on Friday, December 6, 2019 for our third annual Ugly Sweater December Dash! Help us donate to a good cause, Capital Area Food Bank, by registering to participate in this fun, 5k run/1 mile walk! Once again we are joined by GUPD and will honor the late Lt. Charles Rathell.

Registration consists of a minimal fee of $15.00 + 3 non-perishable food items for students and $20.00+ 3 non-perishable food items for non-students, Faculty, Staff, and community members! Arrive at Yates at 11:00 a.m. to get checked-in, hand in your donation in exchange for 3 raffle tickets and a t-shirt, and enter to win a prize (or a few)! Registration ends at 11:45 a.m., and the run begins at 12:00 p.m.

When you complete the dash, we will be at the finish line waiting for you with holiday music, snacks, and a hot chocolate bar! Be sure to wear your ugliest sweater for a chance to win our grand prize.

Spectators are more than welcome to attend the finish line festivities! We do ask that you still bring a non-perishable food donation for access to the hot chocolate bar. We look forward to seeing you in your ugliest sweater!

Please note-while we will accept on-site registration, pre-registration is preferred. You can pre-register here:

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00am to 1:30pm

Yates Field House
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Special Events


Students, Faculty/Staff


Yates Field House & Campus Recreation, Student Affairs


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Event Contact Name

Christie Simoson

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