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Wanna show off your ugly pajamas? Alpharetta 5K wants you

Forget ugly Christmas sweaters. This 2020 5K wants to see the hideous pajamas you might get for the holiday.

At 9 a.m. on January 4, runners in their gaudy gear will descend on Newtown Park to show off their tackiness.

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Since it’s a dog park, furry friends are welcome to participate or provide post-race snuggles. Children are also invited, as the AJC Peachtree Road Race-certified course is inside the park. It’s $30 each to register for the 5K and Virtual 5K, and $25 for 5K-No Swag. 

Groups who run as a team are eligible for registration discounts. They range from $2.50 for teams of five or more to $7.50 off for groups of 100 or more. Anyone who registers by Dec. 29 is guaranteed a shirt in their size. On the day of the race, it’ll be $35 to register for the 5K and $27 for the No-Swag 5K.

Awards will be handed out for places such as top three men and women overall, and overall grand masters, male or female.

All participants will receive free entry into one of the 2020 Five Star Turkey Trots. Top finishers will earn a qualifying spot in the Five Star 5K Championships in January 2021.

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Ugly Pajama 5K Run

Key times:

8 a.m. Jan. 4 - Race day registration and check-in 

8 a.m. Jan. 4 - Race starts

Newtown Park 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30022

$30 preregistration for 5K, $25 preregistration for No-Swag 5K. Price increases to $35 and $27, respectively, on race day.

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