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Out of town? Shopping? Worried about the weather? That’s OK – you can still donate to the WNC Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle fundraising effort. Kick off the holidays by making a donation that will directly impact those right here in your community. ANY amount helps, and here is an idea of what your donation can provide:
$5 – Birthday Bags to help our clients celebrate birthdays
$25 – Delivers a complete Christmas dinner to a senior citizen/family
$50 – Launders clothes for 7 families with a bottle of laundry soap
$100 – Supplies a student with a backpack and essential school items
$250 – Gifts 10 neighbors a monthly needs package
$500 – Builds a Bed complete with frame and new bedding
$1000 – Sustains our 6500 square foot facility and expands collaboration with area resources
Early Pick Up: Packet and Apparel pickup will be from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm and again from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm after the Village Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30th at The Lone Girl.
Day-Of Pick Up: 7:30 AM – Race warm up @ The Lone Girl
7:30 AM – Check In
8:45 AM – Warm Up
9:00 AM – HHSS Start
10:00 AM – Post-party and Awards at The Lone Girl
WNC’s Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle will take place on city sidewalks and the paved bike path in Waunakee. There is one moderate hill about 2 miles into the shuffle and holiday themed candy stations along the way.
The Start and Finish are at The Lone Girl Brewing Company, 114 E. Main Street, Waunakee
Q: What if I don’t have a Horrible Holiday/Ugly Sweater?
A: You’re in luck! WNC has Horrible Holiday sweaters for purchase or to rent for the day. Sweaters will be available on Friday night during packet pickup/registration as well as on Saturday prior to the start of the Shuffle.
Q: Where do I park?
A: You may park at the St. John’s Parking lot. You will not be able to park on Main Street in front of The Lone Girl during the event. In addition, please do not park in The Lone Girl parking lot nor in the surrounding businesses parking lots.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, you may bring your dog but it must be on a leash at all times.
Q: Are strollers allowed?
A: Yes, strollers are allowed. Register your little ones so they can get in on the fun too!
Q: What can I expect at the three “candy” stations along the route?
A: There will be three holiday themed candy stations along the route.
Q: What are participants encouraged to wear?
A: This is a fun run/walk! Don those “ugly” sweaters for a chance to win the “ugliest sweater” trophy! Think tacky holiday sweaters with lots of flair. Any holiday apparel is encouraged!
Q: Is this race chip timed?
A: This race will have a race clock timer but it is NOT chip timed. Race bibs will be provided so we know who all our fabulous participants are.
Q: Is there a post-race party?
A: Yes, there is a post-race party with your chance to refuel at The Lone Girl by enjoying their buffet and drink specials. Buffet will be $15/adult and $10/child with the purchase of a wristband either at registration the day before or during the event. Post-race drink specials include $4 Lone Girl drafts, $6 Bloody Mary’s and $6 Mimosas. The buffet and specials will run from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. A percentage of the proceeds from the post-race party will be given to WNC. Stick around to see who wins the “ugliest sweater” prize!
Q: Who is Waunakee Neighborhood Connection (WNC)?
WNC is a 501 c3 non-profit organization who care for our community by connecting partners and neighbors to provide daily necessities, resources and tools to those in need. Through the WNC Store, more than 1000 individuals have access to basic essential items such as: clothing, baby supplies, laundry soap, diapers, furniture, beds and even vehicles, all free of charge. In addition, WNC assists families with dozens of programs including: Fill The Bus School Supplies, ELL (English Language Learner), Christmas Meals, Birthday Bags, Spring Cleaning Buckets and Adopt-a-Family. WNC also partners with area resources to further support families with medical, housing and employment solutions. WNC offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities and fosters an extensive student leadership team.
For more information, call 608.849.5740 or email [email protected].
WNC’s Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful support of the following businesses and organizations. We truly appreciate all that you have done for this great event and Waunakee Neighborhood Connection!