Klamath Falls, Oregon — Tis the season! Friends of the Children invites the community to drag this year to the Finish Line in style by rummaging up ugly holiday sweaters and registering for the Friends’ 7th annual Ugly Sweater 5K, to be held virtually, November 27 – December 6.

Friends has teamed up with Klamath Falls Subaru and Klamath Falls Honda for an event that will provide a COVID-safe fun run for individuals, couples, and families while raising funds for long-term professional mentoring of children facing great life obstacles.

Participants are invited to set a 3.1-mile route and walk or run it any time November 27 –December 6, then upload photos of their event to the Facebook event page Klamath Ugly Sweater Run. Registrants will be entered in a raffle for several festive prize baskets, with extra tickets awarded for completing special event challenges. Winners will be announced December 8.

Registration is $20 for individuals, $50 for teams up to four people. For more information and registration, go to tinyurl.com/2020ugly or search Facebook for Klamath Ugly Sweater Run.

Friends of the Children is a national nonprofit that creates generational change by empowering youth facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors, called “Friends.” Friends selects children ages 4-6 from high-poverty schools and the foster care system and pairs them with salaried, professional mentors from kindergarten through graduation – 12+ years, no matter what. Friends of the Children originated in 1993 in Portland, Oregon, was established in Klamath Falls in 2000, and will have chapters in 25 cities by 2025.