Klamath Falls – Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin will host the Ugly Sweater Run & Scavenger Fun event, on Saturday, December 3, at 9 a.m.

The 9th annual fundraising event will offer a 5K run or a downtown scavenger hunt, both starting at the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 460 Timbermill Drive, as well as a free Santa Dash with medals for kids.

“After three years of at-home variations, we’re thrilled to reintroduce this beloved event and make it better than ever!” said Friends – Klamath Basin’s Executive Director Amanda Squibb. “We hope the community will get into the holiday spirit for the great cause of youth mentoring.”

Squibb promises festive beanies, tote bags, and other swag for participants, plus free drinks, snacks, and special prizes for a lucky few, including first finishers and best-dressed pets. Free vaccines against flu (6 months and up) and Covid (all ages) also will be offered on site.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/ugly2022 or by calling Friends of the Children – Klamath Basin at 541-273-2022.

Friends of the Children is a national nonprofit that creates generational change by empowering youth facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors (“Friends”) for 12+ years. The Klamath Basin chapter was established in 2000 and will support 61 youth this year. Learn more at friendsklamath.org.