Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run was founded in 2017 by Payton Comazzetto in memory of her older brother, Brennan who was hit and killed by a drunk driver in 1999. The festive 5k family, friendly fun-run has hosted more than 400 participants and is growing quickly.

Since its inauguration, the event has raised over $13,970 for the Boys and Girls Club’s Power Start program, a breakfast program for at-risk youth. Feeding 55 children for an entire year, Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run focuses on creating positive mental and physical well-being within the Kamloops community. With over $8500 in prizes and giveaways, this is the most affordable run/walk and the only Christmas run in the Interior.

As of 2019, Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run is the 12th and final race in the Kamloops Run Series!