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 1300 participants and is growing quickly.

Since its inauguration, the event has raised over $40,000 and more than $5000 in product for the Boys and Girls Club’s Power Start program, a breakfast program for children experiencing challenges with food sustainability. Feeding 325 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 $13,000 in prizes and giveaways in 2019 and 2020, 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 Runner’s Sole Kamloops Run Series, and is the second largest running event in Kamloops!