More than 300 run in ugly sweaters to support the Rescue Mission of Utica

Ugly Sweater 5K held in very cold conditions to raise money for Rescue Mission of Utica.

Posted: Dec 8, 2019 8:13 PM

New York Mills, N.Y. - The 3rd annual Ugly Sweater 5K in New York Mills had a large turnout, all to raise money for the Rescue Mission of Utica.

Race Co-Director Michelle Samoraj says the pure holiday joy of wearing an ugly sweater, coupled with getting some exercize during this cold weather, has become a great combination, "This time of year when everybody is so cold, we thought with the ugly sweater, everybody’s just having fun throwing on sweaters that a lot of people really value, and so a lot of people donate sweaters, a lot of people bring hats and mittens and toiletry items that we donate to the Rescue Mission, plus a portion of the proceeds also goes to the Rescue Mission."

It was quite a cold run, but Gene Allen of Utica says it really isn't too bad at 28 degrees with very little wind, "It’s a balmy 28. Not too bad no not at all. This is great once you get running, you’re up to 40."

No word on just how much money was raised on Sunday.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1942469

Reported Deaths: 50977
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2563999824
Queens2561569457
Suffolk1888053289
Nassau1732163085
Bronx1707686325
New York1284834268
Westchester1232032226
Erie781931671
Richmond685931724
Monroe587741024
Orange44911782
Rockland44823931
Onondaga35149658
Dutchess27142428
Albany23149340
Oneida21095497
Niagara17405331
Broome16957347
Saratoga13944158
Ulster12588240
Schenectady12128189
Rensselaer10359135
Putnam993891
Chautauqua8123131
Chemung6979133
Oswego680590
Ontario661191
Steuben6119141
St. Lawrence607494
Sullivan586468
Cayuga574590
Jefferson534563
Wayne505566
Cattaraugus496679
Genesee4945121
Herkimer4836107
Clinton439131
Madison420185
Tompkins398049
Fulton391085
Livingston389058
Columbia376299
Montgomery3749114
Cortland348260
Warren328855
Tioga327058
Wyoming317450
Allegany310782
Otsego306746
Greene303774
Chenango295672
Washington277955
Orleans267383
Lewis239133
Franklin235112
Delaware206935
Seneca182456
Schoharie147815
Essex147626
Yates108326
Schuyler96913
Hamilton2942
Unassigned17396
Out of NY0213
Rome
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 78°
Binghamton
Partly Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 69°
Rome
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 78°
Rome
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 78°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!