It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... a poorly bedazzled reindeer.

Your favorite cable knit 5K has returned: the Ugly Sweater Race. Created by the team behind the Little Rock Marathon, Mud Run and Creep 'N' Crawl, this family fun run is set for 9 a.m. next Saturday, Dec. 17, at Two Rivers Park.

As you might have guessed, what makes this race special is that runners are encouraged to show off their ugliest, funniest, gaudiest holiday sweaters for the occasion. While they may not have the dry-wick capabilities of your regular running attire, we have a feeling the hilarity will more than make up for it.

This timed 5K will feature a custom finisher's medal and participant shirts, plus an untimed, quarter-mile Elf Dash for kiddos complete with stockings filled with goodies. There's also a virtual race option for those looking for some extra social distance.

For more information and to claim your spot, visit the Ugly Sweater Race website, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.