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Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run

Sat 8th Dec 2018
Speed Demon, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

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Get into the spirit of the season!
From snow falling at the start line, to huge holiday character inflatables, holiday carolers, and festive participant shirts this event has everything you need to start the season off right! Join us at the Fairplex in Pomona on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Golden Snowflake Challenge

In the second year of the Golden Snowflake Challenge, we saw over 600 runners complete the two day challenge!
Those who accept the challenge will run the Ugly Sweater 5K on Saturday the 8th and the Holiday Half Marathon on Sunday the 9th. Golden Snowflake Challenge participants will wear a special golden bib and receive a beautiful Golden Snowflake medal at the finish of the Holiday Half Marathon on Sunday, in addition to the individual race medals. Golden Snowflake Challenge runners receive one participant shirt.

Distances in this event

  1. Golden Snowflake Challenge

    Run 16.2mi
    8:30am Sat 8th Dec 2018
    $130–$140
    Event passed
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    8:00am Sun 9th Dec 2018
    $95–$100
    Event passed
  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    8:30am Sat 8th Dec 2018
    $40–$45
    Event passed
  4. 1 Mile Penguin Waddle

    Run 1mi
    9:45am Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Free
    Event passed
Course Maps
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Raceday Logistics
Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk Starts

The Ugly Sweater 5K starts and finishes in the main plaza of Fairplex So Cal, home of the LA County Fair. Runners do a small neighborhood loop before heading towards the oldest venue on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series circuit, the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. After a quick sprint down the drag strip, runners head back to the fairgrounds for a fast finish.

1 Mile Penguin Waddle Kids Run

Penguin Waddle Wave Start Times:
9:45 am- 10-12 years old wave
10:05 am- 8-9 years old wave
10:25 am- 7 and under wave

The Penguin Waddle Kids Run course starts and finishes in the Main Plaza of the Fairgrounds at Fairplex. The Fairplex is located at 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, California 91768.

Holiday Half Marathon Start

Start time: 8:00AM
Student RunLA Start: 8:30AM

Travel
Parking

Parking tickets purchased on Saturday are valid for use on Sunday!

Parking will be available at Fairplex through Blue Gate 9 which can be accessed from White Avenue. The address to the Fairplex is 1101 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona, California 91768.

Fairplex charges $10.00 for parking; make sure and save your parking ticket, as it is valid for both Saturday and Sunday. Please arrive at the event with exact change to enter the parking lot. The parking lot is a short walk to the to the start/finish line area!

Directions

From San Fernando Valley:

East on Ventura Freeway (134) to the Foothill Freeway (210) and exit Fruit Street. Turn right on Fruit Street. Proceed south on Fruit Street, Fruit Street will turn into White Avenue. On White Avenue, proceed to Blue Gate 9 (left side).

From Los Angeles:

East on San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit Fairplex Drive. Turn left onto Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

OR Exit White Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

From Long Beach:

North on San Gabriel Valley River Freeway (605) to San Bernardino Freeway (10). Go east on San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit Fairplex Drive. Turn left onto Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

OR Exit White Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

From Orange County:

North on Golden State Freeway (5) to Orange Freeway (57). North on Orange Freeway (57) to San Bernardino Freeway (10). East on San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit Fairplex Drive. Turn left onto Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

OR Exit White Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

From San Bernardino:

West on San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

From Riverside:

West on Pomona Freeway (60) to I-15. North on I-15 to San Bernardino Freeway (10). West on San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto Fairplex Drive. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Turn left onto White Avenue. Proceed to Blue Gate 9 (right side).

FAQs

Rules

  • Event Rules
  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must sign online waivers prior to participation.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5K in 2018

    It was a relatively flat course with nice Mountain Views. Water station around 1.5 mile area and awesome vendors in the expo area.

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