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Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run

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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.

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Heather G
"It was a relatively flat course with nice Mountain Views. Water station around..."
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How to enter the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. 1 Mile Penguin Waddle

    Run 1mi
  4. Golden Snowflake Challenge

    Run 16.2mi
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Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run routes

Half Marathon
The Holiday Half Marathon 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.

The Penguin Waddle course is 1 mile long and takes runners through the Fairplex.

Event Details

What’s Included
Half Marathon and Ugly Sweater 5K Participants:
A technical race shirt with a holiday design
Every participant is awarded a Finisher Medal when they cross the finish line
Raceday Logistics
We recommend that you arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the start of your race.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Holiday Half Marathon & Ugly Sweater 5K weekend! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, clubs and associations to help be a part of our Race Team.

Each of our outstanding volunteers will receive:

  • A Race Team t-shirt
  • Detailed training before your shift begins
  • Complimentary parking
  • Community service hours
  • Snacks, coffee and water during your shift
  • The gratification of giving back to your community
  • Questions & answers

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      Brian R
      What is the golden snow flake challenge?


      Steph E
      Hi there. Just to let you know that 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.

    Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run weather forecast

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    Motiv Running

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    Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run reviews

    5 out of 5 stars

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    • Organisation
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    • 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.