Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Start/Finish Line: Main Plaza of Fairplex So Cal, home of the LA County Fair.

Time Limit: 3:45

Aid Stations: There will be (6) water stations on-course, set-up approximately every mile to mile and a half beginning at Mile 2 at the following mile locations: 2, 3/12, 4, 6.5, 7/8, 9 and 10.5.

Nuun Energy Stations

Nuun is the official on-course energy drink of the Holiday Half Marathon and will be available at miles 3/12, 6.5 and 7/8.

Honey Stinger Gels

Honey Stinger Gels are the official on course gel of the Holiday Half Marathon and will be available at mile 9.

Ugly Sweater Run 5K




Come prepared at the start line to Put the Elf in Selfie! Run a 5k, take the best holiday photo of the year, shoot marshmallow guns, play in some fake snow, and hang out in a life-size snow globe! Dig out the best/ugliest/most original holiday sweater you can possibly find (or make one!)

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Start/Finish Line: Main Plaza of Fairplex So Cal, home of the LA County Fair.

Time Limit: 1:30

Penguin Waddle

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

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

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

We recommend arriving 30-60 minutes before the wave start time.

With the growing popularity of the event we want to make sure that we can accommodate as many kids as possible. We ask that if your plans change and your child cannot attend the Penguin Waddle Kids Run please let us know. If you cancel your registration or notify our team that your child will not be participating, their spot will be given to another child on the waiting list.

Parents on the course

We understand that many parents want to run with their kids during the kids run. Unfortunately, we ask that parents do not accompany their child(ren) during the run.

  • The kids run course is monitored by medical team, event staff and is completely safe.
  • You will be able to see your kids at numerous points of the course.
  • We will make sure all kids are safe and start the race after talking with them about safety and how to run the mile course.

Virtual Run

The Holiday Half Marathon is excited to bring the Virtual Run Option back to the 2018 event!
Virtual Runners’ Post Race package will include:
– Bib
– Official Finisher Shirt
– Official Finisher Medal
When you sign up for the Virtual Race option, you will need to complete your distance and submit proof between December 1, 2018 and December 15, 2018.
Race Proof can be:
– Photo proof of your tracking device showing the date and distance
– Link to Garmin, MapMyRun, Nikeplus, RunKeeper, Runtastic or Strava tracking.

Already signed up but can’t join us on December 9, 2018?
Switch to the Virtual Race!
Runners who signed up for the traditional course race can switch to the Virtual before December 15, 2018. Runners who decide to transfer from the course race to the virtual race must submit their request by December 15. No transfer to the virtual race will be accepted past this date. There is a $10 transfer fee. Should you decide to switch to the virtual race, log into your Active account, make the category change to Virtual.

Virtual Race Rules:
– Virtual Race Upgrade can be purchased until December 15, 2018.
– Virtual Race Upgrade fees will not be refunded or transferred.
– Proofs of the race must be submitted between December 1 and December 15 by emailing us, here – or by using the submission tool, below.
– Proofs of the race must match the registration name. i.e.: If You submit tracking from Garmin, Garmin account must be listed in your name and match the name on the registration record.
– Your finish time will not be posted on the Results Page.
– Bib, Shirts, and Medals will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form. Items will be shipped on December 17, 2018.
– We will mail out outside of the United States for an additional fee. Please email us at registration@motivsports.com for more details.
– The Virtual run option will allow you to maintain your legacy status.
– Virtual Race registration is required in order to participate in the program.

Submit Virtual Evidence

Use the form below of upload and submit your evidence. Be sure to use the same name and email address that you completed your registration with so that we are able to find your entry.

Give in to Your Need for Speed!
Did you know...

...that a portion of the course is on the Pomona Raceway? Run on the same track that the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) hosts their finals! Channel your racing spirit and run the Holiday Half Marathon!

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