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Snow at the start line and a snowflake medal at the finish makes this is a unique Southern California race. Get into the spirit of the season at the Holiday Half Marathon on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Reasons to Run the Holiday Half!

– Every runner gets a technical race shirt with a holiday design
– Every participant is awarded a Snowflake Finisher Medal when they cross the finish line (different snowflake every year)
– Less guilt when indulging in holiday treats!
– Live music and (1) complimentary beer in the festival area

Packet Pickup

The Health & Fitness Expo is located adjacent to the Start/Finish line, in the main plaza of the Fairgrounds at Fairplex on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free!

Dates

Saturday, December 8th – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday, December 9th – 6:00 am to 8:00 am

Location

Main Plaza of the Fairgrounds at Fairplex (1101 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona, California 91768)

Parking

Fairplex through Blue Gate 9 which can be accessed from White Avenue.
There is a $10 parking fee which is good for both days.

What You Need

In order to pick your race bib and shirt up, you will need just need a photo ID. Bib numbers will be available for look up at the expo, but knowing it beforehand will expedite the process. If you plan on picking another participant’s bib up, you will need a copy of his/her driver’s license or photo ID and a signed release waiver. The waiver must be signed by the participant. Waivers will not be available at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Rules
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
    We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options, in the event you cannot attend on race day (you may choose only one of the options below).
  • How do I defer my entry?
    You may defer your entry to next year’s event. Deferrals must be processed by the Event Registration Manager. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. Deferrals expire after 12 months. The athlete may request a deferral by submitting an email request prior to November 27, 2017.
  • Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
    Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through the ACTIVE Network registration portal no later than November 27, 2017. If you transfer you bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will pay the full cost of the entry fee.
    Requests Made Post-Race: Deferrals requests made after the race will be handled on a case by case basis. If a request is received within two weeks of the event and is approved, the participant will be given a 50% off code to register for the following year’s race. If the request is received after that two week period, Motiv Sports is not able to offer any type of deferral.
  • 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 pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.

2018 Early-Bird Registration is Open!
December 9, 2018

Register now for the 2018 Holiday Half Marathon and get the lowest price offered! The sooner you sign up, the more you will save. Make it a holiday tradition and run with your friends and family!

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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).

Transfers & Cancellations

Entry fees are non-refundable.
We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options, in the event you cannot attend on race day. You may choose only one of the options below:

Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to another date or event within the Long Beach Marathon / Holiday Half event portfolio. Deferrals are allowed and must be processed by the Event registration manager. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. Deferrals expire after 12 months. Athlete may request a deferral by submitting an email request prior to November 15, 2017. NO EXCEPTION.

Purchase Event Protection: Booking Protect is offered through the ACTIVE Network, and provides insurance to runners so that they can get their entry fees back if they can’t participate in running events for covered reasons. The product, called Booking Protect is located in the registration path on Active. All refunds and claims will go through Booking Protect.

Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through the ACTIVE Network registration portal no later than 11/1/17.

Entertainment

BANDS & ON-COURSE ENTERTAINMENT

What better motivation to keep running than great music and spectators cheering you on? We are looking for bands, drums lines, cheerleading squads, pep squads, radio stations, or simply groups of people willing to provide some energy and enthusiasm to participants from the sidelines.

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in providing on-course entertainment.

Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with these great brands to bring you an incredible event experience. Whether you’re drenched in sweat, dressed in costume or immersed in music, you've worked hard to get there and deserve to have the best time possible.

Become a Partner

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Fairplex
Power Crunch
Honey Stinger
Michelob Ultra
New Balance
Sheraton Fairplex