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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 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.

If you plan on picking another participant’s bib up, they will need to sign their waivers online before you arrive. To sign their waivers, please have them log into their myevents.active.com account. You will also need a copy of his/her driver’s license or photo ID.

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.

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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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).

Event Cancellation + Transfer Policy

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 the 2019 event.  Deferrals must be processed by the event registration team. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. The deferral will expire after the 2019 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again.  Athletes may request a deferral by submitting an email request to registration@motivsports.comprior to December 2nd, 2018.

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 your ACTIVE MyEvents account no later than December 7th, 2018. If you transfer your bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will need to pay the full entry fee at the time of the transfer.  This process is in place to avoid any fraudulent sales of race numbers.

Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.comaccount and select “Transfer registration” to begin the process.

Purchase Event Insurance: Booking Protect offers Registration Protector, which provides insurance to runners in many emergency and injury situations. This must be purchased at the time of registration, and cannot be retroactively added. If an event occurs that is covered under their policy, you would need to file a claim to receive a full race refund.

For questions and inquiries regarding submitting an insurance claim, please contact Booking Protect using the following methods.

Submit a Refund Application: https://bookingprotect.com/refund/
General Customer Service: https://bookingprotect.com/contact-us/

Virtual Run: If you cannot attend the race in person you may run the half marathon or 5K “virtually” and still receive the same perks.  To run virtually you must upgrade your registration to the virtual option for $10.  Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.comaccount and select “Purchase merchandise” to select the Virtual Upgrade option.  Visit the “Virtual Run” section on the Distances page of our website for full information on participating as a Virtual Runner.

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 hhinfo@motivsports.com 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.

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
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Michelob Ultra