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Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho Half Marathon!

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Pomona Fairplex

1101 West McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA 91768 · Pomona, CA

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We will meet next to the festive Snail Tent near the starting line!

Location image of event venue


Hey Snails! Let's celebrate the Holiday Season by running the Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho Half Marathon!

*A Snails Pace Running Academy is meeting before the race at 7:00 - 7:15 AM at the Snail tent near the start/finish line.

See details below or go to the following link for all the race day details:

Dress up in your ASPRA tees and festive holiday themed costumes or running gear!!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

7:00 am – Kool ‘N Fit Festival, Race Registration / Packet Pickup Opens

9:00 am – Holiday 5K Run/Walk Start

10:00am – 1 Mile Penguin Waddle Waves Begin

10:00 am – 10 years old and older wave
10:20 am – 8-9 years old wave
10:40 am – 7 and under wave

12 Noon – Kool ‘N Fit Festival Closes

Sunday, December 15, 2013

6:00 am- Kool ‘N Fit Festival, Race Registration and Packet Pickup Opens

8:00 am – Holiday Half Marathon Wave Starts

8:00 am – Elite Wave Start and Half Marathon Open Wave Start

8:15 am – Students Run LA Wave Start

12 Noon – Kool ‘N Fit Festival Closes

The Half Marathon starts and finishes in the main plaza of FAIRPLEX SO CAL, HOME OF THE LA COUNTY FAIR ( The scenic course takes runners on a “behind the scenes” tour of various parts of the Fair and then at Mile 2 heads right down the world famous AUTO CLUB RACEWAY AT POMONA ( – currently hosting Auto Club NHRA World Finals. It then leaves the fairgrounds and heads out into the beautiful FRANK G. BONELLI REGIONAL PARK (, around Puddingstone Lake for miles 3 through 11. The last 2 miles are back on the Fairgrounds going past the Historic Trains near the Flower Garden Pavilion – and the WALLY PARKS NHRA MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM ( before finishing in the central plaza.

CLICK HERE ( for a Google map of the half marathon course.

The race time limit for the half marathon is 3 hours and 45 minutes from the 8:00 am start time. This time limit is based off of a 17 minute mile pace.

Participants who exceed the time limit will be allowed to continue on the course, but will be asked to continue the route as a pedestrian and will need to obey all traffic and safety laws.

The Pomona Valley is a naturally hilly landscape and while certain inclines could not be avoided, this course was designed to be as friendly to runners as possible.

Aid stations will begin at Miles 2, and will be at miles 3.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Scroll down to see specific energy stops along the course!

THE MEDICAL TEAM FROM POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER ( will be staffing the Medical Aid Stations, as well as the Main Medical Station at the Finish Line. Need medical help? Here are the Medical Aid Stations throughout the course:

Station 1 – Mile 4.5Station 2 – Mile 9

Each on-course Medical Aid Station will be stocked with water and electrolytes to help you get back on your feet and running again! Look for the Red Shirts on the course if you need any assistance! GO TO THE POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL AID PAGE (

Hydration is key while running! Stop by any of our Water Stations at Miles 2, 3.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Powerade Electrolytes will be served at Miles 2, 5, 7, 9, and 11

CLIF SHOT ENERGY GELS ( will be available at Mile 9!


Good luck and have fun!!

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