Holiday Half Marathon Giveaway

Now that my 6 races in 6 weeks are over I need a new fix. I spent a little time this weekend looking for a race to do after this weekend’s Santa to the Sea Half.

Luckily there is a Holiday Half Marathon December 15th near LA that will perfectly fill the God 13.1 sized hole in my heart.


I actually ran this race two years ago and had a great time! This really is an ideal time of year for running temperature-wise and cookies-everywhere-so-you-should-be-well-fueled-wise.

pre holiday half marathon

The race starts and ends at the LA Fairplex in Pomona. So, it’s a great central location for all my Southern California readers/runners! There is a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday December 14th too.

You can check out the course here. Part of it goes through Bonelli Regional Park, which is pretty!


Both Santa to Sea and the Holiday Half are collecting toys for Toys for Tots! Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate on race day if you are able. It’s a really great cause and today is #GivingTuesday so I thought I’d throw out a reminder!


Half Marathon or 5K Giveaway

RunRacing is giving one RER reader a bib for the race too!

If you want to run the Holiday Half (Dec 15) or 5k (Dec 14) please leave a comment on this post.

Winner will receive a free bib for the race of their choice. All travel and other expenses are your own responsibility.

Question: You want to run the race?

Closes 12/6/13 8am PST. Open to anyone who can get to the race on Dec 14 (5K) or 15th (half marathon).

Disclaimer: RunRacing provided me with a bib for this race and an extra for a reader. All opinions are my own.


  1. Jessica Mastrilli says

    I wish I could win this, but I already am running a half in Ohio that weekend!! Good luck to everyone though! Will check back to see what other giveaways you have :)

  2. says

    PICK ME PICK ME!! I want to run it! I am about 15 minutes away and would love to make it my third year running it since I think they are giving a special medal!

  3. Nathalie Herorn says

    I would LOVE to run and get this bib for the half! I live in Pasadena so it’s near by, but I’ve been having a hard time financially to pay for this (since I waited so long). We have 3 kids so the races I want to do have been on the back burner (I can’t complain tho). But I’m happy to say that I’ll be running my 1st marathon (LA) which I’m excited and scared (more my bodily functions) all at once. I’ve been ‘training’ for the past year so I think I’m ready….hopefully 😉

  4. Nathalie says

    I would LOVE to run and get this bib! I live in Pasadena and have been wanting to run this one but financially due to end of year obligations and our 3 little ones (we’re blessed), we’re pretty strapped so any races will have to wait ;(. However, I was able to get registered for my first marathon (LA) which I’m excited and a bit scared about (more bodily functions). I’ve been training this past year (just turned the big 40) so I think I’m ready…just need a few more long runs in before then. Love your and skinny runners blog. You ladies encourage me not only to run with perseverance but because for the love of the sport. Plus, it’s been cheap therapy for me not to go cray cray with 3 little ones under the age of 5 😉

  5. Yanet says

    idk if you know but there is a DIVAS half in Ontario this weekend.. might wanna check it out if looking for more races

  6. Margaret says

    Oh I would love to run that half! I’m training for the LA marathon and that falls almost perfectly into the training plan!

  7. Paula allen says

    Howdy… My friends from work are running it but I had to pass… 2 kids in college and 2 at home… A free bib would be awesome! Training for LA plus I want to meet you and pick our brain about how to get faster… PR is 4:12 and want your times

  8. says

    I can’t run either race but I wanted to say that I live in the town that Santa to the Sea takes place. The race is fairly new, just in it’s fifth year. It has made an amazing impact on our community. Thank you so much for running the race and spreading the word.

  9. Chelsea says

    I would love to run the half! A few of my coworkers are signed up and I’ve been contemplating running, but with Christmas around the corner I can’t justify spending so much on myself. A free bib would be awesome!

  10. Lisa says

    I would love to run the 5K! I am just getting back to running after an ankle injury and had this race on my list of possibilities :) Ready to get back in the game!

  11. Lizza says

    EEK!! This would be a great pre-Christmas “eating” event. I, like you, have been bit by the running bug and this would be perfect as I train for my first FULL next year. Thank you sooo much for this opportunity. Such a fun giveaway!!

  12. Sarah B says

    I would love to run the half! I grew up in California, did my undergrad in LA, and now I’m out of state for professional school. I am flying into LA for winter break the day before the half! A bib would be an excellent welcome home present :)

  13. tiffany says

    that would be perrrfect! haven’t run a race since long beach, and it’s the day before i leave town for a little trip. 😀

  14. Evelyn says

    I would love it if you picked me for two reasons; I love the distance and it would be super cool to run with you. (really behind you since I’m slow)

  15. Ashley C says

    I would love to! I haven’t ran an official race in over a year because I can’t afford it on my grad student budget. But I would love to!!

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