Pomona, CA – Kids ages 6 to 12 from around Southern California can run off some holiday excitement for FREE at the Holiday Half Marathon Penguin Waddle 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Fairplex. The event is hosted in partnership with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and supported by the non-profit 100 Mile Club, whose mission is to challenge kids to run 100 miles over the school year.
All spaces for the Penguin Waddle 1 Mile Kids Fun Run are expected to fill up. Kids must register online in advance by visiting www.RunHolidayHalf.com. The Kids Run will start in waves at 10 a.m. with participants running in their respective age group. The course will start and finish inside Fairplex, home of the L.A. County Fair.
The Holiday Half Marathon events expect 7,000 participants over the weekend. Along with the Penguin Waddle, the Holiday 5k walk/run is on Dec. 10 and the Half Marathon is on Sunday, Dec. 11.
2011 Holiday Half Marathon sponsors to date include: Fairplex – Host Venue, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center – Official Hospital, Dick’s Sporting Goods – Official Athletic Retailer, Michelob Ultra – Official Beer and The Sound 100.3 FM – Media Partner. For additional information on the Holiday Half Marathon and related events please visit www.RunHolidayHalf.com.
About Fairplex: Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, the Child Development Center, the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center. The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.
About RUN Racing: Led by Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Seagren, RUN Racing specializes exclusively in the development, management and implementation of endurance, health, fitness and special events. RUN Racing events include the OC Marathon held in May; the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon held in October; the Dana Point Turkey Trot 10K & 5K held on Thanksgiving Day and the Holiday Half Marathon held in December. “Follow RUN Racing on Twitter for event information (@RUNRacing) and find The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and LA County Holiday Half Marathon on Facebook for interactive event information (Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and LA County Half Marathon)”