I’ve been running since 2010 but somehow I’ve never run a race in December. Not even a 5K. How did that happen? It was time to change that.
Holiday Half, start your engines! I’ve actually looked into the Holiday Half in previous years but couldn’t make it fit my schedule. Well this year thanks to some vacation plans that have changed numerous times I now can!
The race offers holiday themed medals for the half as well as a larger, cooler medal for the Snowflake Challenge. The challenge nets you a third medal when you run the 5K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. There should even be snow at the start line! Yeah, it may not be real but we don’t see it much round these parts of California.
As well as being festively themed- did you see that race shirt?-Holiday Half is in Pomona which is home to the Pomona Raceway. It’s the oldest venue on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and we get to run on the track! Woo hoo!! I grew up around racing as my dad always watched it. He and my brother still go to races, I understand none of it but it still reminds me of childhood you know?
Now, my only problem is the realization that I have zero Christmas related running gear. I don’t even own anything red. How am I going to show my holiday festive-ness? I will have to work on this.
Want to join me on December 9? Use code HHBR10 to save 10%!
Any ideas on how to be festive?