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Take a break from holiday shopping and participate in one of the holiday races being held in Los Angeles and all over Southern California. Whether you’re up for a Marathon, a Half-Marathon, or just one of the many Los Angeles Fun Runs, we’ve got your list here. At Thanksgiving time you can find a Turkey Trot 5K, and of course there are also Christmas Runs you can enter. From Pomona to Santa Monica, check out all the Los Angeles Holiday Races.

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Turkey Trot LA
The race begins and ends in front of City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Turkey returns to Downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. Downtown – Get Ready. This event offers a scenic 5k and 10k route on the historic streets of Los Angeles. Online registration is still open or you can register Thanksgiving morning in front of City Hall. More information is available on the Turkey Trot LA website. The event benefits Midnight Mission.

Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot
Race begins and ends at the Pali High School Football Field, 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Get ready for Thanksgiving by spending the morning at the Pacific Palisades 5k or 10k Turkey Trot. The challenging course begins and ends in the Palisades Charter High School. Registration closes 15 minutes before start time.

41st Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run
The race begins in Santa Monica at Barnard Way and Ocean Park and finishes in Venice

The Christmas Run dates back to 1977, and this year it’s being held on Saturday, December 15th. There is a 5k and 10k option, as well as a Kid’s Fun Run, and a holiday costume contest. The run winds through Santa Monica and Venice as well as a stretch along the Venice Beach Boardwalk. All details, including registration information, are available online.

2018 Holiday Half Marathon & 5K
Fairplex • 1101 W McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA 91768

Come be part of our 9th Annual Holiday Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday December 9th, 2018! 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 fairgrounds before heading down the world famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

2018 Jingle Bell Run
Glendale Central Park 201 E Colorado St. Glendale, CA, 91205

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume for the run on Sunday, December 9th, 2018.

New Year’s Race 2019 in Downtown LA
Grand Park, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celebrate the new year on Sunday, January 6th, 2019 with this evening race that begins and ends in Grand Park. Run a 5k, 10 or both for the 9.3 mile challenge and celebrate your accomplishment with music, art, a beer garden and food trucks.

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