Saturday, December 12, 2015 • Point Clear, AL • Course Map
Organized and run by the Port City Pacers, the Mobile, Ala.-based running group that puts on a number of local races throughout the year, the Holiday Half Marathon & 8K Run has become something of a tradition in the Point Clear area, as it has attracted runners from around the state for the past several years.
The out-and-back race starts and finishes at Point Clear’s Mullet Point Park, and takes runners down to Pelican Point along County Road 1 for most of the race, with a brief detour onto Highway 27 for an out-and-back three miles, and then back onto CR 1 for the remainder of the race, which runners follow along the course they just ran back toward the finish line.
The race benefits the USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital Pediatrics Department, and race organizers encourage all runners to bring a new toy in its original wrapping to the race, which will be given out as Christmas and holiday gifts to children in the hospital.
Race Weather & Climate
Set in Alabama’s southwestern corner, just across the Mobile Bay from the city of Mobile, the small town of Point Clear typically experiences mild to cool weather conditions in the early weeks of winter, with relatively low precipitation compared to the summer and fall months.
On the day of the race (Dec. 12), the average low is 43°F and the average high is 63°F.
- 2014 Holiday Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Holiday Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Holiday Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Holiday Half Marathon Results
- $25 for Point Clear Pacers members
- $28 for non-members
- $20 for youth runners under 19 years old
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Point Clear’s Holiday Half Marathon or 8K race, visit the event website here.
Official Race Website
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