Twas the Night Before Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k

Sunday, December 24, 2023 Fountain Valley CA

Twas the Night Before Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k in Fountain Valley CA

‘Twas the night before the big race, and the park was alive with anticipation as runners prepared for their early morning adventure. The “Twas the Night Before” event, featuring a 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon, is the ideal way to kick off your Christmas celebrations, and where better to do so than at picturesque Mile Square Park.

Runners of all calibers, from seasoned athletes to enthusiastic newcomers, will find a distance that suits their preferences. It’s time to lace up those running shoes and embrace the holiday challenge. As you embark on your course, you’ll be immersed in the warm glow of twinkling lights and festive decorations that only the holiday season can provide.

Yet, this event isn’t solely about the running; it’s also about having a blast! Embrace the holiday spirit by donning your most creative Christmas-themed costumes, perhaps even belting out a few cheerful carols along the way. And, of course, make sure to refuel with a steaming cup of delicious hot cocoa and some mouthwatering cookies as you cross the finish line.

So gather your friends and family, and join the “Twas the Night Before” 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon at Mile Square Park on December 24th. It’s the perfect way to dispel those Christmas Eve jitters and immerse yourself in the joyful holiday atmosphere.

But that’s not all! If you’re prepared to brave the heat and challenge your limits, sign up now for the Hotter than Hades Hustle. It’s an opportunity to prove your mettle and push your boundaries, all in the breathtaking setting of Mile Square Park.

Whether you’re aiming for a speedy 5K, a more demanding 10K, a substantial 15K, or even the ultimate test of a Half Marathon, this event guarantees an unforgettable experience in the midst of the park’s natural beauty. So, lace up, gather your loved ones, and come savor the holiday spirit at Mile Square Park.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled in Orange County, Fountain Valley, California, lies approximately 10 miles northeast of Huntington Beach, offering residents a suburban living experience within a short drive of the Pacific coastline.

On December 24th in Fountain Valley, CA, you can expect an average high temperature of around 65°F and an average low temperature of approximately 45°F. This date falls in late December, during the winter season, with cool and crisp weather. Rainfall during this time is typically minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Twas the Night Before Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Twas the Night Before Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM PST.

The time limit for the half marathon is 3.5 hours.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Twas the Night Before Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $38.50 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $24.50 fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $34.50 fee for the 15k.
  • There is a $28.50 fee for the 10k.

Twas the Night Before Half Marathon Race Website

Twas the Night Before Half Marathon Website

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