1/2 Way to Christmas Half, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile

Miamisburg , OH

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again this July! Celebrate Santa and his elves, Christmas Trees, Lights, Cookies & More as you run through Christmas themed music, decorations, costumes and more! Plus ornament finisher medals, Christmas cookies, festive aid stations, tree lighting and pictures with Santa! We will be raising money and donating goods to Hannah's Treasure Chest, our charity partner. Join us for a jolly good time this summer.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Downtown Miamisburg, Ohio
Please review our inclement weather plan for Saturday; the race is still on!

Registration & Post-Race Party at Star City Brewery

Located at 319 S. 2nd St, Miamisburg, OH 45342

Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30am and Races Start at 7:00am

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Highlights 
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at Sunrise! 
  • Aid Stations with Christmas Music, Decorations & Christmas Cookies!!
  • Christmas Ornament Finisher Medals for First 600 to Register in Any Race!
  • Pint Glasses to First 600 Registered!
  • Jingle Bells for your Shoes! 
  • Photo Booth with Santa & Professional in Race Photos!
  • Post Race Party with Craft Beer, Catered Breakfast, & Christmas Cookies!
  • Timed Races include ½ Marathon, 10k, 5k & 1-Mile, plus the Beast 3-Race Challenge!
  • Race Pricing for Every Budget!
  • Christmas Beast Medals to First 100 to Register for that race!
  • Portion of the Proceeds Goes to Local Charity!
  • T-Shirt Deadline 2 weeks in advance (Kids & Adult Sizes; Men & Women’s Cut)
Swag You Get w/ Registration
  • Ugly Christmas Tee in Kids & Adult Sizes and Men & Women’s Cut, with an option for Short Sleeve (Men & Women), Sleeveless (Men) or Tank Top (Women)
  • Commemorative Event Pint Glass to the First 600 to register
  • 1 FREE Star City Craft Beer, Wine or Cider (Age 21 & only ONLY) + Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Catered Christmas Breakfast w/fruit, breakfast casserole, meat, drinks & Christmas Cookies for Dessert 
  • Christmas Ornament Finisher Medal for First 600 to Register for Any Race (Christmas Beast Medal to First 100 to Register for Beast Challenge)*

*Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing and event swag; all racers are invited to post race party with food, drinks, music and photobooth.

Timed Races Include: Timed Races include ½ Marathon, 10k, 5k & 1-Mile, plus the Beast 3-Race Challenge! Race Course

  • Race Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1389761635  
  • Start / Finish Line will be at the Heritage Village in Downtown Miamisburg on W. Lock Street. This is 2 blocks South of registration at Star City Brewery.
  • Registration and Packet Pickup in Downtown Miamisburg, a short walk from the Start / Finish Line.
  • The course is an out and back run on the Great Miami Recreational Trail; athletes will run from Miamisburg to Franklin and back for the ½ Marathon. The 1-mile, 5 and 10k runs will also be out and back on the same path.
  • There are Christmas Themed Aid Stations approximately every mile for your motivation, so you can experience Christmas while you run. Each will have its own unique Christmas theme with Christmas music & decorations, Christmas Cookies, water, sport drink, & gels.
Aid Station Themes
  • 1-mile: Santa's Workshop
  • 2-mile: The Nutcrackers
  • 3-mile: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • 4-mile: Olaf and Friends
  • 5-mile: The Grinch and Cindy Lou
  • 6-mile: Peanuts
Strollers are welcome on course, but our insurance does not allow furry friends to attend. Sorry.

Friday Registration & Packet Pickup: 5:00pm-7:00pm: Registration and Packet Pickup at Star City Brewery in Miamisburg

Saturday Schedule
  • 6:00am: Registration and Packet Pick-up
  • 6:30am: Tree Lighting at Sunrise at Star City Brewery
  • 7:00am: 1-Mile Start & 1/2 Marathon Start
  • 7:20am: 5k Start
  • 8:05am: 10k Start
  • 7:30am: Photobooth w/ Santa, & Post Race Party Music, w/ Food, Drink at Star City Brewery
  • 8-11:30am Heritage Village open
  • 12:00pm Timing Ends & Runners must have Completed the Course

Parking and Restrooms

There will be parking available at Star City, Miamisburg Community Park, Miamisburg Riverfront Park, and on the streets of Miamisburg. There will be restrooms available at Star City, Miamisburg Community Park, Miamisburg Riverfront Park, the Start/Finish Line, and throughout the race course (see map).


Charity Partner -
Hannah's Treasure Chest While many families are fortunate enough to provide for their babies, toddlers and children, many parents struggle in raising their children with sufficient resources. Hannah’s Treasure Chest responds to these needs by providing nonprofit and social service agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery, and Warren Counties with clothing, baby equipment, diapers, hygiene items, toys, books and other essential items for their clients. The assistance from Hannah’s Treasure Chest greatly enhances programs already provided to children in the Miami Valley. We are asking athletes to support Hannah's Treasure Chest by donating money or items. Please bring to race day any of the items listed here! Race Shirts
  1. Men’s Cut, Women’s Cut & Kids Sizing
  2. Adult shirts will be short sleeve performance tees (Men's and Women's Cut), or you can choose a women's tank top or men's sleeveless tee. Design is shown above.
  3. To be guaranteed a race tee, you must register 2 weeks in advance of the race

Awesome Finisher Medals, because Everyone Wins!
Christmas Themed Ornament Finisher Medals for First 600 in Any Race! Plus Beast Finisher Medals for First 100 in that race. 
Post Race Party: After the race celebrate with Christmas themed music, food and drink, while you cheer on your friends and family as they finish! All finishers will get at catered Christmas Breakfast, Beer and Christmas Cookies for Dessert! It will be a the most wonderful breakfast of the year!

Pictures with Santa, Professional Photography & Photo Booth: Come get your picture with Santa or pose with your friends, family and team at our photo booth. We will also have a professional photographer out on course to take your pictures while you race. Pictures will be posted on Facebook after the race for you to like, tag and share!

Event Pricing: (1) Dec. 1-31; (2) Jan. 1-Feb. 28; (3) March 1-May 31; (4) June 1-July 19 & (5) Race Weekend, July 20-21. Everyone enjoys post-race party with photos, food, drinks, and a super fun race!

  1. Anyone pushed, carried or towed (not running): Does NOT include timing, pint glass, event shirt or finisher medal = $0

  2. All ages, Any Race, Fun Run: Does NOT include timing, pint glass, event shirt or finisher medal = $20

  3. All ages, 1-Mile Race: Includes all the Christmas Swag and Timing = $35-38-40-43 & Race Weekend $45*

  4. All ages, 5k Race: Includes all the Christmas Swag and Timing = $40-43-45-48 & Race Weekend $50*

  5. All ages, 10k Race: Includes all the Christmas Swag and Timing = $45-48-50-53 & Race Weekend $55*

  6. The Beast 3-Race Challenge (10.3 miles: Run the 1-mile, 5k & 10k): Includes all the Christmas Swag and Timing + 1 Beast finisher Medal = $65-68-70-73 & Race Weekend $75*

  7. ½ Marathon: Includes all the Christmas Swag and Timing = $75-77-80-83 & Race Weekend $85*

* If you skip the event tee, you can save $5.

NOTE: Registration is not refundable under any circumstances.

Virtual Race Option: $35 Entry
Register on or before July 1st for any race distance. 
The only thing required of you is to sign up online and remit payment, then we will mail you the swag. You are NOT required to complete the distance, submit your results or send us photos. How it Works!

  1. Anyone can race with us virtually!
  2. Options for all race distances including 1-mile, 5k, 10k, and Beast 3-Race Challenge!
  3. Run the race on your own terms, and we mail you all the race swag!
  4. We also recommend you follow your run with a good breakfast!
  5. If you send us your time and any photos we will post them!
  6. Get yourself a Finisher Tee, Medal and Pint Glass!
So, Sign up for the Virtual Race Option on or before July 1st. Complete your desired distance on your terms (optional). Submit your race results to zoomracingusa3@gmail.com and photos at Facebook.com/zoomracingusa. A picture is worth a thousand words, but we still want to hear your race experience so feel free to add your story to the picture or a video testimonial (optional). We will mail you all the race swag on or before July 30. Tell all your friends about your accomplishment (optional). Participants may move their in-person, timed registration to the virtual race until July 20 before early packet pick-up ends.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Zoom Multisport Racing for additional accommodations or questions at mick@zoomracingusa.com or 937-572-5018

Emergency Contingency Policy & Plans: Races and events will be held unless race management, in consultation with local safety officials, determines that race conditions are too dangerous. Every effort will be made to conduct the race and to ensure the safety of all participants. Events may be held in the rain or snow or if there is snow on the course, so please prepare in advance. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with USAT & USATF recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sports of running, biking, swimming, triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and aquathon. Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as T-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. The following procedure will be followed:

  • The race director in consultation with local safety officials will make the final decision to delay, adjust or cancel the race.
  • The decision will be posted on the website, in social media and communicated at the race venue via the PA announcing system.
  • In the case of an emergency please dial 911. Volunteers will be instructed to contact 911 in the case of an emergency.

IN THE CASE OF A HUMAN CAUSES THREAT: CALL 911, Then Run, Hide, or Fight

Purpose: In the case of an incident at one our events, we have prepared a simple response plan, based on recommendations created by the Department of Homeland Security and local Law Enforcement. These events often happen without warning, and can be unpredictable. We have created this plan in the event of such an incident.

You can learn more at: https://www.dhs.gov/what-to-do-bomb-threat# & https://www.dhs.gov/private-citizen


The Basics

  1. First, if you experience any type of an emergency at one of our events please first call 911. You can also alert a race official, staff member or volunteer. They will have a direct line of communication with emergency officials. We will alert the appropriate authorities and enact the appropriate response plan (detailed below).

  2. Second assess the situation, and, if able, get to safety. If you feel a threat, please first get to safety. This may include, running, hiding, ducking, laying down, going off course to shelter, or getting away from the threat. If you are in the midst of a race event, please stop racing and get to safety. Your time is not more important than your safety.

  3. Third, report into family, friends and race officials. Once you have found a safe place, and if able, please alert family, friends, and race officials. You can email, call, text us at 937-572-5018 or mick@zoomracingusa.com. We request you touch base with our staff so we know you are okay and safe.

  4. Someone will contact you about collecting your belongings. If you have to leave in the case of an emergency, we will find a way to get you all of your belongings. We will secure them until you or someone you know is able to retrieve them. We will work with local law enforcement and authorities to secure your things.


Run, Hide, Fight: The Department of Homeland Security has developed the run, hide, fight protocol. In the case of an emergency, there might not be time to enact an emergency plan. Chaos may ensue, and things move very quickly. With that in mind, Department of Homeland Security recommends you take any of the following actions. Run. Hide. Fight. There is no right way to respond, and each situation is different. So, they recommend doing any or all of the following:

  • Run: Get away from the threat as soon as you can.

  • Hide: Get out of the line of sight or the vicinity of the threat. This may mean ducking, finding shelter, barricading yourself in, or using natural obstacles to hide from the threat.

  • Fight: Should the threat be imminent or should you feel called to engage the threat, you can fight. This can take many forms, but it has the goal of stopping the threat and saving additional lives.

Pocket card found at: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active_shooter_pocket_card_508.pdf


Our Emergency Protocol: In the case of an emergency, threat and/or an uncertain situation that could potentially endanger lives, we will call 911 and alert the appropriate authorities. In conjunction with local authorities, we will assess the threat and take appropriate action.

  1. In the face of a threat, we may need to stop the race. We will consult local law enforcement in this decision. In this case, a race official, staff member or law enforcement officer will inform you that the race is stopped. They may hold you on course and not allow you to proceed until the threat has been eliminated. This is for your safety. If the race is stopped or cancelled we will give you further directions on how to return to the start finish line or parking area to retrieve your things. We will additionally stop all timing, and results will reflect this. We will make a note in the results to reflect this situation. We will only post times for people who completed the entire race before the race was stopped. We will not be able to provide refunds under these circumstances; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  2. In the face of a threat, we may need to delay the race. We will consult local law enforcement in this decision. In this case, a race official, staff member or law enforcement officer will inform you that the race is delayed. They may hold you on course and not allow you to proceed until the threat has been eliminated. This is for your safety. Should the race be delayed, we may allow you to continue racing once the threat has been eliminated. This is optional. If the race is delayed, we will not be able to adjust your finishing time. Should you want your finishing time, we will make a note in the results to reflect the delay. We will not be able to provide refunds under these circumstances; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  3. We may need to cancel the race. We will consult local law enforcement in this decision. In this case, a race official, staff member or law enforcement officer will inform you that the race is cancelled. This is for your safety. Should the race be cancelled due to a serious threat we will not be able to provide refunds under these circumstances; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Race cancellation is a last resort, and will only be used for your safety.


When & Where

Jul 21, 2018

Saturday

7:00 AM

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Miamisburg , OH

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