Penguin Waddle Free Kids Fun Run

The Penguin Waddle Free Kids Fun Run is ONE MILE.

 Fun and unique one mile course through the home of the LA County Fair

Packet pickup opens at 7:00am on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Kool N’ Fit Festival

Penguin Waddle Wave Start Times:

10:00 am- 10 -12 years old wave
10:30 am- 8-9 years old wave
11:00 am- 7 and under wave


Registration Will Open In August


  • All 1,000 registered participants will receive a Finisher’s Medal, a numerical bib, and a Finisher’s Certificate.
  • The event is FREE to children twelve and under who can complete a mile by themselves.
  • Runners are encouraged to dress in holiday themed costumes for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Costume Contest before each wave.
  • Kid’s Fun Run will start in age group waves from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM.
  • Kid’s Fun Run starts and finishes at the same place where the Holiday 5K starts and finishes, adjacent to the Kool N’ Fit Festival.
  • Runners are invited to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots.
  • This event sells out early! When the event fills up, there will be a waiting list.

With the growing popularity of the event we want to make sure that we can accommodate as many kids as possible. We ask that if your plans change and your child cannot attend the Penguin Waddle Free Kids Run,CLICK HERE (coming soon) to remove your child from the registration system. If you cancel your registration or notify Run Racing that your child will not be participating, their spot will be given to another child on the waiting list.

Once the event sells out, the waiting list feature will be implemented. A parent can register their child to be on the waiting list. You will get a confirmation email that your child has been placed on the waiting list. Please do not contact us regarding the waiting list; you will be contacted if a spot opens for your child. If you have not been contacted by December 3rd, then unfortunately, there are no spots available. Please do not show up to the race unless you have confirmation that your child has a spot.


The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run course starts and finishes in the Main Plaza of the Fairgrounds at Fairplex So. Cal.. Fairplex is located at 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA  91768. There is a $10 parking fee.



All Kids Run participants must have a waiver signed by the participant’s parent or legal guardian in order to pick-up their race packets. If the participating child will be accompanied by an adult other than their parent or legal guardian, then please download the waiver below and send it with them or your child will not be able to participate.

Download Waiver Here

We understand that many parents want to run with their kids during the kids run. Unfortunately, we ask that NO PARENTS RUN WITH KIDS DURING THE KIDS RUN.

Parents in the kids run in the past have caused more harm than help and we would truly appreciate your cooperation in this request.

  • The kids run course is monitored by medical, event staff and completely safe.
  • You will be able to see your kids at numerous points of the course.
  • We will make sure all kids are safe and start the race after talking with them about safety and how to run the mile course.


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