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Fontana Days Half Marathon

Saturday June 4th, 2022
Fontana, California
Distance: Half Marathon · 5K

The Fontana Days Run Half Marathon began back in 1955 with a reported 200 participants. Race founders were unaware that the annual Half Marathon would grow to include over 2,000 participants. The Fontana Days Run provides participants with a safe, festive, and well organized event.

The Annual Fontana Days Run features a Half Marathon, 5K Run, 5K Race Walk, 5K Family Fitness Walk, and a Children's Half Mile Dash. Finish Line festivities include local vendors, exhibitors, entertainment, and food.

Fontana's Half Marathon Run is known as the fastest Half Marathon due to the gradual downward slope of the course as well as one of the oldest Half Marathons in the United States.

There is an elevated drop of 2,125 feet from start to finish and because of this, most participants are able to record their personal record time (PR) in Fontana.

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Bob Anderson
This is a fast course. When I was 64 I ran 1:26:27, my best half marathon time of the year by several minutes. The first six miles is very fast but you need to be ready for the downhill. Your quads take a beating. The last five miles is flat and boring but if you can hang on, you will get yourself a good time on a certified course. The race director and staff are really nice people. It sells out fast. Put it on your list.
Race Date: 06/05/2021 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:11:57 Andrew Liao 44 California
2nd Male 1:13:31 Tony Torres 49 California
3rd Male 1:18:34 JUSTIN GROVE 18 California
4th Male 1:18:44 TYLER SHANNON 25 California
Female 1:14:17 Weslie Pearce 24 California
2nd Female 1:23:37 AMANDA HASELDEN 37 California
3rd Female 1:25:04 SUE ZIHLMANN 55 California
4th Female 1:28:17 NEELAM KAHLON-PFISTER 38 California
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:11:57 Andrew Liao 44 California
M 50-59 1:19:48 ALEJANDRO QUEZADA 51 California
M 60-69 1:27:39 PEDRO ROJAS 65 California
M 70+ 1:49:40 JOE OGATA 70 California
F 40-49 1:28:37 KIMBERLY SMITH 47 California
F 50-59 1:25:04 SUE ZIHLMANN 55 California
F 60-69 1:46:49 CHONG ALTENBURG 61 California
F 70+ 2:45:19 JO ANNE CARTER 71 California
Fontana Days Half Marathon

Recognized as the World’s Fastest Half Marathon Course by the USATF in 1985. The Half Marathon starting line is located at the Applewhite Campground in Lytle Creek. The first 6 miles of the Half Marathon include fast and steep, downhill running through the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and Lytle Creek Community. The last 7.1 miles of the course are also fast, but more of a moderate to gradual downhill run along Sierra Avenue towards Fontana City Hall. There is an elevation drop of 2,125 feet from start to finish.

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