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Happy Holidays Half MerryThon & 5K Race

Sun December 8, 2024 Gloucester, MA 01930 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Countdown to Race Day


5K Race!


$45 $25
($10: Ages 6 - 12)
9:15AM EST - 10:00AM EST
247 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 7+.
Half Marathon!

Half Marathon

$95 $75 9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
619 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 14+.


Celebrate the holidays in sneakers! 
Bring the holiday cheer and run with the reindeer, elves and all the holiday friends! Enjoy beautiful ocean views as you run along the scenic coastline! Plus, you’ll enjoy special holiday treats at the finish line celebration!

Kids 5K race entry only $10.00! (ages 6-12)


100 Thatcher Road
Good Harbor Beach
Gloucester, MA US 01930

What You Get...

$1,000.00 in Prizes

Name on Bib (by 11/4/24)

Choice of M/F Holiday Shirt

Choice of Naughty/Nice Holiday Hat


5K & 13.1 Finisher Medals

Finish Line Brew

YuKan Drawstring Backpack

Free Race Photos

Refer 2 Friends Get $20.00

Team Discounts

Fresh Baked Holiday Treats

Results Alerts

1st, 2nd, 3rd Medals (5yr Age Groups)

Find Your Name Shirt Available

Free FanStand Supplies

GPS Runner Tracking

10% Off New England Running Co.

Finisher Certificate

FREE Training Plans

On Course Hydration/Nutrition

Finisher Line Refreshments

Scenic Course

Registration Protection Available

Bragging Rights!

USATF Sanctioned Event

USATF Certified 13.1



Volunteers Run for FREE!
Support your fellow runners and get a coupon code for a free registration to any YuKan race!

Refer Friends

Refer 2 more participants and get $20.00 back!
Share the referral link found on your registration confirmation and get a $20.00 refund when you refer 3 more participants!


Everything is better with friends! Teams of 10 or more Save $10 each!

Six Pack Challenge

Take on the Six Pack Half Marathon Challenge!
The schedule includes six races that travel some of the most scenic courses in all of New England.
Put your fitness to the test as you accept the challenge!

Race Website

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YuKan Road Races


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Happy Holidays Half MerryThon & 5K Race.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Prize Money

Prize Money
$1000.00 in prize money available!

$500.00 Prize for 1st Place Male Overall if they beat last year's gun time of 1:14:03.*

$500.00 Prize for 1st Place Female Overall if they beat last year's gun time of 1:32:25.*

Prize checks will be mailed after the race.

*Per USATF rules, gun times (not chip time) are used for scoring.


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