Santa Clarita Marathon
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Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The day will include a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5K run, Mayor’s Walk, and a Kid K run. All races will begin at 7:00 a.m., with the exception of the Kid K, which will begin at 8:30 a.m.
This year, the Santa Clarita Marathon Race Committee will be using the newly open trails along the San Francisquito Creek to be part of the 2014 Half Marathon and Marathon. The new trail system will be used for the majority of the race and will reduce the amount of street closure on McBean Parkway.
To kick off the Santa Clarita Marathon and get in the racing spirit, the City will host a pre-race Health and Fitness Expo for everyone to enjoy on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The free Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the Hyatt Valencia from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature dozens of health-related vendors and information booths. Here, runners may sign up for events and race participants can pick-up race bibs and t-shirts.
$77 ($88 after 10/01/14)
Starting between the Hyatt Valencia and Westfield Valencia Town Center, the looped course follows 26.2 miles of roadways, paved City trails, and paseos to its finish line at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The Marathon is a Boston qualifier and is USATF certified.
Half Marathon—7:00 AM
$59 ($67 after 10/01/14)
The Half Marathon starts simultaneously with the Marathon, following the same course but breaking away near mile 12 for a 13.1 mile finish at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The elevation for the Marathon and Half Marathon is relatively flat, but includes some switchbacks and short inclines and declines on paseo bridges crossing over and under main City streets.
5K Run—7:00 AM
$30 ($40 after 10/01/14)
The 5K Run is a looped 3.1 mile course that will start and end at Westfield Valencia Town Center. A great event for all ages and all paces. Walkers are encourage to participate in the Mayors’ Walk.
A chip timing system will be used for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. To score in these races, you must wear the chip on your shoe during the race.
Mayor’s Walk—7:05 AM
If you’ve been looking for a way to get involved with the Santa Clarita Marathon, but running just isn’t your pace, then the Mayor’s Walk is for you. This 3-mile community walk is safe, simple, and doesn’t require much training.
The Mayor will lead this year’s walk, which kicks off just steps away from the Marathon start line at Mall Entrance and McBean Pkwy. The course follows much of the 5K course and concludes at the official finish line site.
All participants receive a Mayor’s Walk finishers medal and T-shirt.
Kid K Fun Run—8:30 AM
Designed to promote health and fitness among children, this non-competitive event for ages 12 and under is a quarter-mile course starting and finishing at Westfield Valencia Town Center. Parents may accompany small children.