What will first place receive? What are the Age Categories?
Award plaques will be presented to the top three male and female in the following age groups: 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon.
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Can someone else pick-up my bib and chip for me?
Yes, they will need to be prepared to have the following information: your registered name, your date of birth, and your age on race day.
What does a 15 minute mile pace mean?
What that means is after the 15 minute per mile pace we start to open roads and volunteers start heading home. Runners can continue and have to understand that roads are now open and are required to move to the sidewalk. Water stations are closed after the 15 per mile pace. We do have staff on the route in vehicles with water checking on runners to make sure they are OK. Some of the directional signs are also taken down at that time as well. We do continue to pass out medals till all runners are back in. After about 6 hours we start cleaning up the finish line. At that point most of the crowds have gone home. Water stations begin to close at Mile 1 at 7:15 a.m. and every 15 minutes each mile after that. Full Marathon runners who are at the Half Marathon breakaway point (mile 12.5) who have fallen behind the 15 minute pace will be encouraged to complete the Half Marathon and go directly to the finish line and receive a Half Marathon Medal.
What is a Paseo?
Paseos are pathway systems that feature lighted, paved walkways, bridges, and tunnels that connect the community. The ever-expanding paseo system, links residential villages to schools, parks, shopping areas, and other neighborhoods by use of theses traffic free paths.
Can I pick-up my bib and chip on race day for the Marathon, Half or 5K?
Where should I park?
Plenty of free parking is available at the Westfield Valencia Town Center parking structure off Magic Mountain Parkway.
What Airport Should I fly into?
Los Angels International Airport (40 miles from Santa Clarita)
Burbank – Bob Hope Airport (20 miles from Santa Clarita)
What Hotel should I stay at?
The start / finish line and Expo will be at the Hyatt Valencia. The Hyatt offers a great early registration rate for all participants.
What beverage will be on the course?
Water at about every mile, and lemon-lime Gatorade about every mile starting at mile three.
Is the Marathon certified and sanctioned?
Yes – The Marathon and Half are sanctioned and certified by USAT&F. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier.
- Marathon Course Certification Number: 09049RS
- Half Marathon Course Certification Number: 10057RS
Will 5K runners get a medal?
Yes! All finishers for all races will receive a medal.
What’s to eat after the race?
There will be light refreshments after the race. Many of the restaurants will open early to meet eating and drinking needs.
Will there be sweats pick-up at the finish?
Bags will be available for you to drop off your sweats prior to the start of the event, and it will be available to you at the finish. Please do not place items of value in the sweat bag as we are not responsible for anything lost or broken. Clothing found in unclaimed sweat bags will be donated to charity.
Can I push my child in a jog stroller?
No – For the safety and comfort of others jog or baby strollers are not allowed on the Marathon, Half or 5K races. Jog or baby strollers are permitted on the Mayor’s Walk.
Are iPods allowed on the course?
Yes, however runners need to be aware of any audio warnings, instructions and directions.
Are dogs, bikes, strollers or skateboards allowed on the course?
No – For the safety and comfort of others; dogs, skateboards, roller blades, bikes, or other such things are not allowed on the course. Baby strollers are allowed on the Mayor’s Walk.
Can I arrive late to the start?
No! The Santa Clarita Marathon races start on time and chip pads are pulled minutes after the start of the race.