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Yoga for Runners

By Carrie DuShey, 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador Yoga is a fantastic complimentary activity for runners, offering benefits for both the body and mind. Yoga practice helps runners develop muscular strength, flexibility, and balance, which helps reduce the risk of injury as well as improving mental focus and breathing efficiency for running. Running is also a great ...

Meet me at the Finish Line

By Heather Stewart 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador I love a finish line. I believe that the most inspirational place you can be is a finish line. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, once said, “ If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” I believe this to be undeniably ...

After Life Comes Death…

by Jeff Solomon Wow! What a compelling and inviting title! Some may feel it’s depressing, but the reality is that it’s true. The key is to make the most of your time while you are living. Living, of course, is everything we do before death. Most of us hate the thought of death and dying. What’s ...

Challenge Yourself

by Dennis Lebman Last year was the first year that SC Marathon weekend included a 10k and split the races into 2 days. 10k and 5k on Saturday and Half and Full Marathon on Sunday. It also created the opportunity for the Double Feature and Trilogy Challenge. You could run both races on Saturday for the ...

If You Can’t Be An Athlete…

By: Heather Stewart, 2018 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.” -Principal McGee, Grease   I’m injured, again. This one has taken me out for 6 weeks. Just when I started to up my mileage, OUCH, heel spur.  So, I will not be running any of the fabulous Santa Clarita Marathon races ...

Crazy.Ultra.Love.

Running For The Fun of It We don’t always have to get a PR Introduction I have been running for several years, and what began as a striving to finish races, switched to a feeling that I must always run faster, and get personal bests each time out. Early on, when I only had run a few races, ...

Why I Run in Santa Clarita

By: Bear Caudillo – 2018 Ambassador There are a lot of running spots that we as Angelenos are spoiled with to get our weekly mileage. We have Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, Santa Monica, and the list goes on. I live in Burbank and my choices are endless but there is another great area that I like to ...

Take a Deep Breath and Run

By Noelle Neal                 Running is not my favorite sport. Prior to 2012, I resisted running like most children resist broccoli. As a high school swim team member, I would “get sick” on dry land training days just to avoid running. Shortly after college, I realized I no longer went outside. Instead of trekking all over the ...

What Will You Choose?

By Dennis Lebman I’m so excited to run this year’s Santa Clarita Marathon weekend races.  Yes I said races as in plural. For the first time this year we all have the opportunity to participate in one, two, or even three races this year. All new courses and we have for the first time a 10K! I’ve ...

Iron Horse or Over the Pipe?

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Do we want to run out to the iconic Iron Horse Bridge, or the newer “Over the Pipe” Bridge? These are the choices we can have in when we are out running in Santa Clarita, CA. And there are many other places we can go in our beautiful valley, just north of ...

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