Category Archives: Santa Clarita Marathon

BRAND NEW LOCATION FOR SANTA CLARITA MARATHON’S HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO

Santa Clarita, Calif. - In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Marathon, the City of Santa Clarita will host the annual Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Boston Scientific, on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This year’s Expo will be hosted outdoors in an expanded area along Town Center Drive from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center, located at 24201 Valencia Blvd.

The City kicks off race weekend with the Health and Fitness Expo, which is free and open to the public. The Expo is a great way for residents and race enthusiasts to be involved with the Marathon. Last minute registration will also be available at the Expo.

All athletes must pick up their race packet at the Expo and Kid K runners should also attend the Expo to pick up their official t-shirt and bib number. For those unable to attend the Expo, someone else may pick up the race packet; however the participant’s birth date and age will be needed.

Expo vendors include Runner’s Lane, Feet Fleet, other race events and more. Free photos will also be available from Parkway Motorcars for attendees.

For more information about the 2016 Health and Fitness Expo, please contact City Arts and Events Coordinator, Korin Peltier at (661) 250-3712 or visit SCMarathon.org.

Local Elementary Schools Set to Participate in the SANTA CLARITA MARATHON’S FINAL MILE CHALLENGE to encourage Healthy Lifestyles

The Santa Clarita Marathon's Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits.  Local elementary schools will participate in the last mile on Nov. 6 as part of the City of Santa Clarita Marathon.
The Santa Clarita Marathon’s Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits. Local elementary schools will participate in the last mile on Nov. 6 as part of the City of Santa Clarita Marathon.

Santa Clarita, Calif. - The 2016 Final Mile Challenge, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will conclude on Sunday, November 6, 2016, when more than 1,600 students from five Santa Clarita schools will run the last mile of their 26.2 mile goal at the Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars.

The Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits.

During the first months of school, students must complete all 25 training miles before being invited to run the final mile of the Santa Clarita Marathon. Upon completion of the 25 miles, students receive a Final Mile Challenge t-shirt to wear on race day and as they cross the official Santa Clarita Marathon finish line, they are awarded a Final Mile Challenge finisher’s medal.

Leading up to the race, several schools hosted program rallies where doctors from Kaiser Permanente gave presentations about the program, training for the run and also taught students about the importance of making healthy choices.

Students will line up with their school at 12:30 p.m. on race day to start with a warmup stretch before the run. Kicking off the Final Mile Challenge will be Helmers Elementary School student, Delaney Rose Stein, with the National Anthem. Delaney is one of many students who tried out for this year’s honor of singing the National Anthem and she will also be participating in the Final Mile Challenge. Parents and residents are encouraged to park at Westfield Valencia Town Center to cheer on student athletes as they cross the finish line on Theater Drive (adjacent to Buca Di Beppo).

Participating schools in the 2016 Final Mile Challenge include Bridgeport Elementary School, Helmers Elementary School, Newhall Elementary School, SCVi Charter School and Tesoro Elementary School. Schools must be invited to participate and are chosen at the annual Arts and Education Meeting.

For more information about the Final Mile Challenge, visit scmarathon.org/finalmilechallenge or contact Donna Avila with the City’s Arts & Events Office at (661) 250-3785 or davila@santa-clarita.com.

Santa Clarita Marathon Kicks off on Sunday, November 6, 2016, featuring Marathons for all levels.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – 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 6, 2016. 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.
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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 5, 2016.  The free Health and Fitness Expo will be held at TBA 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 pick-up race bibs and t-shirts.  All runners are required to pick up their race packet with ID on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Health and Fitness Expo.  If you are unable to pick up your race packet, someone else may pick up your race bib and t-shirt with your photo ID.  Or, you can sign up for race day packet service for and additional $25.

 Marathon—7:00 AM

Early Registration: $80
After September 30: $90
Expo Registration: $100

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 Santa Clarita Marathon is a Boston qualifier and is USATF certified.  Marathon participants must stay under a 15-minute per mile pace to stay ahead of course shut down.

 Half Marathon—7:00 AM

Early Registration: $60
After September 30: $70
Expo Registration: $80

The Half Marathon starts simultaneously with the Marathon, following the same course but breaking away after 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

 Early Registration: $30

After September 30: $40
Expo Registration: $50

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

 Early Registration: $10
After September 30: $15
Expo Registration:  $25

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—8:00 AM (new start time)

Early Registration: $10
After September 30: $15
Expo Registration: $25

Designed to promote health and fitness among children, this non-competitive event for ages 12 and under follows a quarter-mile course starting near Chick-fil-A and follows the Marathon route on Magic Mountain Parkyway to finish under the Marathon arch.  Parents may accompany their children or cheer them on at the finish line.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://scmarathon.org/