Santa Clarita Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, November 12, 2023 • Santa Clarita, CA • Course Map

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Between 2,500 and 3,000 runners cross the finish line each year in all three races combined at the Santa Clarita Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Kid K race — including more than 1,000 finishers in the half marathon — which follows an out-and-back loop course along the streets of this Southern California city that lies just a short drive from L.A.

Following a fast and often flat course — with a few hilly stretches thrown in — the race features a combination of paved city streets, natural surface bike trails and paseos, and winds its way through the neighborhoods and along the banks of the Santa Clara River that cuts through the city.

From the starting line on the McBean Parkway just a couple of blocks over from the Valencia Town Center mall (where the finish line lies), runners in all three events start their races at 7:00 AM, running the first couple of miles along Valencia Boulevard and Tourney Road around the Valencia Country Club.

After traveling briefly along Magic Mountain Parkway, runners then head along the South River Trail along the Santa Clara River before heading north, running along the San Francisquito Trail for just over two miles as they near the end of the race and head toward the finish line.

If along the route the landscape seems familiar, it’s because the city and its surrounding areas have served as the backdrop for a number of movies and television shows over the years, for everything from The Dukes of Hazzard, B.J. and the Bear and Charlie’s Angels back in the 1970s to more recent shows like 24, NCIS and The Riches.

Race organizers note that runners in both the half and the full marathons will need to keep a pace of at most 20 minutes per mile, making all the events walker-friendly.

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Race Weather & Climate

Located in Southern California inland from the Los Angeles area, a little under an hour’s drive north from LAX airport, Santa Clarita tends to see hot, dry summers and cooler, wetter winter seasons. November tends to see temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to the mid-60s.

On race day (Nov. 12), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 63ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Santa Clarita Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


  • $70 – $90 for the half marathon
  • $90 – $110 for the full marathon
  • $55 – $75 for the 10K
  • $40 – $60 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Santa Clarita Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, visit the event website below.

Official Race Website

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2 comments… add one
  • armando flores soto November 14, 2017, 1:44 am

    cant find my marathon photos bib # 212 armando soto

  • Bill Null April 1, 2017, 11:17 pm

    Hi. I was invited by a friend who just ran in the latest marathon event. It’s April, 2017. Is there another event coming up soon? I wish to sign up to participate. This is the only contact source I have found.

    Thanks for sending info.



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