Saturday, December 12, 2020 • Santa Clarita, CA • Course Map
Zoom into the holiday season with a run that’s almost entirely flat and fast, and features some of Santa Clarita’s most scenic views at this race, which runs along the Santa Clarita River and crosses over it a few times during the race.
The start and finish line for the half marathon race is located at the Iron Horse Trailhead. From there, runners will head east, passing under McBean Parkway to Valencia Blvd. They will then follow that pathway, making a sharp turn onto Bouquet Canyon and crossing over the Santa Clara River for the first time.
Just past the #2 aid station, runners will encounter some moderate elevation change as they make their way to the #3 aid station. Continuing on the north side of the river, runners will make their way towards Golden Valley Road, passing it and continuing along the path until reaching McBean Parkway.
This time, the course continues north, making a loop on the path north of downtown Santa Clarita before finishing through the historic Iron Horse bridge.
Runners in the half marathon will enjoy a total of 6 aid stations along the course, with approximately 2 miles between each station. The elevation gain throughout the race varies from around 20 feet to 100 feet. Whether you are running the half marathon, 10K or 5K course, they are all relatively flat.
Runners will have 1 hour to finish the 5K, 3 hours to complete the 10K and runners in the half marathon will need run a 23 minute per mile pace to complete the race within the 5 hour cutoff time.
For 2020, there’s also a virtual option. You’ll run your distance anywhere you like on the day of the race and submit your results, then receive your race goodies in the mail after the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Clarita sees mild to warm temperatures in the month of December, with less than an inch of rainfall on average for the month.
On race day (Dec. 12), the average low is 42ºF and the average high is 63ºF.
- 2019 Sugar Daddy Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Sugar Daddy Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Sugar Daddy Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Sugar Daddy Half Marathon Results
- 6:20 AM – half marathon
- 6:30 AM – 10K
- 6:40 AM – 5K
Course Time Limit
5 hours, for the half marathon
- $87 and up for the half marathon
- $77 and up for the 10K
- $67 and up for the 5K
- $47 and up for the virtual run
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Sugar Daddy Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K race, register online at the event website below.
Official Race Website
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