Valencia Trail Race

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This fantastic trail race gives runners a huge variety of different courses to jet down. There's a 10k for the newer runners amongst you and a 50k ultra which is sure to get your heart pounding. With a custom event medal on offer for all, there's little reason not to get stuck in.
Participants
50k, Half Marathon, and 10k
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Calendar
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
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Santa Clarita, United States
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Where and when
Location
29889 San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390, USA
Start times
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
10k:
7:30am
50k:
6:15am
Half Marathon:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Valencia Trail Race
10k
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10km
$80.00
50k
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50km
$160.00 - $180.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
$110.00
Route information
The Valencia Trail Race features three distances to run, a 10k, Half Marathon, and 50k Ultra race through the awesome trails and killer hills of Valencia, CA.
This is a trail race that contains a good amount of physical challenge with combined elevation gains ranging from approximately 1250 feet for 10k runners to over 8000 feet for 50k runners. It is recommended that runners train for these elevation gains in the weeks leading up to the race.
Each course is a loop with the longer distances breaking off at specific points to extend the distance from the previous loop. From the start all runners will climb a 500-foot elevation gain to get up into the mountain trails reaching station #1 and begin the course loops.
All participants will begin at the trail head off 29889 San Francisquito Canyon Road in Valencia.
10k runners simply follow the 10k course and hug the San Francisquito Motorway as they snake in between beautiful mountainous scenery. There is a final zig-zag turn for participants to navigate at the 5.4-mile mark before they head towards the finish line on a fast downward section.
Half Marathon runners will follow the 10k loop to station #4, then go left to begin following the BLUE loop to station #5, then station #6.
They will then return to the Canyon at the 9.8 mile mark and then rise up to Tapia Canyon peak by the power tower.
After submitting the peak, participants will float downwards towards the finish line.
50k runners will follow the 10k loop to station #4, then go Left to begin following the Blue loop to station #5, then station #6, then station #3 returning getting back onto a section of the Orange loop to complete the Blue loop coming back to station #4.
Next, 50k runners take the Left fork to begin the Purple Loop which contains periods of high drops and elevation around the 32 - 38k mark.
Finally, there's a gentle period of descent as runners will slope 200m down a jaggedy mountain to come to a finish at the 50k mark.
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What's included
  • Official race shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 5th anniversary mug
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Awesome goodie bag
  • Fully-stocked aid stations
  • Free Race photos
  • Chip-timed event
  • Runner's Handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • Course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for top 3 finishers
  • Finisher beer (21 & over)
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How to get there
29889 San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390, USA
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Race location
From the intersection of McBean Pkwy and Copper Hill Dr, go east to San Fransiquito Canyon Road and make a left. Follow for 2.5 miles and park on the side of the road. Then follow Valencia Trail Race signs to the start area.
Parking
Carpooling is recommended as parking is only available on San Fransiquito Canyon Road.
Drop off
The shoulder areas around 29889 San Francisquito Canyon Road offers a good drop-off zone if you are going to be dropped off in the morning and be picked up after the race.
Event day logistics
5:00am Race day check in
6:15am 50k start
7:00am Half Marathon start
7:30am 10k start
11:30am 10k cut-off
1:00pm Half Marathon cut-off
3:15pm 50k cut-off
Early check in
2:00pm to 6:00pm Friday at the race staging area off 29889 San Francisquito Canyon Road, in Valencia.
Age Restrictions
Participants must be aged 12 years old to run the 10k and 16 years old to run the Half Marathon or 50k Ultra.
Gear Drop
There is gear drop at the start/finish line. 50k runners will have the option of having their gear bag taken to station #8 after the start.
Bib
Please collect your bib at the event, in order to receive it alongside your goodie bag, please bring a signed waiver and show your ID.
Aid Stations
There will be plenty of aid stations on the course, with water, gels packs and salt tablets.
Wildlife
Please be aware of your natural surroundings, snakes, coyotes, deer and mountain lions may be found on the course, so please tread carefully.
Toilets
There will be portable toilets by the start/finish area. Please note that there will be no bathrooms available on the course though.
A few stations will have portable toilets set up, all stations will have toilet paper available if needed.
Group Discount
PLease contact the event organiser to receive a 10% discount for a team, running club or group of 5 or more.
Headphones
Headphones are not recommended at the event.
Teams
Participants can sign up multiple members onto their team at checkout.
Course Directions
The course will be marked clearly with the 10k having Orange flagging tape, the Half Marathon will have Orange and Blue loops and the 50k ultra will have Orange, Blue and Purple Loops.
Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs and strollers are not permitted on the course.
Cutoff
There is a 4 hour cutoff for the 10k, a 6 hour cutoff for the Half Marathon and a 9 hour cutoff for the 50k.
Virtual
Participants can submit their virtual times through their Garmins or RUn Keepers.
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Backpack
What to bring
  • Water Bottle
  • Hydration Pack (Optional)
FAQ's
Is gear drop available at the Valencia Trail Race?
Of course, there is gear drop available at the start/finish line. 50k runners will have the option of having their gear bag taken to station #8 after the start.
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Can I bring my own water bottle or hydration pack to the Valencia Trail Race?
Yes, bring your own water bottle. The event organizer's are attempting to be a green as possible with this race and want to minimize waste and environmental footprint.
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I am a slow runner. Can I do the Valencia Trail Race?
Yes. You can accomplish anything you want as long as you set your mind to do it and train for it. The race is planned for participants of all abilities including walkers.
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Will the course be marked at the Valencia Trail Race?
Yes. The course will be clearly marked using a combination of colored flagging tape and directional signs at key turning points.
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When and where is race check in for the Valencia Trail Race?
Early check-in is on Friday before the event, from 2pm to 6pm, race day check-in starts at 5am, at the race
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Should I car pool to the Valencia Trail Race?
Yes, parking space is limited to San Fransiquito Canyon Road, to help ensure there is enough parking, we encourage everyone to carpool to the race.
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Can I enter a team into the Valencia Trail Race?
Yes, you can sign up multiple participants by selecting the team entry option.
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