Full marathon a qualifier for Boston race; four courses feature activity for all ages.
It’s marathon weekend in Santa Clarita and the fun begins
Saturday with a Health and Fitness Expo at the Hyatt Valencia. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
the expo will feature dozens of health-related vendors and information booths. Also
at the event, runners can sign up for events and race participants can pick up
their race bibs and T-shirts.
The marathon itself, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon,
includes a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 5K run-walk and a Kid K run. All
races begin at 7 a.m. except for the
Kid K, which begins at 8:30 a.m.
The full- and half-marathons take off from McBean
Parkway between the Hyatt Valencia and the Westfield
following a revised looped course for 26.2 miles or roadways, paved city trails
and paseos to the finish line at the Westfield
Valencia Town Center.
The half-marathon follows the same course until mile 12, where runners will
break away and head toward the finish line.
The 5K run-walk is a looped 3.1 mile course that starts and
ends at the mall and is suitable for all ages. The Kid K Fun Run is a
non-competitive run for ages 12 and under along a quarter-mile course on mall
property. Parents may accompany small
For more information on the marathon, visit
Runners should use Magic
Mountain exit and be at the
start line well before 7:00 AM for the
start of the race. The start line is cleaned up and chip pads are removed
at 7:02 AM. The Marathon Half and 5K
start promptly at 7:00 AM!
The following roads will be closed or have traffic impacted.
- The Magic Mountain
northbound I-5 off ramp will be closed from 7-7:30
- McBean from Magic Mountain
to Valencia Blvd. closed
from 5-7:15 a.m.
- Westbound Valencia Blvd
will be detoured to Citrus Ave
to Magic Mountain
from 6-7:15 a.m.
- Magic Mountain
at Tourney closed from 7-7:45 a.m.
- Industrial Center:
Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza
Drive and Avenue Hopkins will experience delays
from 7-8:30 a.m.
- Newhall Ranch Road
at Avenue Tibbitts and McBean closed from 7-9:30 a.m.
- Copper Hill Drive
at McBean: One Eastbound lane closed from 7-9:30
- Estaban Drive:
runners crossing from 7-11:30 a.m.
- Westfield Valencia
Town Center: Cinema parking structure and Auto Center Drive entrance closed from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.