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Santa Clarita Marathon Set For Sunday

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
Town Center,
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
children.

 

For more information on the marathon, visit
www.scmarathon.org.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

 

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
    a.m.
  • 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
    a.m.
  • 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.

Santa Clarita Marathon Set For Sunday

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