One of several marathons planned in the Santa Clarita Valley, the 19th annual 2013 Santa Clarita Marathon is set to be held Sunday, November 3.
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More than 5,000 people, from more than 20 different states and five countries are expected to run in the event.
KHTS AM 1220 volunteer, Lori Kozik plans on running in the event.
“I am running for Boston,” Kozik said. “When the Boston Marathon tragedy hit in April, I decided I’m definitely doing the full marathon.”
The 26.2-mile path is relatively flat, said Pat Downing, who’s coordinating the event for the city of Santa Clarita, and the weather is expected to be perfect.
“We have a couple of paseo bridges that you go up and over,” Downing said. “They’re not hard, they’re just annoying if you’re running that far.”
Runners may choose to race in the marathon, half marathon, 5K, Mayors Walk and Kid K.
Santa Clarita residents should be aware of road closures and traffic delays from the marathon, please plan ahead.
Road closures include:
McBean from Magic Mountain to Valencia Boulevard will be closed from 5 to 7:15 a.m.
Westbound Valencia Boulevard will be detoured to Citrus Avenue and Magic Mountain Parkway from 6 to 7:15 a.m.
Magic Mountain at Tourney Road will be closed from 7 to 7:45 a.m.
One eastbound lane on Copper Hill Drive at McBean Parkway will be closed from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
In the industrial Center, Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza Drive and Avenue Hopkins will be backed up from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Newhall Ranch Road at Avenue Tibbitts and McBean will be closed from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
The residential street Estaban Drive will remain open, but motorists should be cautious of that runners crossing between 7 and 11:30 a.m.
The cinema parking structure at Westfield Valencia Town Center and the Auto Center Drive entrance will be closed from 7a.m. to 2:00 p.m to accommodate race participants.
The Santa Clarita Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
The final opportunity to register will be Saturday, November 2 at the Health & Fitness Expo which is open from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
HandsOn Santa Clarita would like to invite you to participate in our First Annual 5K/10K at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Sunday, November 17th. We need your help to make the event a complete success, as funds will go directly to each of HandsOn Santa Clarita’s programs.
HandsOn Santa Clarita was founded in 1997 as the SCV Resource Center through a collaboration of the city of Santa Clarita, local business and United Way. We connect volunteers to critical issues facing the community; such as hunger, homelessness, and environmental issues.
Through large scale service projects like Make a Difference Day and 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, HOSC has been essential in meeting the needs of the community by connecting thousands of volunteers every year.
HOSC leads the Santa Clarita Valley’s non-profit community through the advancement of community involvement by way of advocacy, education, and volunteerism.
Please join us in raising much-needed funds to support our community by contributing a monetary donation.
Donations of services, items, or gift certificates are also welcome and appreciated.
Companies will be gratefully recognized in all appropriate marketing material, press releases, social media sites, etc., leading up to the run and will continue to gain exposure on the day of the event as over 500 runners, guests, and volunteers will be present.
Any comments or questions please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Seema Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661.257.1997.
Register soon and use the code “SEEMASVIPS” to get $10 off!
Please contact Seema if you would like to be a part of this incredible event!
The Santa Colorita Run is another run that will be hosted in the Santa Clarita Valley. The last day to register is November 16, for more information, check out the HandsOn Santa Clarita website.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announces that we will hold the first ever “Santa Colorita Run”, affectionately known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, on February 15, 2014, at Castaic Lake Recreation Area.
Taking place all over the world, these fun community runs have become a celebration of health, happiness, individuality, and a spirit of giving back to one’s community.
This event is for runners and participants of all ages…there’s only one rule…WEAR SOMETHING WHITE…anything white…and maybe some goggles…’cause you’re gonna’ get “rainbowed”!
For more information on the Santa Colorita Run, check out the website.
CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY MINDY LAM AND PERRY SMITH. PRESS RELEASES COURTESY OF HANDSON SANTA CLARITA AND THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
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Source: Santa Clarita News