Awesome Trail Running in Southern California 10K / HALF MARATHON / 50K ULTRA Choose from 3 distances to best challenge yourself!​ 10K / HALF MARATHON / 50K ULTRA Discover the hills of Valencia and take the Awesome Trail Challenge! AWESOME TRAILS KILLER HILLS BREATHTAKING VIEWS BEAUTIFUL NATURE 100% AWESOME RUN Breakaway from the concrete jungle and discover your inner peace while running the VALENCIA Trail Race!

WELCOME RUNNERS

Southern California features a diverse range of nature and terrain, giving runners a wide variety of spectacular trails and running experiences. Located north of Los Angeles up against the California State park boundaries is Valencia, a suburban community that is surrounded by classic hills and mountains featuring awesome trails that must be experienced by runners who appreciate nature and a good trail.

The VALENCIA Trail Race brings you that awesome experience, choose from a 10 kilometer, half marathon, or 50k ultra distance. Experience a trail course that takes you up to the peaks and along the ridgelines with panoramic views, then into the canyons through the hills of Valencia for a truly awesome trail challenge!

5TH Anniversary
Awesome Trails

AWESOME TRAILS

Single track trails that will take you up to the peaks, on the ridgelines and down into the canyons across the Valencia hills.

Killer Hills

KILLER HILLS

This race will be a challenge! The course has multiple hills that you will climb up and descend down as it pushes your body to the max!

Breathtaking Views

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

At the peaks and on the ridgelines experience breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Beautiful Nature

BEAUTIFUL NATURE

Spring season brings lush green rolling hills peppered with vibrant local wild flowers along the trails making for a beautiful experience.

5TH ANNUAL RACE DATE: MARCH 27, 2021

10/29/2020 UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 situation the 2020 race date has been changed to MARCH 27, 2021. Read update here.

Join us as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the VALENCIA Trail Race. Run our favorite trails in our favorite time of year. This race has become world-renowned as one of the best trail races with runners coming from around the world to enjoy the awesome trails and killer hills. The 5th year will be a very special race experience for everyone!

Take the Awesome Trail Challenge and run the VALENCIA Trail Race!

RACE VIDEO

VTR5 RACE DETAILS

RACE DAY

The 5th annual VALENCIA Trail Race will be on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

RACE CHECK-IN

Early check-in is on Friday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Race day check-in will start at 5:00 AM. Located at the race staging area off 29889 San Francisquito Canyon Road, in Valencia.

START TIMES

  • 6:15 AM - 50K Ultra
  • 7:00 AM - Half Marathon
  • 7:30 - 10K

DISTANCES

Choose to run the following distances:

Kilometers
M/21K Half Marathon
K Ultra
VTR5 Medal

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START LINE

Located at the trail head off 29889 San Francisquito Canyon Road in Valencia. From the intersection of McBean Pkwy and Copper Hill Dr, go east to San Fransiquito Canyon Road and make a left. Follow this for 2.5 miles and park on the side of the road. View directions page for details.

PARTICIPANT PERKS

  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • 5th anniversary mug
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Awesome goodie bag
  • 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)
  • An awesome race experience

COURSE FACTS

Killer Hills*
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Single Track*
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Mountain Roads
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Awesome Run

*20 hills on 50K Ultra course, 9 hills on Half Marathon course, 5 hills on 10K course. 50K Ultra course is approximately 50% single track and mountain roads.

COURSE ELEVATION

The course features several hills giving runners various climbing and descending challenges on the trails, all part of the Awesome Trail Challenge. The elevation profile below shows each of the race distances for the 10K, Half Marathon, and 50K course. View the course page for more details.

10K

10K ELEVATION PROFILE

10K METRICS

10

Distance (km)

1848

Climb/Descent (ft)

1333

Lowest Point (ft)

1940

Highest Point (ft)

HALF MARATHON
50K ULTRA

Train & Conquer the Awesome Trails & Killer Hills!

WHAT RUNNERS ARE SAYING...

Christa Romitay

Christa Rokita

Hands down the best inaugural race I've attended. The attention to detail leading up to the race and continued assistance after has been phenomenal. Looking forward to next year!

Avg. Rating
Distance 10K | BIB 119
John Burkle

John Burkle

The climbs are tough, the descents brutal and this is one of the best supported, most beautiful organized halfs I've ever done.

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 302
Rachel Ragona

Rachel Ragona

This gem of a race has a perfect blend of challenging hills and beautiful, flowing singletrack to test both strength and speed. It was extremely well organized and well thought out by people who obviously love and understand trail running.

Avg. Rating
Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 570

VTR5 RACE ENTRY

Entry for the VALENCIA Trail Race includes all the participant perks listed below and most importantly running the awesome trail course of your choice.  This race does have a limited capacity, it will sell out. Secure your spot to run this awesome trail race today!

Virtual option for any distance, only: $60.00

10K

$110 RACE ENTRY
  • Run 10K course
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • VTR5 anniversary mug
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Runner’s handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • 4 course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for first place in 10K
  • Finisher beer
  • An awesome race experience!

HALF MARATHON

$135 RACE ENTRY
  • Run Half Marathon course
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • VTR5 anniversary mug
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Runner’s handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • 6 course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for first place in Half
  • Finisher beer
  • An awesome race experience!

50K ULTRA

$160 RACE ENTRY
  • Run 50K course
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible 50K finisher medal
  • VTR5 anniversary mug
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Runner’s handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • 8 course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for first place in 50K
  • Finisher beer
  • An awesome race experience!

HELPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By registering to run the VALENCIA Trail Race you will be supporting the following charities. We believe that it is important to give back to the world, be it a local cause that supports our community or a bigger one that supports people on the other side of the world. We have a soft spot for animals and kids in need.

A portion of the race proceeds will go to these charities, plus you can choose to make an additional donation when registering, 100% of your donation will go to the charity of your choice. Thank you for your support to help make a difference today!

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Welcome race sponsors & partners. We are currently accepting sponsor applications for the race, learn more.

RACE DAY IS MARCH 27, 2021

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Take the Awesome Trail Challenge and run the VALENCIA Trail Race!