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!

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.

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

RACE DETAILS

RACE DAY

The race will be on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 and start at sunrise around 7:00 AM.

RACE CHECK-IN

Pickup BIB and goodie bag on Friday March 24th, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Located at the race staging area off 29889 San Francisquito Canyon Road, in Valencia.

DISTANCES

Choose to run the following distances:

Kilometers
M/21K Half Marathon
K Ultra
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TIME TO RACE DAY

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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
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Surprise race gift
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Runner's handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • Course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event accident insurance
  • Special award for first place
  • 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
HALF MARATHON
50K ULTRA
10K

10K ELEVATION PROFILE

10K METRICS

10

Distance (km)

1848

Climb/Descent (ft)

1333

Lowest Point (ft)

1940

Highest Point (ft)

HALF MARATHON

HALF MARATHON ELEVATION PROFILE

HALF MARATHON METRICS

13.1/21

Distance (m/km)

3359

Climb/Descent (ft)

1333

Lowest Point (ft)

1969

Highest Point (ft)

50K ULTRA

50K ULTRA ELEVATION PROFILE

50K ULTRA METRICS

50

Distance (km)

8134

Climb/Descent (ft)

1333

Lowest Point (ft)

2354

Highest Point (ft)

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

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

RACE ENTRY

Entry for the 2017 VALENCIA Trail Race includes all the participant perks listed below, chip timed race, and most importantly running the awesome trail course of your choice.  This race will sell out, registration will close before race day. Secure your spot to run this awesome trail race today!

10K

$90

Entry
  • Run 10K Course
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible 10K finisher medal
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Surprise gift
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Runner’s handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • 4 course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for first place in 10K
  • An awesome race experience!

HALF MARATHON

$110

Entry
  • Run Half Marathon Course
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible Half finisher medal
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Surprise gift
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Runner’s handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • 6 course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for first place in Half
  • An awesome race experience!

50K ULTRA

$130

Entry
  • Run 50K Course
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible 50K finisher medal
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Surprise gift
  • Goodie bag
  • FREE race photos
  • Runner’s handbook
  • Volunteer support
  • 8 course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Special award for first place in 50K
  • 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

VALENCIA Trail Race would like to thank our 2016 sponsors and partners for their incredible support to create an awesome race experience!

Learn more about becoming a sponsor.

RACE DAY IS MARCH 25TH, 2017

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