TESTIMONIALS

WHAT RUNNERS ARE SAYING

Our races are all about the runners and the experience they have with our race. After every race, we do a feedback survey to help us understand how we did, how we can improve our future races and hear what the runners thought about their experience. We got a ton of responses and great feedback, most requested improvement is more bathrooms, overall it is clear that everyone had an awesome experience.

But don't take our word for it. Read a few of the testimonials below directly from the runners. They are grouped by each distance, 10K, Half Marathon and 50K Ultra.

Huge thank you to all the runners and volunteers who participated, this race would not be possible without you!

2016 RATING

  • Overall Experience
  • Course
  • Aid-Stations
  • Volunteers
  • Start/Finish Line
  • Goodies

10K RUNNERS

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

Elizabeth Giarrizzo

I have done many triathlon and running races and this race BY FAR exceeded my expectations in terms of its organization, uniqueness and positive energy and dedication by all involved. It was clear how much thought and care went into organizing this race!!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 255

Ron Russak

Best race experience I've had so far. Would rate it 11 out of 10 stars 🙂

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 138

Eric Marti

Killer hills is almost an understatement. Fabulous challenging course with amazing scenery every step of the way!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 182

Lynnette Silva

Amazing race and views! Crazy hills but would do it again in a heartbeat! Will be back next year.

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 215

Monica Nunez

The Valencia Trail Race was an amazing experience! The course was tough but beautiful. Everything was well-organized. The aid stations were great. And the goodies, including the medal, were awesome. This race is a definite repeat!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 130

Alicia Stella

If you need a great challenge mixed with beautiful landscapes than this is your race!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 115

Monica Heredia

This was the most challenging 10K I have done and it is a beautiful course. The support was amazing and the entire event was well-organized from beginning to end. I will be back next year with one or two friends so they can have an awesome experience.

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 113

Noe Guerra

The Valencia Trail Race was a very well put together event. Filled with energy from everyone involved. Overall an amazing event!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 246

Helen Harwood

This trail race is a totally different kind of running experience- amazing views, challenging course and well organized.

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 221

Andrea Garcia

Having witnessed multiple trail races my husband has done and this being my first, I was pleased overall with the professionalism of the Valencia Trail Race. There were a couple of unique traits that sets it apart from others, like the challenging hills, the amazing medal and the banner with the names of all the runners including the volunteers. My husband & daughter did the 50k, my nephew did the half marathon & I did the 10k. You can guarantee the Garcia Family will be signing up again for next year!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 101

Matthew Hare

This was a muscle cramping, ankle breaking gem of a race. I'll be back.

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 150

Karen Booth

You're tagline says it all! - Awesome Trails and Killer Hills. 🙂

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 253

George Mandujano

It's a must run trail race!!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 235

Dawn Price

A great experience seeing the beautiful scenery of Santa Clarita!

Avg. Rating | Distance 10K | BIB 249

HALF MARATHON RUNNERS

Taylor Scott

The Valencia Trail Race was by far the most challenging race of any half marathon or triathlon I've participated in! It pushed me beyond what I thought my physical limits were and the pride of crossing the finish line knowing I conquered the challenging course was incredibly rewarding!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 363

Erica O'Neal Howard

What a beautiful, but extremely challenging course. I found the half marathon to be more challenging than a recent marathon I ran. Thanks for the great experience!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 317

Gidon Jakar

It may have been hard, but that's what I came for and that's what made the finish line even more special

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 325

John Vedder

Great race and well done. Excellent course, beautiful and well marked, super support and I can't wait to do it again.

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 308

Jeannine Giem

The race was extremely well organized with more attention to detail than I've ever seen in any trail or road race. The course was a lot of fun and the volunteers were awesome! There were many more aid stations than I've experienced at other races. The race swag was THE BEST! I can't wait to do Spacerock later this year, and the Valencia Trail Race again next year!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 395

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

Alma Barroga

A must trail race to run! It's technical, a bad ass killer hills, challenging course and a superb scenery with friendly volunteers and delicious home cooked cookies and treats on each water stations.

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 318

Aracely Rodriguez

Wow, awesome race and great course! I can't wait to become a Valencia Trail Race legacy runner!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 382

Beth Townsend

This was a beautiful, challenging, and well supported event. I'll defintely be back next year and plan to sign up for their future events. The course was pretty, the aid stations and volunteers were incredible, the course was very well marked and the finisher swag was high quality. Well done for an inaugural race!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 392

50K ULTRA RUNNERS

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

Richard Oliver

Great experience on my first 50k. The organizers and volunteers were amazing.

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 537

Selby Shlosberg

the course was brutal, but that made me even more proud to have completed it. the volunteers were amazingly friendly and supportive. the goodies were high quality. i can't wait to run it next year!

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 541

Mike Finley

I loved the fact there was all levels of people out there having a great time and cheering each other, the race was very magical

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 520

Jamie Crissman

This was a great race and I absolutely plan on participating next year. I had such a great experience with the volunteers that I might participate that way. Thank you for putting on such a fun event here in the SCV.

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 511

Marlene Cabigting

We could not have asked for a better first Ultra experience. Tough course, gorgeous scenery, generous volunteers, cool race swag and an awesome finisher medal, mug and a 50k pin. This race couldn't have been any more perfect..... Well maybe except my finishing time. I will be back next year with a focused desire to beat my personal best.

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 513

Leslie Valencia

What a great race experience! This was my first trail race and 50k, and it was a great experience, I'm hooked! The course was challenging, but beautiful. The aid stations were well stocked with food, supplies, and some of the most fantastic people in the whole world. I'm so happy I participated in this race and I can't wait to do it again!

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 510

Jason Wagner

What an amazing adventure. A beautiful course, with well placed Aid Stations and support. The local community came out in droves to run the Aid Stations. The race directors went above and beyond on this one.

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 528

Terry Wong

A day of fun run with all the support to remind me of the event has been hosted by the people who care.

Avg. Rating | Distance 50K Ultra | BIB 564

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