Overall Rating
Overall Rating (88 Reviews)
4.6
(88 Ratings)  (88 Reviews)
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Celebrate Father’s Day by kicking off the weekend with an awesome race taking you on a scenic tour through the beautiful Santa Clarita Valley. Get your PR on our fast, almost flat course, created to bring runners together and give you a great race experience as you finish across the … MORE
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    jaquelinedebarba REPEAT RUNNER '24

    It’s a nice vibe, people are so friendly! The scenery is stunning! I like to few connected to the nature and running offers me that! This is my favorite race! … MORE

    It’s a nice vibe, people are so friendly! The scenery is stunning! I like to few connected to the nature and running offers me that! This is my favorite race! I can’t wait for next year!

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    What a magnificent Father's Day 2024 weekend I had in sunny California! It was a perfect blend of nostalgia, athletic achievement, and outright hilarity. Let me tell you, reconnecting with … MORE

    What a magnificent Father’s Day 2024 weekend I had in sunny California! It was a perfect blend of nostalgia, athletic achievement, and outright hilarity. Let me tell you, reconnecting with my high school Brochachos in the California Desert Heat was like stepping into a time machine, only this time, we were less concerned with acne and more focused on avoiding cramps and nipple chafing.

    The highlight of the weekend was undoubtedly the Sugar Daddy 1/2 Marathon. Our team, the Wheezy Racers, came out in full force, with members traveling from as far as Pueblo, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington. When I say ” The Wheezy Racers were everywhere,” I mean it. We were like a swarm of well-intentioned, slightly out-of-shape bees, with some youngsters joing the mix. Our primary strategy? Win the race with the biggest team. I’m happy to report that we nailed it! And by “it,” I mean both the recognition of having the Biggest team , the most fun, and a bunch of free snacks.

    The race itself was an epic saga. Picture this: a throng of middle-aged men and women in brightly colored Lycra, wheezing their way through 13.1 miles of California sunshine, where there was absolutely no where to hide from the burning sun. But, oh, the camaraderie! The laughs! The mutual encouragement! There’s nothing like hearing your Team shout, “Wheezy Racer, It’s Time2Grind!” at mile 5 and beyond to keep you going.

    After crossing the finish line, with legs feeling like jelly and lungs burning like the California sun, the real celebration began. Winning the race with the biggest team. On our drive back to Archuleta’s house, we proudly celebrated with plenty of stories of the race, what we encountered, how we felt and how we are all looking forward to another Father’s Day adventure next year at the Sugar Daddy Half Marathon.

    Here’s to hoping we’re a little faster, a little fitter, and just as fun. Until then, I’ll be practicing and remembering that being a Member of the Wheezy Racers is something special AND Everyday It’s Time2Grind!

    Cheers to the Brochachos and the Wheezy Racers – may our miles be swift and our snacks be plentiful! #runsugardaddy #wheezyracers
    #ItsTime2Grind

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    RunnerGirl REPEAT RUNNER '24

    What I like best about this race is the family feel. The shirt and medal are always awesome, as befitting their Space Rock Trail Race in October, which is a … MORE

    What I like best about this race is the family feel. The shirt and medal are always awesome, as befitting their Space Rock Trail Race in October, which is a DO NOT MISS race! Having an ice cream truck serving up ice cream for all race finishers is fun and unique.
    I loved this year’s shirt with the ice cream cone, the fabric, the colors, and the quality. HOWEVER… this is the third year in a row that I DID NOT get the shirt size that I ordered…XS. The shirts are unisex and run large, so size down. Once again, I have no shirt to wear. I am VERY disappointed, as this happens over and over again in their races.
    I have not had this experience in any other races I have done, and I have been racing for 40 years! I cannot understand why this KEEPS being an issue. Simple, order extras in XS. I am annoyed beyond my patience level about this issue, as I have the same problem at both Spacerock and Sugar Daddy. Their shirts are EPIC, and I would love to have the shirt that I ordered.
    This issue aside… I would recommend their races to anyone. The race directors are friendly, and work hard to make the races unforgettable. The medals are super cool, the food at the finish line is tasty, the volunteers are great, and you get FREE photos after the event, which I think is AWESOME!! Thank you for this! It makes your races truly special.

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    NewGlobalAdventures Jun 20, 2024 at 5:51am

    Hello RunnerGirl, thank you for the awesome review and for sharing your experience. We apologize for running out of the XS shirts at the race. The last-minute surge in sign-ups… MORE

    Hello RunnerGirl, thank you for the awesome review and for sharing your experience. We apologize for running out of the XS shirts at the race. The last-minute surge in sign-ups disrupted the race projections. We are working on the backorder items and will follow up directly to arrange to get them to you once they arrive. Thank you for your understanding and support! LESS

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    xrsizkaren REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Bigger isn't always better. This race is smaller than most races but size does not make a race great. What makes a race great is what this race offers: amazing … MORE

    Bigger isn’t always better. This race is smaller than most races but size does not make a race great. What makes a race great is what this race offers: amazing organization and communication, awesome people (volunteers & participants), amazing swag (race shirts, medals, awards, legacy gift, yummy post-race goodies including the infamous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck and get this – FREE race photos)! I can’t say enough about this race and the beautiful area where it is held. This was my 210th half marathon so I know a good race when I run it! Trust me when I tell you – run this race and you will not be disappointed! Enough said!

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    EthansDad SPECTATOR '24

    Great production beautiful course Awesome swag and ice cream. Flat fast course to PR. Early start to beat the heat and did I mention the Ice Cream MORE

    Great production beautiful course Awesome swag and ice cream. Flat fast course to PR. Early start to beat the heat and did I mention the Ice Cream

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Great race production, great course, well marked, nice view along the river, New Global Adventures always puts on great races, and they really care that their runners have a good … MORE

    Great race production, great course, well marked, nice view along the river, New Global Adventures always puts on great races, and they really care that their runners have a good time.

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '24

    This is a Well organized race with friendly volunteers. The race hosts great aid stations and features a beautiful course along the Santa Clarita paseos next to the Santa Clara … MORE

    This is a Well organized race with friendly volunteers. The race hosts great aid stations and features a beautiful course along the Santa Clarita paseos next to the Santa Clara river. My daughter and I started running this race when she did her first 10k and now we run the half together every year. This is an all round fantastic race to do with your kids. Proud dad!!

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    rbarbier REPEAT RUNNER '24

    One of my favorites. Third time running this race. Great environment. Awesome race swag. Glad they start early due to heat later. I can't wait to run this next year. … MORE

    One of my favorites. Third time running this race. Great environment. Awesome race swag. Glad they start early due to heat later. I can’t wait to run this next year. Plus ice cream after the race! Can’t go wrong with that. And not just any ice cream. We are talking about Ben and Jerry!

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    Dwight69 FIRST-TIMER '24

    Great race to test your speed in a half marathon. Not too much elevation so you won't suffer if you don't like uphill running. There are lots of bugs though … MORE

    Great race to test your speed in a half marathon. Not too much elevation so you won’t suffer if you don’t like uphill running. There are lots of bugs though and they will land on your face. I had to wipe them off of my face every couple of miles. You are running mostly on asphalt so make sure you have some good road shoes. There are 6 water stations that and spread throughout the course. This is a good race if this is your first half marathon run.

    The finisher medal for 2024 is a beautiful ice cream cone with glitter inside for the top of the ice cream. You can shake it and watch the glitter go everywhere in the top section. The t-shirt looks pretty high quality. I didn’t wear it for the half marathon, but I can’t wait to test it. There are plenty of snacks and drinks after the race so plenty of free swag you can have. The free Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is pretty delicious. There are only 5-6 flavors, but you can only choose one. I chose the Berry Berry Extraordinary sorbet which is pretty sweet.

    If you want to park closer to the start & finish line, make sure you come early. Those spots got filled pretty quick. Also, use sunscreen. Today was pretty hot. Also, this location is close to six flags magic mountain if you want to go to the theme park.

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    cooro2448 REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Good race to ring in Summer in California. Great Father’s Day race to start the weekend. With a sweet gift once you finish. 5k is good way to start off … MORE

    Good race to ring in Summer in California. Great Father’s Day race to start the weekend.
    With a sweet gift once you finish. 5k is good way to start off running for the first time.

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    saigonstud REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Global Adventurr races are always the best and my favorite. From their amazing SWAG , to awesome course to all the great volunteers and smoothly run events. Just can’t say … MORE

    Global Adventurr races are always the best and my favorite. From their amazing SWAG , to awesome course to all the great volunteers and smoothly run events. Just can’t say enough about how all their races are put on. I’m a repeat runners year after year to many of their races and will continue to do so.

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    ggallardo REPEAT RUNNER '24

    This has been one of my favorite races to run. I started running in 2023 and this is my second time running the 5k and both times it was amazing. … MORE

    This has been one of my favorite races to run. I started running in 2023 and this is my second time running the 5k and both times it was amazing. The environment, the vibes, the volunteers, the staff, the swag, it’s all great!

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    frijole88 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This is a great race to test your speed. It's on a flat, paved trail with lovely scenery. The race is well organized, and I felt it was a good … MORE

    This is a great race to test your speed. It’s on a flat, paved trail with lovely scenery. The race is well organized, and I felt it was a good size — not too crowded to have to fight the masses, but a nice, lively atmosphere. Parking was easy, and the races all started right on time. The only suggestion I have is adding a few more outhouses.

    And finisher ice cream needs to be more of a thing!

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    I had a great time on this run. It was easy to follow and wasn't too difficult. The water stations were well equipped and the. Okinteer staff were very energetic. MORE

    I had a great time on this run. It was easy to follow and wasn’t too difficult. The water stations were well equipped and the. Okinteer staff were very energetic.

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    mharnden REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This race is awesome. The people running are great, the production is smooth. The swag is nice, usable t shirt and a great medal. Strategically placed hydration stations. Would like … MORE

    This race is awesome. The people running are great, the production is smooth. The swag is nice, usable t shirt and a great medal. Strategically placed hydration stations. Would like to see a few more bathroom pods available. I appreciate all the after race refreshments that are available to get you going again. Overall fantastic.

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    firstgradeteacher REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Number one is the bling. The medals are always pretty and they give little extras if you've run the race before. Number two is the production. There are no hitches … MORE

    Number one is the bling. The medals are always pretty and they give little extras if you’ve run the race before. Number two is the production. There are no hitches at all. Starts on time. Lots of course support. Course is well marked. The course is mostly flat on bike paths and very pretty, with some overpasses and underpasses. Post race snacks are good. Free photos. There are always 4-5 Ben & Jerry’s flavors to choose from at the end. 4 hotels are literally across the street from the start/finish if you’re coming from out of town. What more could you ask?

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    brittanynlong FIRST-TIMER '23

    It was a great place/path to run. Running early was a plus as it was not that hot! The operators were great, and the stations were a plus a lot … MORE

    It was a great place/path to run. Running early was a plus as it was not that hot! The operators were great, and the stations were a plus a lot of encouragement. Will do this race again next year!!

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    EthansDad FIRST-TIMER '23

    quick flat course cant wait for next year highly recommend this race. fun swag and the ice cream after the race is nice. only negative and its only a minor … MORE

    quick flat course cant wait for next year highly recommend this race. fun swag and the ice cream after the race is nice. only negative and its only a minor negative maybe need more bathrooms

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    cooro2448 FIRST-TIMER '23

    It’s a good first 5k to start with with a good scenery. Nice terrain and accomplish feelings. My first comeback race as a runner and happy to start here. MORE

    It’s a good first 5k to start with with a good scenery. Nice terrain and accomplish feelings. My first comeback race as a runner and happy to start here.

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    Runners and walkers! The Sugar Daddy race is the race I picked for my first 10k in more than 3 years and it did not disappoint. The medals are gorgeous … MORE

    Runners and walkers! The Sugar Daddy race is the race I picked for my first 10k in more than 3 years and it did not disappoint. The medals are gorgeous and fun. The course is scenic and the inclines very doable. The finish line is my favorite part of the race participants run across the bridge to the finish! fun experience!

    i’ll be back in 2024 to race in this we’ll organized and fun event! thank you so

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