Overall Rating
Overall Rating (21 Reviews)
4.6
(21 Ratings)(21 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.7
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.6
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. Run with friends, family and kids to take on the Sugar Daddy Marathon challenge while helping to support a charitable cause. A community race created to … MORE
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    A well organized event with something for all skill levels (kids 1k, 5k, 10k, and half marathon). Even though the course is along paved pedestrian paseos, this tested my stamina … MORE

    A well organized event with something for all skill levels (kids 1k, 5k, 10k, and half marathon). Even though the course is along paved pedestrian paseos, this tested my stamina as the weather plays a factor given it is held in the middle of June. Definitely come prepared with some sort of hydration pack to keep you hydrated and out of trouble (aid stations are available with water and nutrition). Since this was only the second year, there were only about 450 participants. I can definitely see this race grow and attract more runners as time goes by. They have laid a great foundation to build on and I look forward to running this race again.

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    5
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    5
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    Chew17 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This will be a race my husband and I do every year. It's a little tough because of the heat, however, this race is organized and friendly!!!!!!! MORE

    This will be a race my husband and I do every year. It’s a little tough because of the heat, however, this race is organized and friendly!!!!!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    victoria.paddock REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This was my second half marathon, and I really only did it for the medal :) The race itself was nice--on the paseos in SCV, which are very well maintained, … MORE

    This was my second half marathon, and I really only did it for the medal 🙂
    The race itself was nice–on the paseos in SCV, which are very well maintained, a pretty enough course, although there’s not too much change in scenery as you go along. It was also an out and back, so that part gets a bit monotonous. The mid-race hill/general elevation wasn’t so bad either. My only complaint, and theres really not much that can be changed here is that it was HOT! Its mid-valley and mid-summer, so you kind of just have to be prepared. Bring a TON of water.

    The shirt and medal were awesome!
    The aid stations were awesome!
    The ice cream at the end was a great treat!

    I’d do it again, if maybe they started a half hour earlier.

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    Aherrell REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Last year (2016) was my first 10K ever at Sugar Daddy. The race production & swag is excellent. Everything was on time and organized. The course was well marked and … MORE

    Last year (2016) was my first 10K ever at Sugar Daddy. The race production & swag is excellent. Everything was on time and organized. The course was well marked and had plenty of aid stations. This company knows how to organize a race. I’ve also done Valencia Trail Race. looking forward to more.

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    lzgn.saldana4 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Once again, the organizers did not disappoint. The course was relatively flat with somehills,the volunteers were very friendly and cheerful, water aids were perfectly placed (not too far apart) The … MORE

    Once again, the organizers did not disappoint. The course was relatively flat with somehills,the volunteers were very friendly and cheerful, water aids were perfectly placed (not too far apart)
    The weather thou… it was HOT! You get a cute little pin at the half point. I love the finisher medal, one of my favorites, and you get ice cream at the end of the race! Can’t wait do this race again!

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    3
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    5
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    maddiesmommy07 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Super cheering! Lots of enthusiasm! Well put together and beautiful course! Slight uphill on the way out and slight downhill on the way back. The medal is huge and so … MORE

    Super cheering! Lots of enthusiasm! Well put together and beautiful course! Slight uphill on the way out and slight downhill on the way back. The medal is huge and so pretty!

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    4
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    It is a fun race. It is a pretty flat course however there is one hill that is long but it is manageable. The water stations are nicely spread out … MORE

    It is a fun race. It is a pretty flat course however there is one hill that is long but it is manageable. The water stations are nicely spread out and the people manning each booth were friendly and helpful. It’s a smaller race which is nice for beginning racers and for racers wanting a PR.

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    SkiBigSky1 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Well organized but be prepared for the hot weather. The best part of the race was the ice cream at the end. This race is great for all levels of … MORE

    Well organized but be prepared for the hot weather. The best part of the race was the ice cream at the end. This race is great for all levels of runners and walkers.

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    5
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    4
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    young5941 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Nice and easy course with great scenery. Great run for first timers. Loved the ice cream afterwards!!! The weather was hot but the water stations were a blessing to have … MORE

    Nice and easy course with great scenery. Great run for first timers. Loved the ice cream afterwards!!! The weather was hot but the water stations were a blessing to have along the course. The support and volunteers were also amazing!! Will love to do this race again.

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    4
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    4
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    5
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    dscipio REPEAT RUNNER '17

    It gets hot! I am not a fan of the shirt this year because the sun turns me beet red. I met a lot of wonderful people during the run … MORE

    It gets hot! I am not a fan of the shirt this year because the sun turns me beet red. I met a lot of wonderful people during the run and afterwards while cooling down with the ice cream. This is the only race I know that runs you into a solid wall to force a turn around. The aid stations are well stocked with encouraging people and goodies. I will probably do it again next year.

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    The best race production I have participated in. Always fun and best aid stations on the planet!!! Best swag and down to earth race directors ♥️ MORE

    The best race production I have participated in. Always fun and best aid stations on the planet!!! Best swag and down to earth race directors ♥️

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    3
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    joancwang FIRST-TIMER '17

    I love the medal and the event was well organized. Since I was a walker/runner. It took more than three hours to finish. I will consider doing 10K next time … MORE

    I love the medal and the event was well organized. Since I was a walker/runner. It took more than three hours to finish. I will consider doing 10K next time

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    5
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    This race was fantastic! It was well put together and extremely well supported by volunteers, traffic management, parking, vendor support and volunteers. The course was flat, fast and fun and … MORE

    This race was fantastic! It was well put together and extremely well supported by volunteers, traffic management, parking, vendor support and volunteers.
    The course was flat, fast and fun and the ice cream at the end was great! I ssssoooo can’t wait for the next one, it was an absolute blast!

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    Cinko316 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Plenty of easy parking, and great smooth course. Swag was a very BIG metal.. nice to show off to all your ( running and NON-running friends) ... ALL the (staff) … MORE

    Plenty of easy parking, and great smooth course.
    Swag was a very BIG metal.. nice to show off to all your ( running and NON-running friends) … ALL the (staff) where very helpful –
    If You are a New Runner or a seasoned Runner, this event is FUN, Fast, and worth the miles on your sneakers….plus, when you tell your friends You’re running the “Sugar Daddy” – it will raise some Eyebrows ! 🙂

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    Katie_Ho Jun 28, 2017 at 5:22pm

    Appreciate the helpful review, and love your pic!

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    sandyakim REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Sugar Daddy race was so fun, well organized, and full of fun little surprises. Workers/volunteers were so cheerful and encouraging before, during, and after the race. I will definitely keep … MORE

    Sugar Daddy race was so fun, well organized, and full of fun little surprises. Workers/volunteers were so cheerful and encouraging before, during, and after the race. I will definitely keep doing this race.

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    5
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    Morehabanero FIRST-TIMER '17

    It’s not a run. It’s a 13.1 mile, well-organized, fully-hydrated, multi-colored party through the rolling paseos of America’s greatest suburb. Bonus! Smiling faces, a unique medal, and Ben & Jerry’s … MORE

    It’s not a run. It’s a 13.1 mile, well-organized, fully-hydrated, multi-colored party through the rolling paseos of America’s greatest suburb.

    Bonus! Smiling faces, a unique medal, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream all greet you at the Finish.

    My first half. Sign me up for more.

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    Katie_Ho Jun 28, 2017 at 5:23pm

    Congrats on your first half! Sounds like you picked a great one to get you hooked. :)

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    SYoung72 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Fast, smooth, mostly flat course along SCV biking/running trails. No traffic to contend with, but the SCV heat is abundant in early June, so you'll want your own hydration support. … MORE

    Fast, smooth, mostly flat course along SCV biking/running trails. No traffic to contend with, but the SCV heat is abundant in early June, so you’ll want your own hydration support. Great medal and–HELLO!!–Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at the finish!

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    albertocasanova FIRST-TIMER '17

    Well, I did not know what to expect. I trained the best I know how for this and was very nervous at race time. As I stood ready to take … MORE

    Well, I did not know what to expect. I trained the best I know how for this and was very nervous at race time. As I stood ready to take off I began to think of all that can happen causing me not to finish the race. My first stop at the 1 mile stop was a bathroom break. It was busy and as I stood there for a few minutes I convinced myself I did not need to go. I finished the raced with do surprises and by the way I did not need the bathroom after all. I have less than a year running and I am looking forward to my next race. This was a great experience and the competition was very friendly. A big thank you go out to my new friend George who inspired me along the way. We finished together. check the posted pictures.

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    matthew.fifield FIRST-TIMER '17

    A mostly flat, paved bike path along the river provides a beautiful, quiet course. There really is not relief from the sun, and with a 7 am start the sun … MORE

    A mostly flat, paved bike path along the river provides a beautiful, quiet course. There really is not relief from the sun, and with a 7 am start the sun was bearing down on us at the one-hour mark, and over 90F at the finish. Come prepared for the heat and you’ll enjoy this race.

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    5
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    3
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    3

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    smorda FIRST-TIMER '16

    Fun race located on the trails of Santa Clarita. 5k went past the IronHorse Bridge and back. Flat course and warm in June. Everything was worth it because at the … MORE

    Fun race located on the trails of Santa Clarita. 5k went past the IronHorse Bridge and back. Flat course and warm in June. Everything was worth it because at the finish, you get to pick ice cream from the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck!

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    4
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    5
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    4
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    5

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