Overall Rating
Overall Rating (63 Reviews)
4.6
(63 Ratings)  (63 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.1
SCENERY
3.9
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.3
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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    koalakoda FIRST-TIMER '22

    For a first race with only 2 mo tha to train, I enjoyed it! Mostly flat terrain with a little bit of scenery and enthusiastic volunteers kept me going to … MORE

    For a first race with only 2 mo tha to train, I enjoyed it! Mostly flat terrain with a little bit of scenery and enthusiastic volunteers kept me going to the finish line! Definitely trying to get my friends to go next time. No excuses!

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    msmuffintop REPEAT RUNNER '22

    If you've never done a 10k or 5k this is a great place to start. I can't speak to the 1/2 marathon only because I've never done one. The course … MORE

    If you’ve never done a 10k or 5k this is a great place to start. I can’t speak to the 1/2 marathon only because I’ve never done one. The course is well marked. Parking is easy. The scenery is pretty, despite being in town you feel like you’re out in nature for most of it is on trails. Plus it’s cool to get ice cream at the end. It IS hot in June, so dress accordingly. I saw some people in tank tops but if you don’t want to get sun burnt a loose long sleeve might be better, a cap with a brim, sun screen etc., don’t be afraid to stop for water. There are lots of well placed aid stations.

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    RunnerGirl FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a fast, scenic course with really fun swag. It’s a run by a small company that does more than expected. The shirts and medals are always fun for … MORE

    This is a fast, scenic course with really fun swag. It’s a run by a small company that does more than expected. The shirts and medals are always fun for every race they put on. The gifts for the top finishers are awesome!
    This is a great event for first timers and families. They even have shirts for the kids race!
    The ice cream truck at the finish was a tasty treat- thanks for the non-dairy option!
    Come join the fun next year!
    I had total knee replacement surgery two years ago, so this Sugar Daddy victory was extra sweet!!

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    jabby03 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great race to get your legs much needed confidence. The course is well paved. Only issue is that you are sharing it with random pedestrians, so you need to keep … MORE

    Great race to get your legs much needed confidence. The course is well paved. Only issue is that you are sharing it with random pedestrians, so you need to keep an eye out on where you are going. But overall, I had a great time and I would run again next year

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    justenea FIRST-TIMER '22

    I don't care for ice cream but it got my daughter to go. Beautiful scenery and the 5k had a small feel. The other races had already gone so it … MORE

    I don’t care for ice cream but it got my daughter to go. Beautiful scenery and the 5k had a small feel. The other races had already gone so it wasn’t crowded. The route isn’t completely flat. A couple of short sharp inclines and a long slight incline on the way back.

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    tiomikel FIRST-TIMER '22

    The title says everything positive and I would consider running again. Shout out to friendly volunteers. On the other hand the course was poorly marked at certain points with a … MORE

    The title says everything positive and I would consider running again. Shout out to friendly volunteers. On the other hand the course was poorly marked at certain points with a half dozen runners going the wrong way at one point. The swag was the worst I have ever received and I just tossed it in trash. They didn’t have the right size shirts. While it was a beautiful experience there are many areas for improvement.

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    mariana66193535 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is a beautiful venue. Directions clearly marked, staff welcoming and extremely friendly. Although a November day the weather was perfect. Definitely will be returning next year MORE

    This is a beautiful venue. Directions clearly marked, staff welcoming and extremely friendly. Although a November day the weather was perfect. Definitely will be returning next year

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    msmuffintop REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a really great first race for anyone interested in getting into the sport. There is plenty of parking nearby, it's easy to get to, and the whole course … MORE

    This is a really great first race for anyone interested in getting into the sport. There is plenty of parking nearby, it’s easy to get to, and the whole course is paved. Afterwards you get fabulous ice cream and there were other good treats: bananas, bagels and breakfast burritos. The support staff is fantastic. Free photos from every aspect of the race.
    It’s a fairly flat course and this year I made a personal best!

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    bbkins52185 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Small race with a close knit community vibe. Always super fun with very friendly staff, volunteers, and runners. The course is smooth, not crowded, and easy to navigate. Close parking, … MORE

    Small race with a close knit community vibe. Always super fun with very friendly staff, volunteers, and runners. The course is smooth, not crowded, and easy to navigate. Close parking, great swag, and ice cream at the finish!

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    lilredhood FIRST-TIMER '21

    the course is nice and level...had to put up with bike riders, other non-participant walkers/runners, so, be careful on that ( I almost got taken out twice) nice scenery, perfect … MORE

    the course is nice and level…had to put up with bike riders, other non-participant walkers/runners, so, be careful on that ( I almost got taken out twice) nice scenery, perfect weather, quiet. Was not thrilled with some of the volunteers at the check points…no enthusiasm, the young kids were on their phones or talking to one another and not paying attention to the runners and the others that were on the course.
    Overall, it was nice

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    christmascarole FIRST-TIMER '21

    Nice flat course, paved bikeways etc. Not too crowded. Hoping next year they have t shirts for participants. Very close to Magic Mountain. Scoop of ice cream given at end. MORE

    Nice flat course, paved bikeways etc. Not too crowded. Hoping next year they have t shirts for participants. Very close to Magic Mountain. Scoop of ice cream given at end.

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    nikki75 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Very organized and great volunteers! Everything seemed to be smooth and on track. Not a lot of shade so be prepared for the sun. Some cyclists still feel entitled to … MORE

    Very organized and great volunteers! Everything seemed to be smooth and on track. Not a lot of shade so be prepared for the sun. Some cyclists still feel entitled to ride through at a high speed so be alert! My favorite part is the ice cream at the end.

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    boucher Nov 14, 2021 at 8:57am

    I almost commented on the cyclists myself. It's only a few of them and it's like that everywhere. Runners and cyclists just don't mix.

    I almost commented on the cyclists myself. It's only a few of them and it's like that everywhere. Runners and cyclists just don't mix.

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    I loved the bling . Looks like a super bowl ring.Nice finish at the bridge for great pictures. The photographers made this event fun. The took my pictures at start … MORE

    I loved the bling . Looks like a super bowl ring.Nice finish at the bridge for great pictures. The photographers made this event fun. The took my pictures at start and finish. Even gave you a hand to the podium for amazing photos. Can’t wait to see

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    dscipio REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a mostly flat course with minimal elevation gain throughout the course. The aid stations have plenty of goodies. hydration and friendly volunteers. The scenery this year was pretty … MORE

    This is a mostly flat course with minimal elevation gain throughout the course. The aid stations have plenty of goodies. hydration and friendly volunteers. The scenery this year was pretty brown as the area looked like there had not been any rain in a long time. This race is normally on Father’s Day weekend and usually has a lot of dads being honored by their children getting on the course with them. Pretty special. Some of that flavor was lost because this year’s race was rescheduled because of insecure government officials afraid of a bug that is not present outdoors. I am a legacy runner so obviously I would recommend this race next Father’s Day weekend.

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 17, 2021 at 7:27pm

    Congrats Roy, and great to see you back out there! And yes, fingers crossed we can all return to a normal schedule in 2022... this packed fall lineup of races… MORE

    Congrats Roy, and great to see you back out there! And yes, fingers crossed we can all return to a normal schedule in 2022... this packed fall lineup of races has kept my head spinning, and I think we'll all be happy once everyone returns to their normal time slots. Recover well, and happy Thanksgiving! LESS

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    mejayf FIRST-TIMER '19

    Nice flat course with the view of Santa Clarita. Easy check in and loved the medals. Ice cream at the finish line with a few vendors to check out. Race … MORE

    Nice flat course with the view of Santa Clarita. Easy check in and loved the medals. Ice cream at the finish line with a few vendors to check out. Race participation was not too small but not too big.

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    designmr FIRST-TIMER '19

    I will definitely run this course again... Lucky it was cool weather for my first time. Next time will be MUCH easier, and of course a quicker time. MORE

    I will definitely run this course again… Lucky it was cool weather for my first time. Next time will be MUCH easier, and of course a quicker time.

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    msaavedra4383 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Awesome FUN race. They have funny course signs that crack you up. My one only complaint is that they need more bathrooms along the course. I was holding it in … MORE

    Awesome FUN race. They have funny course signs that crack you up. My one only complaint is that they need more bathrooms along the course. I was holding it in and FINALLY found a porta potty towards the end. Otherwise I love it and that medal!! No boring medal here.

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    marlashackelford REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This event is a fast 5k event on smooth running surfaces, beautiful scenery along the way, clean fresh air! Sugar Daddy is a very well organized event that I plan … MORE

    This event is a fast 5k event on smooth running surfaces, beautiful scenery along the way, clean fresh air! Sugar Daddy is a very well organized event that I plan to attend annually!

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    nishimab FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great course with only one switch back and great scenery! Weather was perfect and race officials were energetic and fun. Not crowded and kept the race going without delays. Ran … MORE

    Great course with only one switch back and great scenery! Weather was perfect and race officials were energetic and fun. Not crowded and kept the race going without delays. Ran with a bunch of first timers and they all had a great time!

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    msmuffintop FIRST-TIMER '19

    I was thrilled to see so many families out running and really young kids (one 6 year old for sure) running the 5k. The course is mostly flat in a … MORE

    I was thrilled to see so many families out running and really young kids (one 6 year old for sure) running the 5k. The course is mostly flat in a pretty area and you get ice cream at the end! This was my first go at a 5k. I think I would like to come back next year and try the 10k. Race starts early 6:30am (not 8:30am) to avoid the summer heat. Parking is limited so get dropped off if you can. We parked over by Peet’s coffee, about a 10 minute walk away, which enabled us to have both a warm up and cool down. Race is very well organized, easy to pick up shirts etc. Highly enjoyable race. If you’ve never done a 5k, this is a great one for starters!

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