Overall Rating
Overall Rating (33 Reviews)
4.6
(33 Ratings)(33 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.4
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 challenge while helping to support a charitable cause. Get your PR on our fast, … MORE
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    kimwoo REPEAT RUNNER '18

    All the volunteers were friendly and encouraging. The registration process was easy and that group was very nice as well. I was on vacation, visiting my son. I came from … MORE

    All the volunteers were friendly and encouraging. The registration process was easy and that group was very nice as well. I was on vacation, visiting my son. I came from KY, not just to run half, but found this one. Lots of fun. Would do again if I was in area. Loved the swag

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    paulau73 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Very well organized race on fathers day weekend. Just north of LA and out of the mess of the city this mostly flat course was a joy to run. Ice … MORE

    Very well organized race on fathers day weekend. Just north of LA and out of the mess of the city this mostly flat course was a joy to run. Ice cream at the finish line icing on the top along with awesome bling and a cool shirt. Will be back for more next year. Free pics are nice as well. Would not be surprised if this bigger in next few years.

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    bbkins52185 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Smaller race with bigger feel; expected a bit more with such a high entry fee. The shirts this year were super ugly (and HUGE)...not wearable, but that’s not why I … MORE

    Smaller race with bigger feel; expected a bit more with such a high entry fee. The shirts this year were super ugly (and HUGE)…not wearable, but that’s not why I race. Production was okay, volunteers were not very enthusiastic and were not prepared/paying attention at my last water station. Had to stop running to ask someone for water (really?!). Emailed the race director and never got a response which really disappointed me. Got 2nd F and the trophy was different; kind of hard to display but still really cute. All in all will probably give it another chance next year; hopefully they give their volunteers a better pre-race pep talk.

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    clinthawk FIRST-TIMER '18

    I enjoyed this race, I thought it was expensive for it being on a bike path and not closed off streets, even though the money supports non profit organizations it … MORE

    I enjoyed this race, I thought it was expensive for it being on a bike path and not closed off streets, even though the money supports non profit organizations it should be much cheaper, the Fontana half marathon was half the price. I did love that they had a lot of pictures on the course and enough hydration stations. It was local for me so that was great, they should tap into local running clubs, Bootcamp gyms, Chiro, massage businesses to fill up the expo area as it was pretty small! I thought the shirt design wasn’t the best, but the medal was great! They should allow you to pick up your shirt at the end of the race as everyone had to pick up the bib and walk back to their cars. The parking was free and very easy to get in and out of. To promote the race they should advertise more on Instagram. LA has over 50 Running clubs many were on the course today if you have an ambassador go to the run clubs give out discount codes or win a free entry it gets the name out and encourages more to participate, you can even do give Always with the extra shirts that doesn’t cost much! When there’s more participants more vendors come, more vendors bigger sponsors, it’s a win win for everyone!

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    marlashackelford REPEAT RUNNER '18

    From the sign up to the finish line this run was so smooth! Love that I got to be in the inaugural run in 2016 and return in 2017 and … MORE

    From the sign up to the finish line this run was so smooth! Love that I got to be in the inaugural run in 2016 and return in 2017 and 2018 each time making my personal best time so far! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2019!

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    billward1963 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Fun race with a perfect amount of runners. Well organized and worth checking out. I would recommend this run for anyone in the area. I came over from Phoenix just … MORE

    Fun race with a perfect amount of runners. Well organized and worth checking out. I would recommend this run for anyone in the area. I came over from Phoenix just to run the race.

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    sandee_m REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is a well organized, fun run. The course is beautiful and I consider this to be a fast run. The vendors at the start/finish line are awesome. Can’t forget … MORE

    This is a well organized, fun run. The course is beautiful and I consider this to be a fast run. The vendors at the start/finish line are awesome. Can’t forget the ice cram at the end!
    As a side note, I forgot my checked bag, and the organizers were kind enough to mail it back to my house.

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    hd0898 FIRST-TIMER '18

    I did the virtual run. Love the swag, well organized. Medal shipped promptly. The handbook could have had a section for virtual runners, this is the only thing I would … MORE

    I did the virtual run. Love the swag, well organized. Medal shipped promptly. The handbook could have had a section for virtual runners, this is the only thing I would suggest for the future.

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    shellyanik REPEAT RUNNER '18

    scenic route, Great after party and just over all Fun Run!!! I ran better than I have in 2 years. I think due to the great weather:) The location was … MORE

    scenic route, Great after party and just over all Fun Run!!! I ran better than I have in 2 years. I think due to the great weather:) The location was wonderful, great parking situation, easy access to the start line after parking. Delicious bagels after run and ice cream!!

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    ashburris FIRST-TIMER '18

    Overall a great race! Very well organized packet pick up and the race itself went super smooth. 5k was a nice flat course easy out and back! The medal is … MORE

    Overall a great race! Very well organized packet pick up and the race itself went super smooth. 5k was a nice flat course easy out and back! The medal is cute the shirt sucked it was a weird material and an ugly pattern.

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    runwalksarah REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Sugar Daddy is a small local race with great energy. They offer free race morning packet pickup, which always earns brownie points in my book. The course is on the … MORE

    Sugar Daddy is a small local race with great energy. They offer free race morning packet pickup, which always earns brownie points in my book. The course is on the bike paths through Santa Clarita. This means no road closures, but you must be aware of bicyclists also utilizing the path. The course is mostly flat with minimal gentle rolling hills. When running the half, there is a bucket of souvenir race pins at the turnaround point. The design of the pin changes each year. The volunteers at the aid-stations are fabulous and their energy is infectious. The medals are always cute and ice cream at the finish is a bonus treat. The race shirt is unisex and did not fit me well, but most race shirts end up in my pajama drawer anyway. I love that this race offers free race photos. What better way to get runners to advertise your event than to give them free photos to share on social media? I wish more races would start doing this. I also love that this race offers perks for legacy runners and runners who run the race consecutive years. Great motivation to keep coming back. That and, you know, the ice cream.

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    abs_1313 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Great 5k course mostly flat. Weather this year was great the early start ensures it's not to hot out. Very well organized, packet pick up and race day were a … MORE

    Great 5k course mostly flat. Weather this year was great the early start ensures it’s not to hot out. Very well organized, packet pick up and race day were a breeze!

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    jirivera75 FIRST-TIMER '17

    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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    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!!!!!!!

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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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    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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    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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