Overall Rating
Overall Rating (59 Reviews)
4.7
(59 Ratings)(59 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.4
SCENERY
4.9
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.2
Southern California features a diverse range of nature and terrain, giving runners a wide variety of spectacular trails and running experiences. Located north of Los Angeles up against the California State park boundaries is Valencia, a suburban community that is surrounded by classic hills and mountains featuring awesome trails that … MORE
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    sruizperez FIRST-TIMER '18

    Amazing aide side stations.....snacks...wine....what?! Definitely motivating volunteers at just the right spot. Clearly marked trail with awesome views. Can't wait to do it again! MORE

    Amazing aide side stations…..snacks…wine….what?! Definitely motivating volunteers at just the right spot. Clearly marked trail with awesome views. Can’t wait to do it again!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    5
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    5
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    4

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    jcostello REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is my second go-around at Valencia; in 2017 I did the 50K, which was a fun course but I opted for the half-marathon this year on account of a … MORE

    This is my second go-around at Valencia; in 2017 I did the 50K, which was a fun course but I opted for the half-marathon this year on account of a lazy training schedule. To be honest, you see the best parts of the course doing the half while the 50K allows you to stretch your legs a little bit more and test your endurance. Still a good time doing the half and I wasn’t mad to make the last turn home after only 12 miles. 🙂

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    5
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    5

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    BobbyD FIRST-TIMER '18

    VTR is an awesome race from the beginning to the end andeverywhere in between. Race directors are laid back and very helpful andappreciative. The volunteers are enthusiastic and the aid … MORE

    VTR is an awesome race from the beginning to the end andeverywhere in between. Race directors are laid back and very helpful andappreciative. The volunteers are enthusiastic and the aid stations are stocked with a large variety of stuff. The course was as challenging as you would want and gives you all aspects of Trail running and racing. This race will test you and would suggest don’t head in without training.
    One of those races that after you do it, you know your coming back.
    Thank you to the race directors and all the volunteers that made this event such ASICS was for everyone involved.

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    kraniumman REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this race. Ok, maybe not the first hill but everything else. Packet pick up was easy. Race start was staggered and efficient. The views … MORE

    I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this race. Ok, maybe not the first hill but everything else. Packet pick up was easy. Race start was staggered and efficient. The views from the trails were beautiful. Post race was a great way to wind down. The only recommendation I have is to give walkers a separate starting wave or remind them to stay to the right. The trail at the beginning is narrow and challenging to pass.

    One of my favorites races, I will continue to run this as long as they continue to offer it.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    h.yajaira FIRST-TIMER '18

    In 2017, I volunteered at station 3 and it was so much fun cheering everyone on. The half marathon I’m 2018 was awesome , the views were spectacular and the … MORE

    In 2017, I volunteered at station 3 and it was so much fun cheering everyone on. The half marathon I’m 2018 was awesome , the views were spectacular and the organizers are the best!!!! This was a wonderful race altogether and looking forward to running it in 2019. It was my 15 year old son’ first trail race and he said he wants to do it again next year. Whoohoo!!!

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    megabeth91 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I did the 10K run in 2017 and it kicked my butt. I finished, but not after sitting in a 1st aid tent for 15 minutes to regain my strength. … MORE

    I did the 10K run in 2017 and it kicked my butt. I finished, but not after sitting in a 1st aid tent for 15 minutes to regain my strength. I came back in 2018 just to prove to myself that I could do it, and I did. I only did the 10K, and have no idea how other folks can finish the half or the 50K. It is a tough course. The tagline “Killer Hills” is no joke. However, the scenery is amazing. The course is well planned out and flagged. There are lots of refreshment stations throughout the course. Most importantly, the joy of actually finishing is unmeasurable.

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    4

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    young5941 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first 50k and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall this was a great race to run with hills that will test your body to the limits. … MORE

    This was my first 50k and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall this was a great race to run with hills that will test your body to the limits. The volunteers were amazing and the medal is crazy cool. Will be back again for more!!

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    5
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    lzgn.saldana4 FIRST-TIMER '18

    I've run New Global Adventures races before, this is the first time I ran Valencia Trail Race and it was amazing. The view was amazing, all the wild flowers blooming, … MORE

    I’ve run New Global Adventures races before, this is the first time I ran Valencia Trail Race and it was amazing. The view was amazing, all the wild flowers blooming, green everywhere and fresh air, those were some serious killer hills! The aid stations were stocked with good fuel, volunteers were friendly, helpful, funny. I will be doing it again next year for sure.

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    travaillaud FIRST-TIMER '18

    Killer hills , very good aid station and amazing volunteers. The location is easy to access, good parking close to start line. Post race food and beer. Ambiance before, during … MORE

    Killer hills , very good aid station and amazing volunteers. The location is easy to access, good parking close to start line. Post race food and beer. Ambiance before, during and after the race was really good. Good swag

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    joebucher FIRST-TIMER '18

    Amazing Race support for a challenging course. Aid stations had all the right stuff and the course was marked well. If you plan on running this event make sure you … MORE

    Amazing Race support for a challenging course. Aid stations had all the right stuff and the course was marked well. If you plan on running this event make sure you have trail shoes. They are a must.

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    4
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    4
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    4

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    shellyanik FIRST-TIMER '18

    A truely tough course with straight ups and down, but loved the challenge and the beauty of the trail!! Would highly recommend!! These Valencia Mountain are lush and green. MORE

    A truely tough course with straight ups and down, but loved the challenge and the beauty of the trail!! Would highly recommend!! These Valencia Mountain are lush and green.

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    5
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    3

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    beth_cowin FIRST-TIMER '18

    Plenty of Parking near to the start Line, great material drawstring bags for bag drop, a definite keepsake, the elevation chart is very accurate. The friendliness and organization of this … MORE

    Plenty of Parking near to the start Line, great material drawstring bags for bag drop, a definite keepsake, the elevation chart is very accurate. The friendliness and organization of this race despite the terrain has made this my favorite race so far over the last 2 years since moving from England to California. Race etiquette in abundance, people moving aside for faster runners, slower runners starting away from the front of the pack, a very well marked course, excellent stations throughout the course with small snacks and a variety of hydration liquids. There is no shame in walking up those hills, everyone did it.

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    BOPronthego REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I participated in this race last year at the race course and signed up again this year for the same course but had to switch as a virtual runner due … MORE

    I participated in this race last year at the race course and signed up again this year for the same course but had to switch as a virtual runner due to other personal commitments. They made the switch so easy – no extra cost, no drama and given th same swag. Their responsiveness was also pretty awesome. I highly recommend for those running there or virtually.

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    4
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    5
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    christy.goss REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is my favorite race. Beautiful course with breathtaking views. The volunteers and aide stations are the best. I look forward to this race every year. Challenging but so rewarding. MORE

    This is my favorite race. Beautiful course with breathtaking views. The volunteers and aide stations are the best. I look forward to this race every year. Challenging but so rewarding.

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    5
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    5
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    4

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    rekcednosyla FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first trail 10k race but I’ve done a 5k trail race before and I run on trails fairly often. But this course was no joke and I … MORE

    This was my first trail 10k race but I’ve done a 5k trail race before and I run on trails fairly often. But this course was no joke and I wasn’t prepared for the super steep downhill sections. At times I freaked out, but there is no turning back on a trail race or giving up. The views were great. The volunteers were amazing. And my fellow runners were a really good group of people. And there’s pretty decent swag!

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    5
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    4
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    5

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    tlozano7 FIRST-TIMER '18

    - the course was challenging, well marked, with awesome aide stations, good vibes and beautiful views Great trail race be sure to train for the down hills... MORE

    – the course was challenging, well marked, with awesome aide stations, good vibes and beautiful views
    Great trail race be sure to train for the down hills…

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    5
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    akuhn FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was a gorgeous course! Watching the sunrise over the mountains along the first ridge was unforgettable. Weaving up and down and through the mountains was a great variety to … MORE

    This was a gorgeous course! Watching the sunrise over the mountains along the first ridge was unforgettable. Weaving up and down and through the mountains was a great variety to stay in the race mentally. Awesome trails and killer hills is a pretty spot-on description.

    The coordinators and volunteers made the race a huge success with well-stocked aid stations and great words of encouragement.

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    4
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    5
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    ApacheMain FIRST-TIMER '18

    The course is really tough, but worth the beautiful scenery. Lots of narrow fun trails and challenging hills. Volunteers where out standing at this course. MORE

    The course is really tough, but worth the beautiful scenery. Lots of narrow fun trails and challenging hills. Volunteers where out standing at this course.

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    5
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    4
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    5
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    3

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    m.james.sanders FIRST-TIMER '17

    The hills are endless. Prepare yourself mentally to either climb or descend the majority of the race. Some incredibly beautiful views. The volunteers are great and encouraging. Make sure to … MORE

    The hills are endless. Prepare yourself mentally to either climb or descend the majority of the race. Some incredibly beautiful views.

    The volunteers are great and encouraging. Make sure to carry enough water.

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    3
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    5
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    lisa FIRST-TIMER '17

    I loved this race! A challenging run through gorgeous terrain! Be prepared for a lot of uphill in the beginning. The first 6 miles were tough for me but my … MORE

    I loved this race! A challenging run through gorgeous terrain! Be prepared for a lot of uphill in the beginning. The first 6 miles were tough for me but my legs kicked in and I managed to dig deep and do pretty well for my first attempt. The super bloom was happening all around and the views were spectacular. The volunteers were friendly and helpful. I would be sure to know the corse, a few people took a a wrong turn and started a second loop around mile 11.5, be sure to ask for the finish. I will definitely be back!

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