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Annual Events

The Hangover Run – January 1

The Hangover Run is a traditional and very popular run held every January 1st at 8:30am rain, shine, or wind. The run is also the first of the High Desert Runners ‘Mountain Trail Fun Run’ Series and draws a huge turnout from both HDRs and SCRs alike.

The course is a mildly difficult eight-mile out and back, all on the Pacific Crest Trail. The run begins from the Vasquez Rock’s Park main parking lot and continues out of the park through a tunnel and up into the hills southeast of the 14 freeway. After the run, there is always a tail gate party that has grown to be as much an event as the run itself.

Vasquez Rocks is located at 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce.

Annual Banquet – Early First Quarter

For at least one night the club puts away the running shoes and trades them for dancing shoes and a little fun.

The annual banquet features a themed dinner, raffle prizes and games provided by the club, as well as a bar for members to purchase their favorite beverage.

The formally “MC’ed” event features some club business, mainly the election of the board directors, followed by the presentation of the President’s Award and possibly others.

A “Year-in-Review” video or photo presentation prepared by one of our members has become a much anticipated staple of the evening.

The banquet normally goes late into the evening with music and dancing. It’s a great send off to the year that was, and a “kick-off” to a new running year!

Prediction Run

The Prediction Run is the opportunity for ANY Santa Clarita Runner to take home the top prize. The objective is not necessarily to run the fastest…but to run the time you predict. Runners start based on their predicted finish time, so those who figure to run the fastest start last. The challenge, of course, is everyone runs without watches or timing devices and can’t see the clock until they’re finished.

This absolutely unique event is free to all SCRs and is run in spectator-friendly Central Park. The treats and chatter that follow make for a fun filled morning.

Where: Central Park

Distance: 3-5 miles. Course and distance revealed just prior to run.

When: TBD, usually the Saturday before Easter. 

Independence Day Classic 5K & 10K

A greater than 30 year tradition in the Santa Clarita Valley!

This 5K & 10K also includes a “Kid’s K” and “Non-Competitive Walk” and is held each July 4th, benefiting the Cross Country teams of each of the six Santa Clarita Valley High Schools as well as other charities.

The 5K route is a fast, flat, paved out-and-back on the City of Santa Clarita parade route, leading to one of the best cheering sections in Southern California. The 10K route travels a fast, flat-ish paved out-and-back along the South Fork trail.

Overall Male/Female and 3-deep in age group awards are given and all “Kids K” participants receive a finishing medal.

An outstanding way to kick off the holiday morning with the family!

Summer Social

A non-running event for a change! Late summer, club members gather for pizza, beer, and ice cream. This is a chance for new members to meet more of the longer standing members that they may not yet have run with, and for everyone to catch up with each other on recent news and upcoming plans.

Turkey Trot

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble…Every Thanksgiving morning we work to get hungry, in preparation for our Thanksgiving feasting!! How do we do that?

The best, tried and true way to work up an appetite on Turkey Day is to attend the SCR Turkey Trot! It takes place at 8:00 AM in Central Park in Saugus. An exciting 4-6 mile course is mapped out, over hill and dale, not to mention the popular “Extra Pie Loop.” Post run, the Club will provide water, juice, and coffee, and welcome any goodies or snacks that you’d like to bring to share with fellow runners and guests.

We often switch out who will host this long standing Club tradition, celebrating the sport we love, and enjoying the company of old friends and new.that has grown to be as much an event as the run itself.

Jingle Bell Jog

Another long standing club tradition and one of our most fun events of the year. Our “Jingle Bell Jog” is typically attended by nearly 100 people, including youngsters and strollers, Many get into the spirit of the season wearing Santa hats, red and green clothing, holiday gear, and carrying jingle bells.

Starting at the corner of McBean Pkwy and Decoro Dr, we follow a mapped route, at a leisurely pace, through the local Northbridge/NorthPark neighborhoods. There are several stopping points along the way to admire the many holiday light displays. Post-run we gather on the patio at Wolf Creek restaurant and collect donations for the selected charity of the year. Meals and drinks can be purchased from Wolf Creek. Another great no-pressure opportunity to socialize with fellow club members.

Ad-Hoc Events


The SCRs staged this fun run on a special day as a fundraiser for Peyton’s Project…


Checkpoints and punches are set out around a selected neighborhood, a related map can be downloaded from the website and members are challenged to collect all punches, with awards for fastest time or shortest distance.

Monster Dash:

The moonlight run has been held in late October on a flat, fast and spooky course through Nancy’s Ranch, across the Trestle Bridge and along the new river trail…rain or shine.

5K participants received a high quality technical short, a stocked trick or treat bag and a flashlight.

Overall Male / Female and 3-deep in age group awards were given as well as Kids K medals and awards for best costumes! Costumes were Highly Encouraged!!!