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Fourth of July Run

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Runners Club with a virtual run!


Run anywhere and anytime on the Fourth of July weekend!

Select a 5K (3.1 mile) or 10K course (6.2 mile) or even do both!
The City will offer suggested routes that will have free parking and restrooms. 

The courses will not be marked with mile markers or turn around points! 
Check out the course maps for more information. 


Map of Heritage Park 5K and 10K

Central Park

City Trail Maps


For the past 37 years, the Santa Clarita Runners Club has donated all proceeds from the Independence Day Classic Races to high school cross country programs in Santa Clarita. Please consider donating to the Santa Clarita Runners Club so high school runners can continue to receive needed financial support.


Registration will open June 8, 2020

Last day to Register will be July 5, 2020

Registration is Free!

Click here to register!


Results will be on the honor system.  -Any results can be submitted.  -Just provide a picture of your Garmin, Apple Watch, running app., treadmill monitor or even a photo of an old school stop-watch! It just needs to be an image of your distance submitted with a time.

All runs need to be during the Fourth of July weekend and times need to be submitted before July 15, 2020.

Participants can review overall results and receive a certificate after July, 15.


Once you have completed your run please upload your results. All results must be entered by July 15, 2020. Final Results will be published July 17, 2020. Submit your result by entering your registration number and finish time, and uploading proof of completion (e.g. a screenshot of your tracking app or photo of your GPS watch). 

Click on the link below to enter your results: 


Remember to keep social distancing while running on the trails.

The Fourth of July weekend could have high temperatures. –Consider running during the morning hours when the weather is cooler.

Always be aware of other people and cyclists on the trails.  -Runners should be able to hear an audible warning while running.


Where can I run? 
Anywhere! You pick your favorite course.  You can even choose to run on one of the suggested routes on the Santa Clarita Trail System.  -All suggested routes will have free parking, restrooms and a nearby drinking fountain.  Suggested routes will include a downloadable map.

Can I walk? 
Absolutely! –   If you don’t have a running watch then just submit a picture of your watch with the time of day that you finished and include your total time.

Can I run on a treadmill?
Yes! –Just submit a photo summary of your run on the treadmill.

When do I need to complete my run?
Any time on the Fourth of July weekend (-Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5).

Do I get a medal or t-shirt?
Due to the nature of this event, as well as production timelines and global fulfillment delays, no race shirts or medals will be given to participants.

Can I run with my dog or stroller? 
Sure, just make sure your dog is on a short leash and you are courteous to other community members.

When is the last day I can submit my time?
All times needed to be submitted by July 15, 2020.