On Saturday, March 2nd, Santa Clarita Track Club hosted its 3rd annual Mardi Gras Madness run. The run featured 3 events; a 5K, a Mini Madness run, and a 1K. Funds raised went to benefit SOAR. SOAR provides a fully supported training experience to youth in need to prepare for the Los Angeles Marathon. SOAR stands for Students Off And Running. They help youth at risk in the Santa Clarita Valley build life skills and establish healthy relationships by training for and competing in the Los Angeles Marathon. The training program lasts for 24 weeks and the participants as a part of their training run 380 miles. People of all ages came to participate in the runs along with some of their dogs.