About the Santa Barbara Half Marathon

Run Local, in partnership with the SBAA, is excited to reintroduce this November classic to the American Riviera & welcome everyone to a FREE virtual Santa Barbara Half Marathon and 5K experience benefiting local youth runners.

Runners and walkers will register with Race Roster and be provided the option to sync a GPS device with the Runkeeper™ app or manually upload it to the leaderboard. Detailed instructions are provided in the participant welcome email and you can submit results here.

Prizes will be awarded and raffled off as follows:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, per gender in the Half Marathon*
  • Twenty-two (22) prizes raffled off to anyone uploading their Half Marathon or 5K result
  • Six (6) prizes raffled off for those donating and/or raising $50 or more
  • Three (3) Instagram prizes raffled off – follow @runlocalevents and stay tuned!

Prizes include shoes from Santa Barbara-based
HOKA ONE ONE, gift certificates to Santa Barbara Running Co. as well as to the Run Local Shop!

*Overall prizes are available to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, verified results through RunKeeper or screenshot upload in the Half Marathon. The Half Marathon is also eligible for the SBAA Grand Prix.

Supporting Santa Barbara Youth Runners

As part of their mission, the Santa Barbara Athletic Association seeks to engage and support the next generation of runners. To further this goal in 2020 the SBAA in partnership with Girls, Inc. of Santa Barbara, launched a new program to provide young runners with shoes and the equipment they need to ensure that economic need is not a barrier to their ability to begin a lifelong love of running and a healthy lifestyle. 

Our Fundraising Goal: For the 2020 Santa Barbara Half Marathon, we are seeking to raise $5,000 to expand this program to more young runners as well as to more youth organizations. As part of participating in this free event, please consider donating some of what your normal entry fee would be and help provide children the opportunity to run throughout our community!

SBAA Grand Prix participants can have this Half Marathon applied to the overall standings. Learn more about the 2020 Virtual GP here.