SB Independent 5K

The SB Independent 5K is kicks off on State Street and heads west on Cabrillo Blvd before winding through downtown and around local landmarks. Just like the Half Marathon, 5K runners & walkers will descend down the historic State Street promenade for a one-of-a-kind fast finish!

SB Independent 5K (3.1 Miles)

Course Nutrition & Aid Stations

2023 nutrition & hydration partners to be announced. You’ll be fueled up from start to finish to have your best race! Below we have provided you with the specific locations of the various aid stations to you can have your race plan all mapped out. 

* Mile markers below are approximations.

SB Independent 5K

Live Participant Tracking

Live participant tracking is available through our partners at SVE Timing. You can track results in a web browser or for the best experience and to receive push notifications download the iOS or Android apps linked below.


Thank you to the following groups providing on-course entertainment! Click on their logo to learn more.
Thank you to all our individual volunteers who supported everyone along the way including from the following groups…

Dos Pueblos High School Women’s Basketball

San Marcos High School Cross Country

Santa Barbara High School Cross Country

Santa Barbara High Lacrosse

Santa Barbara Running Association


UCSB Track & Field

Westmont Baseball

Westmont Golf

Westmont Tennis

Westmont Track & Field

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