SB Independent 5K (3.1 Miles)

The SB Independent 5K 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!

5K Wave Starts

2023 SB Independent 5K Bib

2023 is our biggest year yet! To accommodate the growing race we will send off 3-4 waves of runners approx. 5mins a part. Please align yourself in the start corral according to your pace. Looking to win? Head to the front. Looking to party? Head back from the start line. 

Course Nutrition & Aid Stations

2023 nutrition & hydration will be powered by Voli Wellness & GU. 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. 

  • Voli Wellness Hydration Stations will provide their Sunset Strawberry Lemonade
SB Independent 5K

Mile markers below are approximations.

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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