Awards & Elite Info

The Santa Barbara Half presented by HOKA & SB Independent 5K provides a number of opportunities for competitive runners to compete and be eligible for awards. 

Elite Athletes – Half Marathon

We offer complimentary entries to athletes with verified personal bests in the following categories:

  • Men: 1:10:00 or faster
  • Women: 1:20:00 or faster
  • Non-Binary+: 1:20:00 or faster

We offer 60% off entries to athletes with personal bests in the following categories:

  • Men: 1:16:30 or faster
  • Women: 1:27:30 or faster 
  • Non-Binary+: 1:27:30 or faster 

For all inquiries email [email protected].

Overall & Age Group Awards

Awards in both the Half Marathon & the 5K are provided in three categories: Men, Women and Non-Binary+.

⏱ Top 3 Overall Awards for the Half Marathon will be announced at 9:00am at the band stage on Yanonali & Helena followed by the 5K at 9:30am. Age Group Awards can be picked up at our new Awards Tent located in the Funk Zone Finish Line Festival. Any age group awards not picked up may be mailed, but S&H will be applied.

Half Marathon presented by HOKA

Overall Winners
The top 3 overall in each award category (Men, Women & Non-Binary+)  will receive a custom engraved red-roof tile, thanks to Action Roofing and Tri-Valley Trophies, representing one of Santa Barbara’s iconic architectural features. There’s even a Red Tile Walking Tour you can take!

Age Group (UPDATED 10/24/23)
Age Group winner’s (1st place, unless overall event winners are in age group) will also receive a uniquely designed award plaque designed by art students at San Marcos High School! We’ve also expanded the age group divisions for each of the categories (Men, Women & Non-Binary+): 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

SB Independent 5K

The top 3 overall in each award category will receive award plaques. Age group awards are only available in the Half Marathon.

SBRA Grand Prix

The Half Marathon is a part of the Santa Barbara Running Association Grand Prix.

The 5K is a part of the Junior Grand Prix. There is no cost for Junior Grand Prix participants. Please inquire with the SBRA on how to join the Junior GP.

Learn more about the SBRA.