The Courses

The Santa Barbara Half Marathon presented by HOKA and SB Independent 5K course highlight two world-renowned roads on the American Riviera – Cabrillo Blvd & State Street!

Participants will start along Santa Barbara’s spectacular Cabrillo Blvd on the waterfront  before winding through downtown and around local landmarks Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden and Kid’s World at Alameda Park. To cap off the journey, you’ll descend down the historic State Street promenade for a one-of-a-kind fast Half Marathon and 5K finish.

With clear air & closed roads, whether you’re looking for your next Strava segment trophy or simply enjoying a good sweat, you’ve come to the best in the west.

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Course Maps presented by

Courses subject to change. Interactive RunGo maps provide below.

Half Marathon time limit is set at 3 hours and 30 minutes or approximately 16 minute per mile.

Strollers are discouraged due to the nature of State Street and two-way participant traffic. If you are experienced running with a stroller and choose to participate with one, you must be mindful of other participants and give them the right away. We encourage you to start and position yourself throughout the race with the least amount of congestion. Complaints may forfeit your participation in future years.

The Half Marathon course is USATF Certified, No. CA21016TEB.

Courses have been updated as of September 30, 2022. Complete details and official course map is forthcoming, but we are excited to share that the Start Line will take place on State Street heading toward Stearns Wharf!

Half Marathon presented by HOKA (13.1 Miles)

SB Independent 5K (3.1 Miles)

Course Nutrition & Aid Stations

You’ll be fueled up from start to finish to have your best race. Below is a list of the 2021 aid stations, which we will udpate prior to the 2022 event, along with specific hydration flavors so you can have your race plan all mapped out!

* Mile markers below are approximations.

Half Marathon
SB Independent 5K

Live Participant Tracking

Live participant tracking will be available for both the Santa Barbara Half Marathon & SB Independent 5K for you to follow your family & friends along their journey!

For the best experience and to receive push notifications download the iOS or Android app. You can also track results on a web browser.

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.

Thanks to the SBRA Pace groups are currently provided in the Half Marathon for those seeking to run 1:30, 1:45, 2:15, and 2 and a half hour finishing times.

Learn more about the SBRA.

Elite Athletes – Half Marathon

We offer complimentary entries to men and women with verified personal bests of:

  • Men: 1:10:00 or faster
  • Women: 1:20:00 or faster


We offer 60% off entries to men and women with personal bests of:

  • Men: 1:16:30 or faster
  • Women: 1:27:30 or faster

Motivation

Thank you to the following groups providing on-course entertainment! Click on their logo to learn more.
Thank you to all the 2021 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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