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

Courses subject to change. Elevation charts and 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. CA22027TEB.

Half Marathon presented by HOKA (13.1 Miles)

SB Independent 5K (3.1 Miles)

Half Marathon Pace Team

Pacer groups will be provided in 2023 in partnership with On Pace for the following finishing times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 & 2:40. Stay tuned for more!

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.

Half Marathon
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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