Event Info

The 2021 Santa Barbara Half Marathon will feature the 13.1 mile distance, a 5K (3.1 miles) as well as kids fun run. You’ll also enjoy the American Riviera all weekend long with a downtown Santa Barbara packet pickup and finish line festival.

Race Weekend Schedule

The Courses

Santa Barbara’s only waterfront Half Marathon will feature a downtown centric course with stretches along the iconic palm tree lined Cabrillo Blvd. Stay tuned for more course details on the Half Marathon & 5K course.

Pace groups will be provided for finishing times of 1 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours in the Half Marathon.

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

Training programs will be emailed to participants ahead of August 2, which marks the beginning of the 14-week Half Marathon training.

The average temperature for early November in Santa Barbara is a high of 70 degrees and a low of 50 degrees.

Santa Barbara Running Association Grand Prix

The Half Marathon is a part of the 2021 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.

Learn more about the SBRA.

Elite Athletes

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

Race Kit


Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Race Participants

Long Sleeve Tech Tee

Half Marathon & 5K Participants

Fully Supported

Closed course + hydration & first aid stations


1:30 to 3:00 Half Marathon Finishing Time Pace Groups

Division Awards

Top 3 Men & Women in Age Groups

Training Programs

Half Marathon & 5K programs provided upon registration