Event Info

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

Course Info

Race Start Times – Sunday, Nov. 3

With the growth of the event, in 2024 we will be starting both the Half Marathon as well as the 5K in a couple of wave groups. Specific wave information will be sent out approximately a week and a half prior to Race Day. All times subject to change.

🚀 7:00am – Half Marathon presented by HOKA

🚀  8:30am – SB Independent 5K

🚀  10:00am – Kids Run

Complete Race Weekend Schedule

Please note that the Palm Park Great Meadow, site of last year’s Packet Pickup & Palm Park Festival will be under construction. In 2024 will be at our temporary home at the beautiful Carousel House on Garden St. & Cabrillo Blvd.

Santa Barbara Running Association 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.

Learn more about the SBRA.

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 Half Marathon Men & Women in Age Groups

Training Programs

Half Marathon & 5K programs provided upon registration