Funk Zone Finish Line Festival

The festival will take place on Yanonali St. between State St. and Anacapa St. in the Funk Zone neighborhood. Enjoy a bit of recovery, live music, the Figueroa Mountain Beer Garden (free beer with bib!) as well as a Kids Zone.
Family, friends and the community-at-large are welcome!

The below content is from 2023. The official 2024 lineup will be announced in the fall. Stay tuned!

Calling all UCSB Alumni!

Be one of the first 500 alumni to stop by the UCSB Gauchos Athletics tent in the Finish Festival on Yanonali Street to claim your exclusive race day pin to add to your Finisher’s Medal Ribbon! These pins will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. 


We're running it back with our love of the 80's & 90's with not one, but two bands this year.
The Last Decade

Coming back in 2023 and in partnership with local footwear innovators, Heeluxe, we’re excited to once again welcome 90’s cover band powerhouse, The Last Decade to the Funk Zone Finish Line Festival! Heeluxe founder, Dr. Geoff Gray is not only a Santa Barbara running community mainstay, he also moonlights as The Last Decade’s drummer. 

Get ready to keep the good vibes going all morning long after you cross your finish line 🎉


New for 2023 are the Joystix, playing the most radical, bitchin’ early ‘80s pop-rock, punk and New Wave. If you want your MTV — Pretenders, Go-Gos, Blondie, Talking Heads, Missing Persons, Cure, Cars & Clash — no need to call your cable operator, come down to the Finish Line Festival!

Beer Garden

Thanks to Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. and Flying Embers Organic Hard Kombucha your bib will now unlock a free drink (21+ only)!

Additional beer will be available for sale for all participants and their support crew within the beer garden and of course inside the Tap Room 🍻

You must be 21+ to enter the Beer Garden.

Figueroa Mountain Brew Co.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels.

Flying Embers Organic Hard Kombucha

In Ojai, California, our founder set out to craft bold, imaginative flavors for the modern drinker.

As this vision was becoming a reality, the 2017 Thomas Fires threatened to destroy all that we had built. A single flying ember could have been the end, but for us it was just the beginning. Humbled and inspired by the event that shaped us, we created our nonprofit arm, the Embers Foundation, to address firefighter, first responder, and community needs nationwide.

Grab a sample of Athletic Brewing’s pioneering non-alcoholic brews at the Finish Line Festival!

We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your ability to be healthy, active, and at your best to enjoy great beer – so we created our innovative lineup of refreshing, non-alcoholic craft beers.

We’re beer lovers at heart. But we also love being healthy, active, and at our best. These conflicting passions created an internal struggle. Why couldn’t these loves live in harmony? Yes, there was non-alcoholic beer – but we’re lovers of great tasting beer. Maybe it just wasn’t possible, but we had to give it a try. A few years and hundreds of recipes later, Athletic Brewing Company was born – the first brewery and tap room fully devoted to the production of non-alcoholic craft beer in the US. 

Recovery Zone


Locally based and globally recognized participants will enjoy the HOKA Fly Zone in the final stretch of the race to motivate them toward the finish as well as a runner’s lounge at the Finish Line Festival.


Heeluxe was created by physical therapist Dr. Geoffrey Gray, who rehabilitated professional athletes. He also delved into woodwork and classic car rebuilds before designing his first pair of high heels in the garage.

He understands how the body works, how the machines work, and how to make functional things of beauty.

This makes him uniquely qualified to lead our group of world-class scientists and researchers in progressing the study and design of all footwear styles.

Santa Barbara Half x Run Local

Come by the Santa Barbara Half Marathon & SB Independent 5K x Run Local booth to purchase exclusive event merchandise while supplies last!

Titan Sports Performance

Titan Sports Performance has been known as Santa Barbara’s premier training facility for over 20 years. Stop by our booth to use our specialized technology, Normatec compression pants and our force plates that identify muscular imbalances and test force output. 

We’ll also be giving out quick consultations with our very own performance specialists, free week passes, and resistance bands!

UCLA Health

Where discovery leads to world-class health care.

When you visit UCLA Health, you’ll gain access to advanced technology, treatments, research and types of healthcare services that may not be available elsewhere. You can feel confident that you’re being treated by our world-renowned experts, who deliver compassionate, comprehensive and individualized care.

Align Foot & Ankle Center

We are podiatrists, as well as a foot and ankle surgeons with offices in Santa Barbara and Camarillo. The doctors at Align Foot & Ankle Center are committed to helping you get back to your favorite activities so you can continue to enjoy life pain-free.

At Align Foot & Ankle, our podiatrists are certified to provide extensive foot care and ankle care for the whole family. If you’re experiencing any pain from a deformity, sports injury, warts, ingrown nails, sprain, or other uncomfortable issues, the team at Align Foot & Ankle can provide a variety of services that will get you back to what you enjoy doing.

Stop by our booth to learn more about services!


Gnarly Nutrition will be supporting the SB Half by providing Hydrate at aid stations throughout the course.  Gnarly Hydrate is loaded with electrolytes and B vitamins to fuel tough workouts, serious races and big days. Gnarly Hydrate is low in sugar, big on taste, and formulated to keep you charging toward your best.

💰 Take 20% off your order to train with Gnarly – Code: SB20 

Born in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, Gnarly Nutrition is committed to educating and inspiring athletes at all levels. Gnarly provides honest, effective and great tasting sports nutrition that is NSF Certified. Gnarly’s full spectrum line, from pre-workout to recovery proteins, features science-backed products free of hormones, GMOs, proprietary blends, antibiotics, or anything artificial.


When Dr. Vaughan created the first energy gel to help his daughter, an ultra-marathoner, reach her peak performance, the only choice at the time was an energy bar that resembled sawdust bricks more than food. These gut bombs were difficult for his daughter to process during her training and races. Unnecessary ingredients caused bloating, diverted oxygen rich blood from the muscles, and ultimately limited her performance.

Dr. Vaughan’s revolutionary energy gel created an alternative food that housed only the critical carbohydrates for energy and essential amino acids for muscles support. This gooey miracle food, which the body could absorb in seconds, was aptly named GU Energy Gel. And so GU was born.

💰 Save 20% off for $50 or more on our GU website. Offer expires 12/1; good for one-time use only.

Ivan Bar

Locally owned and operated, participants will receive a complimentary bar at the finish line and are invited to their booth to learn more about their vegan & gluten-free bars.

💰 Save $5 through the end of the year off selected products with code: SBHALF22


As a Santa Barbara based company, Nomad is stoked to sponsor the SB Half Marathon. To celebrate this partnership, we want to offer 20% off our most popular Apple Watch Band. We hope to see you rocking one of our bands for the big race!

 💰 20% Discount applied at check out when you click the link below.

Come by our booth at the Funk Zone Festival to learn more about NOMAD!


We are here to help promote body wellness and fitness recovery so that our members can pursue their fitness endeavors, mitigate the likelihood of an injury, and function to the best of their abilities. We use evidence-based modalities and techniques to help reduce pain and increase mobility, such as cupping, scraping, sports massage, percussion therapy, and more!

Recover with one of their services at the Finish Line Festival!

StretchLab is revolutionizaing one-on-one assisted stretching and flexibility training. In your FREE 15 minute session, you will work with one of our trained Flexologists who will guide you through a series of stretches custom designed for your specific needs. All of our Flexologists have a bodywork certification prior to coming to StretchLab. We have Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, and Yoga Instructors just to name a few. Each of them brings their own experience to assist you in your flexibility goals.

Visit StretchLab at the Finish Line Festival to recover post-race & exclusive discounts at our studio!

Hustle Clean

Grab a complimentary Hustle Clean Body Wipe at the HOKA Runner’s Lounge so you can go straight from the Finish Line to the Funk Zone feeling fresh!

Hustle Clean’s Personal Protective Hygiene ™ (PPH) is an FDA-approved, powerhouse ingredient that’s as active as you are. It fights disease and infection that breeds in locker rooms and gyms with shared equipment. PPH protects you, the other gym-goers, and your loved ones.

Kids Zone

Santa Barbara Running Association

The Santa Barbara Running Association (SBRA), former Athletic Association, has been promoting and supporting the Santa Barbara running community since 1948 with a vision to spread the joy of running.  Sponsoring first-class races and special events, we bring the running community together by celebrating local athlete’s achievements and development from beginner level through elite.  We encourage everyone to become involved with what running has to offer while giving back to, and enhancing, Santa Barbara as a whole.


MOXI delivers on its mission through play-based STEAM learning experiences available to the public at the museum located at 125 State Street in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. The 25,000 square foot building houses three floors filled with interactive exhibits, rotating art installations, the Innovation Workshop makerspace, a multipurpose Exploration Lab, and back-of-house office and exhibit workshop space.

🎟 All registered Kids Fun Run & 5K Runners under the age of 18 can get free admission to MOXI on race weekend! Just show your running number at the entrance Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 10 AM – 5 PM. Regular admission fees will apply to adults. More info at

Apples to Zucchini

We bring people together over shared meals by teaching children, teens and adults how to prepare delicious, nutritious, affordable meals made from seasonal and local ingredients.

Whether we are teaching at an after-school program, a treatment home for youth-in-transition, or a backyard birthday party, our philosophy is the same: We cook together (real cooking, with real stoves!), we eat together (with our napkins on our laps), and we clean up together (not just the plate you ate on, but aaaalllll of the dishes!)

Lazy Acres

At Lazy Acres, we believe in a natural approach to optimal health and wellness. From organic and seasonal produce and products steeped in tradition, to functional supplements and body care, we are here to support you in mind, body and soul. Founded in 1991, Lazy Acres quickly became a trusted resource within the Santa Barbara community. Now with four more Southern California locations, our friendly, informative, and passionate Team Members remain committed to providing exceptional service and wellness tips with our community and accommodating the needs of our customers. We continue to live by the closely held belief that our collective actions can and will contribute to a healthier planet. Lazy Acres is dedicated to our local communities and strives to provide a marketplace for anyone who loves to live healthy and eat well.

All Kids Run Participants will enjoy post-race snacks from Lazy Acres!

Funk Zone Food & Beverage

Dart Coffee Co.

DART COFFEE CO. is dedicated to bringing ethical craft-roasted coffee to your cup. We are committed to sourcing only the finest organic, fair-traded coffee beans from small-lot indigenous farmers who share our vision. Erika Carter and David Dart’s combined life experience in the arts and sciences complements their journey into the coffee industry. “We believe roasting is a balance of creativity and practiced precision. We are passionate about our craft and our aim is true.”

Commitment to Community: The Yanonali Street Artist Fund; a percentage of every bean sold will help sustain artist studios in Santa Barbara’s diverse art districts. One artist at a time.

Helena Avenue Bakery

Helena Avenue Bakery is a homestyle artisan bakery and kitchen that brings together wholesome, homemade specialties using the highest quality ingredients found along the Central Coast.

✅ Helena Avenue Bakery will open at 7:00am

The Lark

At The Lark, our menus are locally sourced and responsibly grown, using the highest quality seasonal ingredients based on the abundant bounty of the Central Coast. Brunch is not to be missed!

Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny, located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, features innovative artisanal pizzas from a wood-burning oven, with locally sourced garden fresh salads, delicious hot & cold sandwiches, handmade sweet treats, beer, wine and the ever-popular Frosé.

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams was founded in Santa Barbara, California, in 1949. Hailed as the “best in the world” by TIME Magazine and now in its third generation of family ownership, McConnell’s continues to follow the standards they set long ago Ice creams made from scratch, using the finest local, sustainable and organic ingredients, from partner farms and purveyors they’ve worked with for decades. And nothing else. No preservatives, no stabilizers or additives of any kind. Ever. The result? Pure flavor, smoothly consistent texture, incredible creaminess, and a sweet, 70-year legacy of churning out the world’s finest ice creams.


Rincon Brewery

In the fall of 2014, Rincon Brewery opened its door in the quiet beach town of Carpinteria, California striving to provide delicious craft beers and quality food for the local community. With strong ties to community, the ocean, and thriving farms, we have continued to hone our beer selections and menu offerings, all the while continuing to grow our brand, our reputation, and our RB Family. Rincon Brewery opened a craft tap room in the famous Santa Barbara “Funkzone” in July of 2020. Known for a rare cozy “SB” patio and offering delicious craft panini’s and flatbreads, not to mention all your favorite RB Beers.

Santa Barbara Wine Collective

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective highlights the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County by showcasing our favorite, family-owned wineries that produce wine within our six official AVA’s.

Local Partners

Santa Barbara Independent

Founded in 1986, the Santa Barbara Independent is the leading source for news, arts & entertainment, and lifestyle coverage in the greater Santa Barbara area. We print more than 40,000 copies of the paper every Thursday and also publish daily online for more than 250,000 monthly readers at

Our coverage and distribution extends from the heart of Santa Barbara northwest through Goleta and the Santa Ynez Valley, and then southeast through Montecito and Carpinteria, with presence in both Ojai and Ventura as well.

Carpe Data
We’re Carpe Data, and we’re on a mission to make insurance more efficient for everyone. We embrace talent from all walks of life; whether you’re a seasoned insurance and technology veteran or you’re just starting your career, we’re always looking for dynamic talent to join our diverse and growing team.
Learn about why Carpe Data was voted one of the best places to work on the Central Coast!
Kiva Cowork

Kiva Cowork offers multiple premier coworking office spaces in Santa Barbara with state of the art conference rooms and extensive member benefits, providing a remarkable space for productive work. Daily, Weekly and Monthly plans available starting at $25/day.

Get $10 off a 1-Day Pass with the postcard provided at Packet Pick-Up! 


This is a story of good times and good snacks. The Santa Barbara Family-Jam-Band is a solid crew of Critters & Lurkers just like you. Stop on by the shop to say hello, you never know what kind of antics you’ll get into.

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