The Courses

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

With clear air & closed roads, you’ll start along the waterfront via Santa Barbara’s spectacular Cabrillo Blvd  before winding through downtown and around local landmarks. To cap things off, you’ll descend down the historic State Street promenade for a one-of-a-kind fast finish!

Half Marathon presented by HOKA (13.1 Miles)

Please note that courses subject to change. 

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

 Due to the nature of State Street and two-way participant traffic, strollers are not allowed

The Half Marathon course is USATF Certified, No. CA22027TEB.

Half Marathon Pace Team

Thank you to OnPace & rabbit for helping to develop one of the most well-supported Half Marathon Pace Teams in the country! 

In 2023 we will have Pace Teams for the following goal-finishing times: 1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00. 

There will be a dedicated booth at Packet Pickup on Friday & Saturday of Race Weekend for you to learn more and prepare for Race Day.

Whether you’re looking to get a personal best, tune-up for other races or simply want to be well supported on your journey to the finish line, this IS THE race for you! 

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

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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