Training Programs

Registering for the Santa Barbara Half & 5K is step one in a journey to your finish line. Whether you’re walking your first Half Marathon or looking for a new personal best, we have a few resources below to get the most out of your experience.

Official Training Partner

The Santa Barbara Half Marathon and 5K proudly partner with a locally-based coaching company, Run Your Personal Best. They’ve created free and simple premade 24-week introduction plans (great to review at any stage!) and would love to work with you on custom training plans and coaching. Train with the Run Your Personal Best expert running coaches and receive local Santa Barbara running insights, training, and course tips for race day. 

Run Your Personal Best is a Santa Barbara-based coaching company helping runners of all abilities achieve their personal best. Having helped over 1000 runners since 2014, Run Your Personal Best offers custom-made training plans and virtual one-on-one coaching from coaches with deep roots in Santa Barbara and its tight-knit, friendly running community. 

Premium Coaching
Get a custom training program that’s based on your specific needs, levels, and goals and tailored specifically to the Santa Barbara Half Marathon or 5K while receiving daily support and guidance from your dedicated running coach.

Personalized Training Plans
Get a customized running training schedule that’s designed around your life, schedule, and other activities to help you crush the Santa Barbara Half Marathon or 5K. This option is perfect for experienced runners who don’t need 1-on-1 coaching support or require a more personalized running plan without coaching interaction. 

Special Discounts to Santa Barbara Half Marathon and 5k Runners

  • Receive 20% off your first month of premium coaching with code “SBHALFCOACHING”
  • Receive 10% off all training plans with code “SBHALF”

Questions? email Coach Cory at [email protected]

Local Training Groups

Hey, hey! Are you ready to lace up those sneakers and hit the ground running? Or maybe just go for a leisurely stroll with some cool folks? Either way, you’re in luck because Santa Barbara has got some awesome running groups to join! Don’t know where to start or not in Santa Barbara? Just pop into a running store and they can help you along your way. 

But just to get you started, check out the Santa Barbara Running Association’s list of local groups. Have your own running group? Let us know at [email protected]!