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.

Local Training Groups & Run Crews

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]!

Local Gyms

Looking to strengthen your journey to the finish?! Local gyms provide an incredible opportunity to find fitness and community. Thanks to our partner at F45 you can start your cross training now and get strong and fit for the SB Half Marathon!

Enjoy a Free Week at F45, the Best functional training gym in SB! ($67 value)

Click the studio of your choice below and enter promo code: SBHALF2024 during registration.

Bring your SB Half registration receipt to your first class. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Online Training Partners

Locally-based coaching company 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]

ARC Running

Whether you need help training, improving running form, and/or navigating injury, the ARC Running coach and physical therapist team can help you feel equipped and confident for race day. Build upon your knowledge and skills as a runner by exploring a comprehensive archive of free workshops and assessments as well as self-guided strength and injury rehabilitation pathways.  You can even schedule a free virtual consultation for one-on-one guidance. Prepare for successful racing at

SAVE 15% on our monthly standard plan and personalized services when you use the code “SBHALFRACER2024”!

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