When you volunteer for event weekend you’re doing much more than just handing out a race packet or water cup, you’re supporting our participant’s journey to the finish line, a culmination of big goals, hard work and a lot of sweat. You’re also the heartbeat of this event, which supports the local community through the efforts of the Santa Barbara Running Association’s youth running programs.
Individuals and groups alike may participate:
  • Opportunities available throughout race weekend, including joining the Half Marathon Pace Team (see below for more info).
  • 2022 volunteers will receive a complimentary entry for the 2023 event!
Becoming a Volunteer: 
  • Please review the sample opportunities below.
  • Then past the opportunities section, please fill out the volunteer form so we have your information on file.
  • Questions? Email [email protected].


Below is a sample of available opportunities. Final positions and related details will be announced closer to race day.
Friday, November 4
Packet Pick Up Day 1 – 1:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday, November 5
Packet Pick Up Day 1 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

Sunday, November 6 – Race Day
  • Course Monitors (18 years or older) – Various points; time on course may range from 5:30am – 10:30am
  • Aid Stations – Various points; time on course may range from 5:30am – 10:30am
  • Start Line / Race Day Reg (Main Harbor Parking Lot) – 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Finish Line / Festival  (W Montecito & State Street) – 7:00am – 12:30pm

Join the Half Marathon Pace Team!

Support fellow runners in reaching their goal Half Marathon time by participating as a pacer. You’ll get a free entry to run the closed streets of Santa Barbara and all the other participant perks. Email David Monico at [email protected] with your interest. 
Pacers are needed for the following finishing times: 1:30 (6:51/mi), 1:45 (8:00/mi), 2:00 (9:09/mi), 2:15 (10:17/mi), 2:30 (11:26/mi), 2:45 (12:35/mi) & 3:00 (13:44/mi)