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Santa Barbara Half Marathon and 5K

November 7, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Courses

The Santa Barbara Half Marathon and SB Independent 5K course highlight two world-renowned roads on the American Riviera – Cabrillo Blvd & State Street!

Participants will start along Santa Barbara’s spectacular Cabrillo Blvd on the waterfront  before winding through downtown and around local landmarks Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden and Kid’s World at Alameda Park. To cap off the journey, you’ll descend down the historic State Street promenade for a one-of-a-kind fast Half Marathon and 5K finish.

With clear air & closed roads, whether you’re looking for your next Strava segment trophy or simply enjoying a good sweat, you’ve come to the best in the west.

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Courses subject to change. Interactive RunGo maps provide below.

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

The Half Marathon course is USATF Certified, No. CA21016TEB.

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)

SB Independent 5K (3.1 Miles)

Course Nutrition & Aid Stations

Thanks to Gatorade Endurance and Ivan Bar, you’ll be fueled up from start to finish to have your best race. Below is a list of the aid stations and what is available so you can best plan out your run or walk!

* Gatorade Endurance Energy Gels are vanilla flavored. Mile markers below are approximations.

Half Marathon
SB Independent 5K

Live participant tracking is available for both the Santa Barbara Half Marathon & SB Independent 5K for you to follow your family & friends along their journey! For the best experience and to receive push notifications download the iOS or Android app. You can also track results on a web browser.

The Half Marathon is a part of the 2021 Santa Barbara Running Association Grand Prix.

The 5K is a part of the Junior Grand Prix. There is no cost for Junior Grand Prix participants.

Thanks to the SBRA Pace groups will be provided in the Half Marathon for those seeking to run 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, and 2 and a half hour finishing times.

Learn more about the SBRA.

Elite Athletes

We offer complimentary entries to men and women with verified personal bests of:

  • Men: 1:10:00 or faster
  • Women: 1:20:00 or faster

We offer 60% off entries to men and women with personal bests of:

  • Men: 1:16:30 or faster
  • Women: 1:27:30 or faster



November 7, 2021
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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