The Santa Barbara Athletic Association provides community leadership and support for all types of running, including track, trail, ultra, road and cross-country.  We encourage people of all ages and abilities to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through running and we work collaboratively with the community to bring attention and respect to Santa Barbara as a great running community.

Special Event

Elings Terrain Festival Added to SBAA’s Portfolio of Races

The SBAA has taken on the management of the popular Elings Terrain Festival.  This great multi-race event raises funds for the the three local public HS XC programs as well as Elings Park trail maintenance.  Paul Bradford, the architect of the annual event will continue to serve as an advisor. Be sure to check out all of the information at: https://sbrunning.org/elings. Read More »

Become a member of the SBAA and support the SB Running Community

  Membership not only provides you with some great discounts such as 10% off at the Santa Barbara Running Company and a cool technical trucker hat, it helps build a strong and vibrant running community.  The SBAA provides critical support to the Club West Junior High School Cross Country Program, Special Olympics of Santa Barbara Track and Field athletes, and High School Cross Country and Tra... Read More »

What's New

Fox Fall Cross Country Race 2018

Results for Fox Fall Cross Country Race 2018: https://raceresults.egnyte.com/dl/6ZJz5AmLI0 Read More »

Carpinteria Avocado Run 2018

Results from Carpinteria Avocado Run:  https://raceresults.egnyte.com/dl/iwa6t8QK8y Read More »

Lemon Run 2018

Results for 5K & 10K Lemon Run 2018: https://raceresults.egnyte.com/dl/iwa6t8QK8y Read More »

Pier to Peak

Results – Pier to Peak 2018: https://goo.gl/DDQPEV Read More »

McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events 2018

Results – McConnell’s Endurance Events 2018:  https://goo.gl/k8gA2e Read More »

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SBAA Profiles

SBAA Interview with Mike Desmond as he gets ready for the Boston Marathon!

SBAA Interview with Mike Desmond as he gets ready for the Boston Marathon!

Liz North

Liz North

Bill Bittancourt

Bill Bittancourt

XC National Runner Profile: Lauren Capone

XC National Runner Profile: Lauren Capone