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

Semana Nautica 15K, 5K and 1.5 Dog Dash

Celebrate 4th of July at one of the West Coast’s classic races, the oldest 15K in the country.  We will be back at Elings Park this year due to the rave reviews from 2017! Enjoy the scenic trails with epic views of the Channel Islands.  Bring the whole family with a 15K, 5K, Dog 1.5K AND pancake breakfast. Patriotic attire recommended for all, dogs too!  Hikers and walkers are welcome for the 5K a... 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

Vicki’s 3000 Results

The 2018 Vicki’s 3000 had fast times on a beautiful June day on the Westmont campus.  Thank you to Race Director Dave Odell who put on the annual track race.  All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.   Vicki’s 3000 Results 9-Jun-18 Place Bib # First Name Last Name Gender Age Time Heat 1 344 Joseph Pearlman M 15 9:40 1 2 349 Todd Booth M 48 9:41 1 3 343 Austin Janisch M 20 10:17... Read More »

State Street Mile Caps Off Sizzling Weekend of Running Action

Clark, Van Der Wyk Win State Street Mile Titles Event record 11 men go sub-4 minutes at the “fastest mile in the west”; 19th edition draws 1,200 entrants; race proceeds go to Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Crime Victim Emergency Fund SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (June 3, 2018) – On a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in downtown Santa Barbara, Connor Clark of Mill Valley, Calif. and Tracee van der Wyk ... Read More »

Gaucho Gallop 5K 2018

Link to Gaucho Gallop 5K results:  https://goo.gl/yuUvMT Read More »

SBAA Group Runs: Coming to a Monday Evening Near You!

Join us Mondays at 6:00pm for a casual group run.  All paces and levels are invited.  We meet at the southern end of  Turnpike Road (where the bike path starts).  For more information contact us at info@sbrunning.org. Read More »

Friday, April 13: Santa Barbara Elite Miles presented by HOKA ONE ONE

Friday, April 13: Santa Barbara Elite Miles presented by HOKA ONE ONE

  Come check out the assault on the first sub-4 men’s track Mile in Santa Barbara and an attempt at a sub-4:30 women’s Mile this Friday at Santa Barbara City College under the lights. Some of the best Milers from around the country will take aim at these two coveted milestones. 8:40pm Mixed Masters Mile: Aeron Arlin Genet takes aim at the American Record in the women’s 50+ Mile of 5:15.55 set... Read More »

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SBAA Profiles

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis

Andrea McLarty

Andrea McLarty

XC National Runner Profile: Cindy Abrami

XC National Runner Profile: Cindy Abrami

SBAA Interview with Jana McKee as she gets ready for the Boston Marathon!

SBAA Interview with Jana McKee as she gets ready for the Boston Marathon!