Saturday, November 11, 2017 • Santa Barbara, CA • Course Map
Known for its gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the signature Spanish Colonial architectural style of many of its buildings and homes — which has been featured in countless movies, from the 1967 Dustin Hoffman classic The Graduate to 2009’s It’s Complicated — Santa Barbara offers both natural and man-made scenery aplenty at its annual fall half marathon.
The half marathon — which had just over 2,200 finishers in last year’s race — features a course that starts just past the mid-way point of the full marathon, and joins up with the 26.2-mile course around the 2 1/2-mile point of the half.
Runners in the half marathon will run a course that starts at Leadbetter Beach and heads east along Shoreline Dr. past the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and onto Cabrillo Blvd. The course will take runners through multiple parks such as Chase Palm Park and Cabrillo Park, keeping the water on their right at all times.
The course takes a right onto Channel Dr. which takes them down to Fairway Rd and back onto Channel Dr for the turnaround point at Butterfly Beach. The course then follows the same route on Cabrillo Blvd back towards the start, but head past it into Shoreline Park with a short loop around West Mesa for the last few miles of the race before heading back towards the finish line, next to the start at Leadbetter Beach.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the Southern California coastline, about a two-hour drive west from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara typically sees very dry weather in the late summer and early fall. In November, temperatures average between 49°F and 69°F, while rainfall totals average just under 1.5 inches for the month.
On race day (Nov. 11), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 70ºF.
- 2016 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Results
- $100 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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