Santa Barbara Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, November 3, 2024 Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Half Marathon & 5k in Santa Barbara, CA

In support of Youth Runners, the Santa Barbara Half Marathon & 5k, presented by HOKA, is an incredible race day weekend for the entire family to come out and enjoy. 

Large Crowds. Highlighting two world-renowned streets of the American Riviera, notably Cabrillo Blvd and State Street, runners will enjoy incredible waterfront views before embarking on an adventurous journey throughout downtown Santa Barbara. 

From historic landmarks to natural Californian scenery, there’s a reason that this event brings out thousands of runners from around the world. 

Starting at 7:00 a.m. sharp, the Santa Barbara Half Marathon kicks runners off along Shroeline Drive turning around at Meigs Road. Onward along Shoreline Drive in the opposite direction, runners persist through Cabrillo Blvd turning around at Channel Drive. 

Back along Cabrillo Blvd, runners continue forth toward State Street before turning around for the final descent toward the finish line. 

As for what you can expect from your personal race kit, all participants will receive a finisher’s medal and a longsleeve tech shirt. Participants can also expect to enjoy a fully supported race course, an indulgent after-party festival, and several divisional awards for those who finish highest in their respective age groups. 

The half marathon race has a 3-hour 30-minute time limit, 8 fully-stocked aid stations throughout, and wave starts to accommodate the large crowds. 

Race Weather & Climate

Santa Barbara, California, is a coastal city located in Santa Barbara County, approximately 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Renowned for its Mediterranean-style architecture, scenic beauty, and cultural attractions, Santa Barbara offers residents and visitors a luxurious coastal lifestyle with access to the amenities and cultural vibrancy of Los Angeles. Its prime location on the California coast makes it a highly sought-after destination for those seeking a sophisticated, beachside retreat with proximity to a major city.

On November 3rd in Santa Barbara, CA, you can anticipate average high temperatures of 73-77°F and average low temperatures of 56-60°F. This date falls in late summer, offering warm and comfortable weather. Rainfall during this period is typically minimal, contributing to a dry and pleasant late summer atmosphere in the city.

Santa Barbara Half Marathon Race Results

Santa Barbara Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Santa Barbara Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM PST.

The time limit for the half marathon is 3.5 hours.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Santa Barbara Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

$99+ for the Half Marathon

$49+ for the 5k

Santa Barbara Half Marathon Race Website

Santa Barbara Half Marathon Website

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