Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon

Saturday, November 11, 2017 • Santa Barbara, CA • Course Map

activeregisterKnown 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.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

7:00 AM


  • $100 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon, register online at here.


Official Race Website


Ever run in the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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1 comment… add one
  • TZ November 13, 2016, 11:35 pm

    This race was the worst organized race. Distance was off by almost 1/4 mile too long, not enough water stops at all, website is a mess and not updated for current year, no race medals, friend won his age group and got a t shirt from last years race. For the price paid for this race I expected a lot more. Very very disappointed. Will never run this race again. The money we paid better have gone to the veterans.


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