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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

  • Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Start Time
7:00 AM
Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara and the adjoining Santa Ynez Valley offer the ideal destination running experience. Held in early May on Mothers Day weekend, its the perfect time to visit this haven for outdoor recreation. The area has plenty to offer including beach and ocean activities, hiking, biking and running trails, historic towns and missions, plenty of shopping and restaurant options, and an abundance of wineries and tasting rooms. And youll LOVE this scenic course that runs from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into the Danish-settled town of Solvang.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a weekend full of activities in this bucolic setting and celebrate in style at the expanded post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay. Form a team of six or more. Run with, or for, your mother. But be warnedthis race is habit forming and sells out early!

Course Info

Prepare to take a scenic journey on this 13.1-mile course that winds through the Santa Ynez Valley bordered by vineyards and the Sierra Madre Mountains. The course starts in downtown Santa Ynez, then passes through the quaint town of Los Olivos, making its way up Corkscrew Hill before the beautiful run down Ballard Canyon to the grand finish on Copenhagen Drive in the heart of historic Solvang. Along the way youll wind through clusters of horse ranches, fruit orchards, lavender farms and vineyards.

This course is certified by USTAF; the Certification number is CA08004R. This course is located less than 30 miles from downtown Santa Barbara and accessible via Hwy 101 through Buellton or CA-154 through Santa Ynez.


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