Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon & Half History

The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon (2009-14) & Half Marathon (2010-16) has a rich history in our community. Below find event records, race champions, fun facts, legacy runners and more!

EVENT RECORDS
Half Marathon

  • 1:06:24, Julian de Rubira (USA / CA), 2010
  • 1:15:00, Alvina Begay (USA / AZ), 2012

Marathon

  • 2:22:29, Moninda Marube (KEN), 2011
  • 2:42:45, Elisa Karhu (FIN), 2013

Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon Champions (2010-16)
MEN

2016 Bradley Apodaca, 20, (USA, Santa Barbara, CA),1:13.24**, youngest male Half Marathon Champion

2015 Moninda Marube, 36, (KEN), 1:08:41*, oldest male Half Marathon champion

2014 Moninda Marube, 35, (KEN), 1:13:31

2013 Aaron Sharp, 33, (USA / CA), 1:07:58

2012 Geoffrey Terer, 35, (KEN), 1:07:00

2011 Joshua Glaab, 28, (USA / CO), 1:06:27

2010 Julian de Rubira, 22, (USA / CA), 1:06:24, event record

*new course

**Santa Barbara Course, Leadbetter Start and Finish

WOMEN

2016 Lauren Capone, 28, (USA, Santa Barbara, CA), 1:22.28**, youngest female Half Marathon Champion  

2015 Kelly Couch, 38, (USA / CA), 1:22:48*, oldest female Half Marathon champion

2014 Rita Beynon, 35, (USA / CA), 1:27:29

2013 Jill Himlan, 29, (USA / CA), 1:22:27,

2012 Alvina Begay, 32, (USA / AZ), 1:15:00, event record

2011 Liana Bernard, 30, (USA / CA), 1:20:42

2010 Andrea McLarty, 33, (USA / CA), 1:21:07

*new course

** Santa Barbara Course, Leadbetter Start and Finish

Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon Champions (2009-14)
MEN

  • 2014 Sammy Cheruiyot Mutai, 36, (KEN), 2:31:40, oldest male Marathon champion
  • 2013 Peter Kemboi, 33, (KEN), 2:32:11
  • 2012 Abraham Kogo, 32, (KEN), 2:23:11
  • 2011 Moninda Marube, 32, (KEN), 2:22:29, event record
  • 2010 Moninda Marube, 31, (KEN), 2:25:50
  • 2009 Carlos Handler, 27, (USA / CA), 2:24:49, youngest male Marathon champion

WOMEN

  • 2014 Paige Burgin, 22, (USA / CA), 3:06:39
  • 2013 Elisa Karhu (FIN), 21, 2:42:45, event record and youngest Marathon champion
  • 2012 Paige Higgins, 30, (USA / CO), 2:48:35
  • 2011 Laura Turner, 38, (USA / CA), 3:03:30, oldest Marathon champion
  • 2010 Liz Gottlieb, 35, (USA / CA), 3:01:08
  • 2009 Andrea McLarty, 32, (USA / CA), 2:52:24

FUN FACT

  • Moninda Marube has won four Santa Barbara Marathon events: twice Half Marathon in 2014-15 and the Marathon in 2010-11 (also only champion to defend race title).

Nine Legacy Runners who have finished all 6 Half Marathon editions (2010-15)

  • John Brennand, 80, Santa Barbara, CA, 3:23:00
  • Bill Caylor, 68, Solano Beach, CA, 3:06:26
  • Julie Chacko, 43, Santa Barbara, CA, 1:53:32
  • Bridget Harrington, 41, Santa Barbara, CA, 2:19:23
  • Russ Jones, 67, Santa Barbara, CA, 1:39:22
  • Terri Rice, 55, Arroyo Grande, CA, 2:53:00
  • John Sim, 44, Goleta, CA, 1:32:20
  • Reyna Talanian, 44, Goleta, CA, 1:57:05
  • Gary Wente, 68, Pasadena, CA, 3:14:02

MARATHON LEGACY RUNNERS (2009-14)
8 runners who have completed all 6 Marathon editions

FIRST LAST CITY ST
Caleb Bautista San Diego
CA
John Cowart Simi Valley CA
Paula Hamilton Ontario CA
Ralm Jung* Riverside CA
John Priester Santa Barbara CA
James Roth* Thousand Oaks CA
Staci Roth* Thousand Oaks CA
George Sakelariev* Santa Barbara CA

*also completed 2015 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon