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2016 SB Veterans Day Half Marathon Road Closure Information

11.03.2015

2016 Program Guide

Event debuts new course starting at UC-Santa Barbara, taking runners past Goleta Beach before turning inland toward the Mesa community and the World's Most Beautiful Finish Line at Leadbetter Beach on Santa Barbara's waterfront

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon 2016 is set for Saturday, November 12. The annual community event with participants from all over the country and world is the largest running event in Santa Barbara taking thousands runners from the seaside campus of UC-Santa Barbara, past Goleta Beach and onto Route 217, before heading inland toward the Mesa and the spectacular Santa Barbara waterfront finish line at Leadbetter Beach.

2016 Road Closures & Information
The following is traffic information for Saturday, November 12, 2016 in the Goleta and Santa Barbara areas. Organizing an event this size takes the coordination of multiple area organizations and we thank everyone involved as well as the Goleta and Santa Barbara community for supporting all the participants on their journey.

SAFETY
The Goleta Sheriff, CHP and Santa Barbara Police Departments will be directing traffic, while course monitors will assist in the safety of runners, walkers and community residents. Be aware that unforeseen circumstances could temporarily dictate a change to the plans.

ISLA VISTA Information (4:30am–7:30am)

  • Ward Memorial, Route 217 Southbound (outbound Campus) will be CLOSED between 4:30am–7:30am.

GOLETA Information

  • Ward Memorial, Route 217 EXPECT DELAYS from 7:10am–7:45am
  • Patterson Avenue North and Southbound traffic EXPECT DELAYS 7:00am–8:00am

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Information

  • Patterson Ave North and Southbound Traffic EXPECT DELAYS 7:00am–8:00am
  • Puente Drive / More Mesa Drive / Bike Path EXPECT DELAYS 7:25am–9:00am
  • Arroyo Road south of Nueces EXPECT DELAYS 7:25am–9:00am
  • Nueces Drive EXPECT DELAYS 7:25am–9:00am
  • Nueces Drive / Nogal Drive EXPECT DELAYS 7:30am–9:00am

SANTA BARBARA CITY Information (7:00am–12:00pm)

Temporary road closures and information in Santa Barbara are from 7:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016:

  • Modoc Road – from Hollister Ave to Las Positas Road, eastbound CLOSED from 7:00am–10:30am; westbound open.
  • Las Positas Road – from Modoc Road to Cliff Drive, southbound CLOSED from 7:30am–11:00am; northbound open.
  • Cliff Drive – from Las Positas Road to Oliver Road, eastbound CLOSED from 7:30am–11:00am; westbound open.
  • Meigs Road / Shoreline Drive – from Elise Way to La Marina Dr., eastbound CLOSED from 7:30am–11:00am; westbound open.
  • From La Marina Dr. to Loma Alta Dr., both east and westbound CLOSED from 6:00am–11:00am.
  • Loma Alta Drive to Shoreline Drive on Cliff Drive going east both east and westbound are open.

SANTA BARBARA Modoc / Las Positas Area Information (7:00am–12:00pm)

In the Modoc Road and Los Positas area the following plan is in place from 7:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016:

  • Modoc Road: eastbound CLOSED from Hollister Ave to Las Positas Road, westbound open.
  • Las Positas Road: southbound CLOSED from Modoc Road to Cliff Drive, northbound open.
  • Calle de Los Amigos: enter / exit to westbound Modoc.
  • Ferrara Way: enter only from westbound Modoc.
  • Palermo Road: exit only onto westbound Modoc.
  • Veronica Springs Road (at Modoc): enter only from westbound Modoc.
  • Veronica Springs Road (at Las Positas Road): enter / exit except for southbound Las Positas which is CLOSED.

SANTA BARBARA Mesa Area Information (7:00am–12:00pm)

In the Mesa area the following plan is in place from 7:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016:

  • Cliff Drive: eastbound CLOSED; westbound open.
  • Meigs Road & Shoreline Ave: eastbound CLOSED from Elise Way, westbound open.
  • Mesa Lane: Exit: 1) left to westbound Cliff Dr. or 2) right to left turn lane to left on Flora Vista. Enter: left turn from westbound Cliff Dr.
  • Cooper Road & Mohawk Road: CLOSED.
  • Palisades Road: Exit: left only to westbound.
  • Cliff Dr. Enter: from westbound Cliff Dr.
  • Oliver Road & Cliff Drive: limited exit for traffic on east side of Oliver and north side of Elise Way.
  • Oliver Road & Elise Way: enter southbound Oliver from westbound Elise Way.
  • Oliver Road (south of Elise Way): follow detours and exit on Palisades.

About the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon
Locally owned and operated, the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon, set for Saturday, November 12, 2016, is the premier running event on California’s scenic Central Coast. The 8th event edition features a Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, an inspiring Veterans Final Mile tribute and a spectacular finish at Leadbetter Beach.

For more information, visit sbmarathon.com or info@sbmarathon.com and follow us on Twitter @runsbmarathon, Instagram @runsbmarathon and Facebook @santabarbaramarathon and use hashtag #RunAmericasRiviera.