2016 Participant Information

Join us for one of the world’s most beautiful starting and finishing lines! Run America’s Riviera on Saturday, November 12, 2016! Take in the Pacific Ocean views and breeze. This course starts and ends at Leadbetter Beach, leading through its beautiful Mesa, up and down Santa Barbara’s famous bike paths, toward Montecito and back to Leadbetter Beach. This waterfront course is a favorite, with one easy start and finish location. We invite you to an unforgettable 3 day weekend in Santa Barbara.

The new course is perfect for highly competitive and casual runners alike to enjoy.

The race begins on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00am. Starts and Finishes at Leadbetter beach. Relay legs must provide their own transportation.

The cut off time for this course is 4 hours or 18:18/mi pace.

All registered runners in the Half Marathon & Relay will be chip timed.

The  Santa Barbara International 1/2 Marathon is operated in partnership with many non-profits, and provide unique opportunities for promotion, growth and visibility.


The Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center Half Marathon Relay is open to all runners in teams of 2. It’s the perfect opportunity for companies small and large to develop camaraderie, where family and friends come together and support one another, or for non-profits to motivate supporters in a fitness fundraising campaign.


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  • AppFolio Corporate Relay Teams
  • Female / Male / Co-Ed Teams
  • Military and Veterans Teams 
  • Wounded Warrior Teams


  • A Team Captain will create a team and pay the team registration fee. Team captains will automatically be registered as a team member when they register and do not have to register again as a team member.
  • Team members will sign-up under the “Team Member” category and select their team name to join the Team Captain.


Companies interested in supporting their employees in the AppFolio Corporate Relay are encouraged to contact the race via email at Corporate pricing is available for company relay teams as well as FREE training for the relay legs in partnership with Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center and The LAB, a science-based sports-performance facility in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.


  • Top 3 All-Male Teams
  • Top 3 All-Female Teams
  • Top 3 Co-Ed Teams
  • Top 3 Corporate Teams: for corporate discount packages email
  • Top 3 Military / Veterans Teams
  • Top 3 Wounded Warrior Teams

Teams may double dip with other award categories. Example: finish in the top 3 Military / Veterans as well as the Co-Ed team.

Event FAQs & Contact


The relay will begin at the same time as the1/2Marathon (7:00am at Leadbetter Beach) and will start and follow the 1/2 Marathon course and consist of teams of 2. The relay legs are as follows:

  • FIRST: 5 Miles 
  • SECOND: 8.1 miles 

All registered runners in the Half Marathon & Relay will be chip timed.

Relay teams must run the entire half marathon course. Transitions from one relay team member to another may occur only by passing the timing chip and anklet to your teammate within the relay transition zones.

Only the team member running Leg 2 will be permitted to cross the timing mat at the finish line. The entire team may not cross the finish line together because of recording issues with the timing mats. The Leg 2 runner may collect the finishers medals for both members.


At the relay transition zone, a spotter will be positioned in advance of the transition zone and will look for black relay bibs. Bib numbers of approaching runners will be radioed to a volunteer at the transition zone who will call out the numbers and have an estimate of when to expect the approaching runner for your team. Only runners whose team member has been spotted will be permitted into the relay transition zone — which will be positioned along the side of the course. Handoffs must occur within the relay transition zone. One timing chip will be provided for each team, which must be handed off within the transition zone to your team member. 

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