2017 Participant Information

The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon is not to be missed!

Run Santa Barbara on Saturday, November 11, 2017! Take in the Pacific Ocean views and breeze. The course winds through the Mesa, up and down Santa Barbara's famous bike paths, toward Montecito and back to Chase Palm Park (Oceanside). This waterfront course is a favorite, with one easy start and finish location. We invite you to spend an unforgettable 3 day weekend in Santa Barbara. 2017 specific information will be available in the weeks leading up to our 9th edition.

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 11 at 7:00am. ***Start at the Chase Palm Park, 300 block of Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The finish is the same location at Chase Palm Park, 300 block of Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

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.

Relay legs must provide their own transportation.

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

All registered Relays will be chip timed with an anklet that must be passed and is shared with the team members.


  • 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 Capt.

  • Top 3 All-Male Teams
  • Top 3 All-Female Teams
  • Top 3 Co-Ed Teams
  • Top 3 Corporate Teams
  • 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.



The relay will begin at the same time as the Half Marathon (7:00am at Leadbetter Beach) and will start and follow the 1/2 Marathon course and consist of up to 4 teammates.

The registered teams in the Relay will pass and share one timing anklet that must be passed within the transition zones. The anklet must be worn around the ankle.

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

The team member running anchor Leg 4 ONLY 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, and also out of consideration to other runners attempting to finish. The Leg 4 runner may collect the finishers medals for the team.

Leadoff: Leg 1 Chase Palm Park to Mile 3 Elise Way (3Miles)

Leg 2 Elise Way to Chase Palm Park (4Miles)

Leg 3 Chase Palm Park to Biltmore Turnaround (3Miles)

Anchor Leg 4 Biltmore Turnaround to Chase Palm Park (3Miles)

(Distances after the first leg are rounded) 


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 anklet will be provided for each team, which must be handed off within the transition zone to your team member. 

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