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Santa Barbara Veteran's Day Marathon and Half

Saturday, November 07, 2015 at 11:48 AM — 11:48 AM
Santa Barbara Veteran's Day Marathon and Half

Run Santa Barbara on Saturday, November 7, 2015! From the orchards of Goleta to the beautiful finish along the Pacific Ocean, featuring a unique Veterans Final Mile, we invite you to spend an unforgettable weekend in Santa Barbara. 2015 specific information will be available in the weeks leading up to our 7th edition.

Marathon

The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon presented by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation offers a uniquely California course, beginning in the orchards of Goleta, winding past the beautiful UC-Santa Barbara campus and culminating with a stunning two-mile long descent to the Pacific Ocean. With an optimal mix of flat, rolling and downhill segments, with only one major half-mile climb before heading toward the waterfront finish, it as great place to grab a fast time or even a coveted Boston Marathon qualifying mark!

Supporting you all along the way will not only be a pacer for every Boston Marathon qualifying mark, but also a wonderful community of supporters all along the 26.2 mile USATF certified route and the Veterans Final Mile will once again provide an inspirational boost to the finishers completing their 26.2 mile journey. This is an event for elite and casual runners alike to reach their goals!

The race begins on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30am from Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

The cut off time for this course is 6 hours or 13:44/mi pace.

Event FAQs & Contact
View Past Results & Photos
Participant Info
AWARDS

Awards will be given out in the following categories based on official gun time:

Overall Male & Female: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Age Groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over
Wounded Warrior
2014 RACE CHAMPIONS

Sammy Cheruiyot Mutai, 36, (KEN), 2:31:40
Paige Burgin, 22, (USA / CA), 3:06:39
EVENT RECORDS

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


Half Marathon

NEW COURSE in 2015! Join us for one of the world’s most beautiful starting and finishing lines! The Half Marathon will begin on the picturesque campus of UC-Santa Barbara and past Goleta Beach for a unique, awe-inspiring way to start your 13.1 mile beach-to-beach trek.

Your start will head underneath UCSB’s Henley Gate and onto Highway 217, a first for any event, with spectacular views of the Pacific and the Santa Ynez mountains. Runners will head toward the Las Positas Valley before entering the scenic Mesa community overlooking the American Riviera.

The USATF certified 13.1 mile course is a fast course with a downhill start and gentle rolling hills over the first 10 miles before a half-mile climb up Cliff Drive. The final three miles will then descend to the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara’s beautiful Leadbetter Beach Park where the Finish Line Festival awaits and welcomes you.

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

The race begins on Saturday, November 7 at 7:00am from UC-Santa Barbara University Plaza.

The cut off time for this course is 6 hours 15 minutes or 28:37/mi pace.

Event FAQs & Contact
Past Race Results & Photos
The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon is operated in partnership with the Santa Barbara Athletic Association (SBAA) and proceeds of the race benefit the SBAA and schools around the region.

05/13/15 - SB Marathon & Half and SBAA Donate $15,000 to Local High School Track & Field Team (Presidiosports.com)
04/04/14 - SB Marathon to Donate $20,000 to Local Schools (press release)
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AWARDS

Awards will be given out in the following categories based on official gun time:

Overall Male & Female: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Age Groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over
Wounded Warrior
2014 RACE CHAMPIONS

Moninda Marube, 35, (KEN), 1:13:31
Rita Beynon, 35, (USA / CA), 1:27:29
EVENT RECORDS

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


Relay

The Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center Relay is open to all runners in teams of 2-4. 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.

RELAY CATEGORIES

Interested in corporate packages or more information about our military discounts? Email [email protected]

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

REGISTRATION

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.


APPFOLIO CORPORATE RELAY

Companies interested in supporting their employees in the AppFolio Corporate Relay are encouraged to contact the race via email at [email protected] Corporate pricing is available for company relay teams as well as FREE training for the 4-8 mile relay legs in partnership with Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center and The LAB, a science-based sports-performance facility in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

Download Corporate Relay Overview PDF
FREE Corporate Relay Training

AWARDS

Top 3 All-Male Teams
Top 3 All-Female Teams
Top 3 Co-Ed Teams: must contain at least one member of the opposite gender
Top 3 Corporate Teams: for corporate discount packages email [email protected]
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. Tie-breakers will be decided by the team's Half Marathon split.

Event FAQs & Contact

RELAY COURSE

The relay course will start and follow the Marathon course and consist of legs 4-8 miles in distance. The relay legs are as follows:

FIRST: Start Line – 6.4 miles to Elwood School
SECOND: 4.5 miles – Elwood School area to Cathedral Oaks (on road) near La Patera
THIRD: 7.1 miles – La Patera to Bike Path at end of Turnpike, on Bike Path, north of Hidden Oaks Golf Course
ANCHOR: 8.2 miles – Bike Path/Turnpike to Finish Line
Relay teams must run the entire 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.

Relay team members who are running more than one leg do not need to run through the transition zones, but we ask that you acknowledge the relay transition zone volunteers with a wave. This will indicate to volunteers that you are running more than one leg and prevent them from chasing you down for fear that you missed the transition zone.

Only the team member running Leg 4 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 4 runner may collect the finishers medals for each relay team member.

RELAY TRANSITION ZONES 
At each 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 road. 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. A timing mat will be placed at the end of the 2nd leg, which is also the half marathon split. 

TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM TRANSITION ZONES 
Relays are team events, and we encourage you to make race day a true team event by driving to each transition as a team while one member is running. Show some spirit and decorate a team van and stay together, stay safe and have fun! Of course, this means getting up earlier and scrambling to get to the next transition zone on time, but that adds to the fun and excitement of the race and helps build the organization skills to participate in longer and more difficult relay races or that other race we call life! Sharing one van also cuts down on unnecessary driving, traffic and is much easier to park near the finish area, while avoiding the hassle of trading car keys in the transition zone. 

Another advantage of staying together is that only relay teams displaying the relay placard will be permitted to drive to and park at the race start.

Location

beginning in the orchards of Goleta, winding past the beautiful UC-Santa Barbara campus and culminating with a stunning two-mile long descent to the Pacific Ocean. With an optimal mix of flat, rolling and downhill segments, with only one major half-mile c