Race Info
Race Info

This race sells out early and has a limited field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination road racing experience possible. Ancillary events and other activities are planned for our guests before and after the race, and we encourage spending time in the area to take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer. Santa Barbara County and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.


Your confirmation email will be issued by Active.com on our behalf. The email contains your Confirmation ID used to edit your registration or make additional purchases. Should you have lost your registration or are experiencing technical issues with your registration, email your request to [email protected] or call 877-228-4881.

Packet Pickup

1. Race Expo on Friday May 11, 2018

We recommend that you pick up your race packet at the Race Expo, which is FREE and open to the public. At the Race Expo you will receive your bib, timing chip, shirt and other race information. Exhibitor booths, sampling, merchandise sales, seminars, wine tasting and other events are typically held at the Race Expo. All Race Expo details can be found at the Race Expo page. Your packet will be available for pickup on race day if you cannot attend for any reason for a service charge of $15.

Cost: FREE
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Solvang Park

If you are not able to make it to the Race Expo on Friday, May 11th, there are two other paid services provided for packet pickup.

2. Early Packet Pickup at Santa Barbara Running Co. on Thursday May 10, 2018

The Early Packet Pickup service is provided as a special service for those runners living or staying in or near downtown Santa Barbara that prefer to receive their packets early and not drive to the expo in Solvang. Participants receive a discount on purchases at Santa Barbara Running Company.

Sign up for this service in conjunction with registration, or after registration, by purchasing through Race Extras. Service fee includes packet pick up for runner and one friend. Must bring photo ID for each bib picked up. Your packet will be available for pickup at the Expo and on race day if you cannot attend for any reason.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Santa Barbara Running Company -110 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

3. Race Day Packet Pickup on Saturday May 12, 2018

The Race Day Packet Pickup service is provided at the will-call table near the start area. Runners using the Race Day Packet Pickup service should plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the race. Bibs and chips will be handed out before the race; shirts must be picked up from the merchandise booth after the race in the finish festival. Sign up for this service in conjunction with registration, or after registration by using this link, logging into your MyEvents account, and selecting Purchase Merchandise. Packets will also be available at the Race Expo if you sign-up for this service.

Cost: $15
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 5:30am to 6:30am
Location: 3558 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460


Please line up at the start according to your pace. Elite runners will be positioned at the front with runners lining up behind them by mile pace. Please look for the pace signs posted along the start chute to guide your position. Please do not line up ahead of your pace time! This is chip timed so your time will officially begin when you cross the timing mat at the start line. Top 3 overall are on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!

Cones on the Roadways
ALWAYS stay inside right of the cones on the roadways, unless signs or chalk indicate otherwise. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and could result in disqualification.
Roller Blades, Skateboards, Animals & Bicycles
NO roller blades, skateboards, animals or bicycles on course without permission. Baby strollers designed for runners are permitted but must begin at the back of the starting line.
Portable music
Portable music with headphones are allowed but must be kept at low volume so runners can hear approaching traffic and verbal instructions from law enforcement and volunteers. Failure to abide may result in DQ.

Please obey law enforcement officers and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.


Expo and Festival Location: Solvang Park – behind the Visitor’s Center

Bus transportation is provided from select locations to the Start Line. There is return bus service from the Finish Line to those original locations.

See our Transportation Schedule to view bus times, locations, and other parking information.


There are no registration refunds. However, if you are not able to use your registration for any reason you have two options to consider. The second option is described in the section below.

Pay a $50 fee to defer your registration to any Destination Races event open for registration within the 2018 Race Series (except Napa-to-Sonoma).

The deferral policy applies to any Destination Races event within a 12-month period (registration for the race must still be open and not sold out). You must process your deferral at least 7 days prior to the race. No deferrals will be accepted for any reason once we are within 7 days of the race.

Transfers + Credits

Pay a $20 fee to transfer your registration to another individual.

Transfers may be processed up to and including the Race Expo (Cost $20) and must be initiated by the person seeking to transfer their registration.

To complete the process, the original registrant will navigate to https://myevents.active.com, will locate their race registration, and will select “Transfer to another athlete.” After selecting this option, they will be prompted to enter the new participant’s email address on the following page. The new participant will then be invited to claim the transfer via email where they will be directed to checkout on Active.com.

Once the new participant has accepted and checked out with the registration, the original participant will be refunded their registration, less the $20 transfer fee. The new runner will be provided a bib and packet.

Transfer Prior to April 22

On or after April 22

The person receiving the transfer must process transfers at the Race Expo. The new runner should get the necessary info from the original registrant, fill out the Transfer Form, and bring it to the the expo where they will pay for their registration. Once received, the original participant’s registration refund will be processed and they will receive the refund less the $20 transfer fee.

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May 12, 2018

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