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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

Sat 11th May 2019 • by Motiv Running
Solvang, California, US

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Tickets $110–$200

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  • Undulating
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • 2200 participants

From the organiser

Join us on Mothers Day Weekend this year for an unforgettable Wine-Cation at the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. This gorgeous route takes you through the Santa Ynez Valley and finishes in Solvang with a one-of-a-kind Wine and Music post-race festival where well have live music and over 20 wineries pouring to celebrate you!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:00am Sat 11th May 2019
    $110–$135
    Tickets available
  2. Relay

    Run 13.1mi
    7:00am Sat 11th May 2019
    $165–$200
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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What’s Included

A commemorative Wine Glass and wristband are required to enter the Wine Tasting Area of the Post Race Festival. All registered runners 21+ may purchase (1) additional glasses for a guest. All Wine & Music Festival attendees must be 21+. Space is limited and Wine Glasses sell out every year, please plan ahead and purchase early.

Runners may Pre-Purchase a commemorative Silipint and 1 beer for themselves and for up to 3 guests to enjoy at the Post Race Wine and Music Festival. Silipints are picked up at the “Wine Glass” tent at the end of the race. Please have your guests with you at that time and everyone must be prepared to show photo ID for verification of age. Additional beer tickets will be available to purchase at the event.

Course Details

Prepare to take a scenic journey on this 13.1-mile course that winds through the Santa Ynez Valley bordered by vineyards and the Sierra Madre Mountains. The course starts in downtown Santa Ynez, then passes through the quaint town of Los Olivos, making its way up Corkscrew Hill before the beautiful run down Ballard Canyon to the grand finish on Copenhagen Drive in the heart of historic Solvang. Along the way you’ll wind through clusters of horse ranches, fruit orchards, lavender farms and vineyards.

For those relay runners:

See the course map above to see the split of the 1st and 2nd Legs of the 2-person relay. Split the distance and share the glory as the 1st runner’s relay leg is treated as a Finish Line. At the Relay Exchange at Alamo Pintado, the 1st runner will receive their medal, recovery goody bag, and will have access to transportation from the transition to the Festival.

Raceday Logistics

Race Day Packet Pickup on Saturday May 11, 2019

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 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.

Travel

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

 

Kit List

There is no specific kit list for this race

Spectators

There are 3 primary areas to view the race.

The start in downtown Santa Ynez. Grab a cup of coffee and breakfast at the local coffee house or restaurant (Longhorn) on Sagunto St. and then watch the runners make their way through the start structure onto Edison then Tivola onto Meadowvale heading north. Park the dested event dirt parking lots off Edison.

Watch the runners come up Grand Ave into downtown Los Olivos. They will take a left at the flagpole and head west towards Steele Lane and then up Corkscrew Hill into Ballard Canyon. Enter Los Olivos via Hwy 154 and park along the streets on the east side of of town. You can find breakfast spots and coffee in Los Olivos too.

The finish on Copenhagen Drive. Join the crowd and cheer the runners on as they make they way down from Atterdag onto Copenhagen for the final sprint (or shuffle) to the finish line just before 1st St. Then greet the runners as they exit the Recovery Tent food & beverage line and enjoy the post-race Wine & Music Festival, awards ceremony and exhibitor booths.

Volunteers

The majority of our volunteers come from partnering non-profit organizations on national, regional and local levels. Nearly 200 volunteers are needed to stage this event, and opportunities are available in a number of positions including registration check-in at the Race EXPO, course monitors, wine glass distribution, bag check, recovery tent and medical support.

FAQs
Roller Blades, Skateboards, Animals & BicyclesNO 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 musicPortable 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.

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