Santa Barbara and the adjoining Santa Ynez Valley offers the ideal destination running experience. Held in early May on Mother’s Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to visit this haven for outdoor recreation.The area has plenty to offer including beach and ocean activities, hiking, biking and running trails, historic towns and missions, plenty of shopping and restaurant options, and an abundance of wineries and tasting rooms.
And you’ll LOVE this scenic course that runs from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into the Danish-settled town of Solvang. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a weekend full of activities in this bucolic setting and celebrate in style at the expanded post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay. Form a team of six or more. Run with, or for, your mother. But be warned…this race is habit forming and sells out early!
|2nd Male||1:16:30||Zach Schock||36||Carpintería, Ca|
|3rd Male||1:19:03||Victor Cortes||40||Oxnard, Ca|
|4th Male||1:19:05||David Jackson||42||Santa Barbara, Ca|
|Female||1:26:50||Larissa Kolasinski||25||Issaquah, Wa|
|2nd Female||1:27:51||Lindsey Young||38||Long Beach, Ca|
|3rd Female||1:31:04||Tera Knott||41||Costa Mesa, Ca|
|4th Female||1:32:32||Jamie Dodd||24||Beverly Hills, ca|
|M 40-49||1:19:03||Victor Cortes||40||Oxnard, ca|
|F 40-49||1:31:04||Tera Knott||41||Costa Mesa, ca|
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.