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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 59°F (15°C)
Average High: 73°F (22°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.75
Course Score: 98.90

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: No Results
2016: No Results

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Located in Southern California's "American Riviera," the Santa Barbara Marathon's point-to-point course begins in the Goleta Valley, winds through Santa Barbara's Mesa community, and finishes with a two-mile descent to the Pacific Ocean.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.

Its Course Score of 98.90 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon a PR Score of 98.75. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in California.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 187 feet (57m)
Min Elevation: 9 feet (2m)


Recent Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon Reviews

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review of 2012 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon.   

0 / 5 Stars


Race organizers were great to deal with on some specific requests that I had. Buses to the race start were a bit of a zoo--races started late because no one could get there in time due to lack of the right number of buses to support the races--hopefully that is fixed for 2013!

Race Tips

The course though very sustained and pretty forgiving for the first 18 miles really gets tough with the final hills...a negative split is hard to run time-wise; effort wise, a negative split is likely to be about 4-10 mins. slower on the back half when compared to a similiar overall "effort" on the more forgiving front half when your legs are fresh and the course is more flat.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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