Santa Barbara International Marathon & Half Marathon

Santa Barbara, CA is gearing up for one of the city’s biggest annual events – the International Marathon and Half Marathon.

The weekend-long celebration will take place November 8th-10th in the scenic sea-side community best known as the American Riviera. Beginning Friday, there will be a Health & Fitness Expo with exhibitors showcasing the latest in technology, travel, and fitness.

On Saturday, runners will head out for one of the most challenging athletic endeavors of their lives. But their surroundings will surely help them stay motivated. The marathon’s coastal course boasts both mountain and ocean views, and a 2-mile decent towards the ocean, which funnels to the race’s finish line. Following the race, marathoners can partake in a celebration at Santa Barbara City College from 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, which includes live entertainment, food and beverages.

Runners and their friends and family looking to relax after the race will enjoy the tranquility of Pacifica Suites. The all-suite hotel has plenty of room to recuperate, plus a refreshing pool and nightly wine and cheese reception to help satiate runners after all that exertion.  To make a reservation call (805) 683-6722 or visit

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