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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

May 10, 2014 · 7:00AM
3569 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA

Experience the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country as you pass through vineyards, lavender farms, fruit orchards and horse ranches on your way to the finish down Copenhagen Drive in the Danish village of Solvang. Your journey begins in downtown Santa Ynez and transitions into the quaint town of Los Olivos. After Los Olivos, you will hit Corkscrew Hill, a short but steep winding road to the top of Ballard Canyon. The total elevation for Corkscrew Hill, from bottom to top is 150 feet. Then you will run 5 miles downhill until you reach the Chalk Hill area. You hit a short hill or two and then the final mile of the course is mostly downhill or flat into the town of Solvang where spectators will cheer you on down Copenhagen Drive to the finish!

We offer one of the BEST FINISH areas of any race where you can relax while you recover, then celebrate in style at the Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Sample wines from the top vintners while you enjoy the post-race activities. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the weekend in the wine country. Plan to stay and visit the many shops, restaurants, wineries and other offerings of this magnificent valley and the greater Santa Barbara area.