Santa Barbara Wine Country

Half Marathon

MAY 7, 2016

Santa Barbara and the adjoining Santa Ynez Valley offer 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!
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May 7, 2016

Run through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, located just northeast of Santa Barbara's renowned beaches and downtown. Get lost wandering the hiking, biking, and running trails, historic towns and missions, and taste at the region's top wineries and tasting rooms.


June 4, 2016

This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of bucolic Doukenie Winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates. Hiddencroft Vineyards is the midpoint in the course, complete with a water and wine stop.


July 17, 2016

Runners from around the world flock to this scenic vineyard course that sold out in just 17 minutes this year. Plan a relaxing weekend in wine country infused with amazing food and wine events at some of the region’s most dynamic, historic, and respected wineries.


August 13, 2016

Less than an hour from Portland, this thriving wine region is a favorite of Pinot Noir lovers and romantics who desire a calming experience. Activities span the entire weekend, including the race expo held at the magnificent Evergreen Aviation Museum.


September 4, 2016

Kelowna is the centerpiece city in the Okanagan Valley, a year-round recreational paradise in BC, Canada. This emerging wine region is set amongst beautiful mountains and a magnificent lake bathed in abundant sunshine for ideal growing conditions.


Sept. 17, 2016

Our lush course starts at historic Chateau Ste. Michelle and passes through the four unique districts that comprise Woodinville Wine Country. You'll finish alongside the Sammamish River for a festival featuring fabulous wines, local microbrews, and more!


October 29, 2016

This end of wine harvest and Halloween themed race runs through the renowned Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys in late October when the weather is ideal for running and the autumn-colored vineyards glow in the warm sunshine.

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Destination Races, Wine Country Half Marathon Series
  • Santa Barbara

    MAY 7

  • Virginia

    JUNE 4

  • Napa to Sonoma

    JULY 17

  • Oregon

    AUGUST 13

  • Kelowna

    SEPT 4

  • SEPT 17

  • Healdsburg

    OCTOBER 29