Bus transportation to the start area and back is provided from three locations in the Santa Ynez Valley: Solvang Park, Santa Ynez Valley High School, and the Marriott hotel in Buellton. Please arrive early for bus transportation to avoid lines and note: If the last bus fills up from a location then you may be forced to drive to the start and park, or be dropped off.
From the Santa Barbara area, charter buses will run to and from the Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel in Santa Barbara and the Bacara Resort & Spa. Runners must pre-purchase ($30) passes to secure a space on the Santa Barbara buses during Registration or by adding Race Extras to an existing registration.
Buses to Start Area (Santa Ynez)
Departs every 5-10 minutes for the 4 mile trip.
Mission Dr & 1st St
Solvang, CA 93463
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Departs every 5-10 minutes for the 1 mile trip.
2975 East Highway 146
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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For guests at Marriott.
555 McMurray Road
Buellton, CA 93427
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($30 round trip)
5:15 am-Pickup at Fess Parker
5:30 am-Pickup at Bacara Resort
Must be purchased in advance.Get This Race Extra!
Buses to Relay Transition in Los Olivos
Departs from Solvang Park to relay transition.
Departs from Start Line staging area in Santa Ynez to relay transition.
Buses from Relay Transition to Festival
8:10, 8:25 & 8:40 (Departs Los Olivos to the Finish Line and Festival Area)
Departs from Solvang Park to Santa Ynez every 15 to 30 minutes.
Departs from Solvang Park to Marriott in Buellton.
Departs Solvang Park to Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara.
Departs Solvang Park to Los Olivos.
Runner Drop Off
Runners may be dropped off by car at the parking lot on Meadowvale Road between Hwy 246 and Sagunto Street or in the parking lot of the Red Barn at Edison and Sagunto Street. There is NO PARKING on or near Sagunto, Faraday, Meadowvale or any streets near the start area, but there may be some available parking on other streets in Santa Ynez.
Four public parking lots are available in Solvang Lots 1, 3, 4 & 5 (Parking is not available in Lot 2 next to Solvang Park on Race Day). Additional parking is available in the lot behind Hotel Corque and in the large field behind the Corque accessible from Alisal Mesa Road.
Parking is available at Santa Ynez High School, 2975 East Hwy 246 ˜ 1 mile from the Start Line. Parking will not be permitted on Sagunto, Faraday, Meadowvale or any streets near the start area. Please be respectful of no parking signs, private property and noise ordinances.
Use Hwy 154 to access downtown Los Olivos parking areas; do not use Alamo Pintado Rd or Grand Ave. as they will have limited access due to the race.
Designated Viewing Areas
Santa Ynez Viewing
Enjoy breakfast on the patio at Burger Barn while watching the runners start the race.
Los Olivos Viewing
Watch the runners make the relay transition at mile 5.8 in downtown Los Olivos at the flagpole. Grab coffee or breakfast and watch them run through town. Use Hwy 154 to access Los Olivos; do not use Alamo Pintado Rd or Grand Ave. as they will have limited access due to the race.
Absolutely NO VEHICLES allowed in Ballard Canyon. You may park in downtown Los Olivos and walk up Steele Road to Corkscrew Hill at mile 7
Watch the runners finish the race in Solvang from Hans Christian Anderson off Chalk Hill to Copenhagen Dr.
Vehicles are NOT allowed anywhere on the course and there is NO parking along the course.